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Jan McCallum

Jan McCallum is editor of INTHEBLACK. Jan has worked as a finance journalist in Australia, Hong Kong and Beijing and has written for the business pages of major Australian newspapers, BRW magazine and edited a Chinese business website and the Forbes Australia Rich List. Her particular interest is the intersection of government, business and commercial law.

Prior to joining INTHEBLACK, she was managing editor of InsuranceNEWS.com.au.

The 2019-2020 Budget was handed down to Parliament on the 2 April 2019. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

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