Christopher Jay


Christopher Jay is a Sydney economic journalist who is a regular writer for the The Australian Financial Review.

He is the author of several business texts including A Future More Prosperous (Tower Books, 1999) on the history of the BHP Newcastle steelworks and The Private World of Family Business (Pitman, 1996) with Graham Connolly.


For the good of the nation

ReportageDURING THE 2004 Budget Lock-up, Federal Treasurer Peter Costello made one of those remarks that serve to encapsulate an entire policy debate. Discussing Australia's ebbing birthrate, he said: "You know, if you can have children, it's a good thing...

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