Tuesday, August 05, 2008

I've joined The Age

I have started work as the Economics Correspondent for The Age, still based in Parliament House in Canberra.

It feels good, but I sad to leave behind my very close Canberra Times colleagues Danielle Cronin, Andrew Fraser, Emma MacDonald, David McLennan and Ross Peake.

I'll be working with Age's Economics Editor Tim Colebatch and bureau chief Michelle Grattan and colleagues Josh Gordon, Chris Hammer, Katherine Murphy, Brendan Nicholson, Leo Shannahan, Sarah Smiles and Tony Wright.

Here's what they put in this morning's Age:

Today Peter Martin joins The Age as its economics correspondent.

A former Treasury official with an honours degree in economics, Peter has reported economics for the ABC and the SBS and comes from The Canberra Times where he has been the economics editor.

Peter has contributed to three books about economics and in 1996 was Journalist in Residence at the Melbourne University’s Department of Economics.

He will report from the Age’s Canberra bureau.