|Peter Martin is one of Australia’s most accomplished economic journalists. For 20 years the economics correspondent for Australia’s leading current affairs programs AM, PM and The World Today and since 2006 the economics correspondent or economics editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Canberra Times.
He explains complex questions simply and without jargon. He is regularly on the front page.Audiences love him. He is a regular guest on ABC NightLife, ABC News 24, ABC Adelaide 891, ABC Perth 720, ABC Canberra 666, Triple j, Sydney’s 2UE and Melbourne’s 3AW.
In 1993 Peter pioneered a new way of reporting about the personal side of economics, developing and co-presenting with Geraldine Doogue ‘Home Economics’ which continued for a decade on the ABC Life Matters program. He writes a fortnightly column about human-scale economics for the Sun Herald.
A former Commonwealth Treasury official with an honours degree in economics, Peter is the co-author (with Ross Gittins) of four economics textbooks. He understands the hard stuff, but makes it simple.In three decades of reporting Peter has covered events including the float of the Australian dollar, the “Banana Republic” collapse of the dollar, the infamous Black Tuesday 1987 stock market crash (which he witnessed first-hand from the stock exchange floor) and the failed and finally successful attempt to change Australia’s tax system.
Peter has reported more than 20 budgets.With Max Walsh and Maxine McKew in 1995 he developed the ABC’s first business current affairs television program, The Bottom Line. He has reported for 7.30, LateLine, DateLine, Insight, Background Briefing, and the SBS Business Show. Peter’s work for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Canberra Times puts him at the centre of the political action in Parliament House where he rubs shoulders with government ministers and their shadows. He often offends them. He works for his audience.
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Peter has a wonderful gift of interpreting his complex subject in ways that are both informative and engaging. His presentation was relevant and very well-received by our audience of nurses and midwives.
Angela Garvey – New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association
If you are looking for a skilled and congenial moderator, then I have no hesitation in strongly recommending Peter Martin.
Kevin J. Fox Professor of Economics – Director, Centre for Applied Economic Research UNSW Australia
Peter was able to speak about economics in terms that we all easily understood, he tailored it to our presentation and audience, and he was both engaging and erudite.
Kathy Kostyrko Director – Public Sector – Hays Recruiting experts worldwide
It is always a pleasure to listen to someone who not only has a real passion for his subject but someone who is able to deliver such a subject in a way that everyone is able to comprehend
Roger Summerill – President – The Illawarra Connection
Peter’s keynote address at our networking dinner was informative and eye-opening. His passion for and detailed knowledge of his subject matter made an otherwise dry presentation interesting and engaging.
Yvonne Walker – Executive Officer – The Illawarra Connection
For mine one of the best economic journalists in the country
Bernard Keane – Journalist/ Author
The best economics correspondent
Ross Gittins – Economics Editor The Sydney Morning Herald
If you don’t believe me, ask Peter Martin
Chris Caton – Chief Economist BT Financial Group