ABC: Budget 2017 guide

ABC will have the first interview with Treasurer Scott Morrison following his 2017 Budget tomorrow night.

ABC will have the first interview with Treasurer Scott Morrison following his 2017 Budget tomorrow night.

Here is a comprehensive guide to ABC Coverage on Television and Online.


Tuesday, 9 May – Budget Day


ABC, the ABC News channel & iview

The Drum – 5.30pm on ABC & iview / 6.30pm AEST on the ABC News channel
As the press gallery bunkers down in the budget media lock-up, host John Barron and a panel of experts will count down to Budget 2017 and preview what to expect.

ABC News – 7pm on ABC & iview
The news of the day and the lead up to the Federal Treasurer’s Budget speech.
ABC News Budget 2017 Special – on ABC, the ABC News channel, iview, ABC News online and simulcast live on the ABC News Facebook page.
Leigh Sales hosts the ABC News Budget 2017 special with Political Editor Chris Uhlmann live from Parliament House in Canberra.
At 7:30pm AEST the Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison will deliver his second Federal Budget speech live from the House of Representatives.
Just after 8pm, Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison will join Leigh Sales for his first interview of the night, followed by the response from the Opposition’s Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen.
ABC will deliver uninterrupted coverage, analysis and commentary from Australia’s top political and business journalists and commentators, including Barrie Cassidy, Annabel Crabb, Andrew Probyn and Greg Jennett, along with triple J Hack political reporter, Shalailah Medhora.
The Budget Special will examine what Scott Morrison’s definition of ‘good debt and bad debt’ looks like in the Budget, as well as cost of living pressures like housing affordability.
Other guests include Senator Nick Xenophon and Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale, along with the Business Council of Australia’s Jennifer Westacott and Cassandra Goldie from ACOSS.
ABC News coverage continues all night on the ABC News Channel. At 9pm Chris Uhlmann will look at the impact for business, with Australian Financial Review journalist, Laura Tingle, ABC Business editor, Ian Verrender and economist, Chris Richardson. And Michael Rowland speaks to the Editors of some of the nation’s biggest newspapers to get their take on the Budget.

Foreign Correspondent – 9:00pm on ABC & ABC iview
Australia is one of the toughest places in the world to buy a home. But we’re not alone. So what are other countries doing to tackle high cost housing – and what bright ideas can we pinch from them? Hamish Macdonald hosts this special report, right after the Budget. 

Lateline –  9:30pm AEST on the ABC News channel & iview / 10.30pm on ABC & iview
Host Emma Alberici speaks to Finance Minister Mathias Cormann and Shadow Finance Minister Jim Chalmers. Featuring analysis from political correspondent David Lipson, economist Saul Eslake and The Guardian Australia’s editor Lenore Taylor. 

The Drum – 10.05pm AEST on the ABC News channel & later on ABC
John Barron hosts a special late edition of The Drum with a fresh take on Budget 2017, analysing how it may affect you. Panellists include, Alice Workman of BuzzFeed Australia, Nicki Hutley, Chief economist at Urbis, Ming Long, Business leader, and Jacinta Price, Councillor at Alice Springs Town Council.

ABC News Online

ABC News online will have the most comprehensive digital coverage and latest news on what the Budget means for all Australians, with explainers and a full dissection of the winners and losers.  Check out the Budget jargon buster now online, to help you understand what all the terms mean, as well as all the latest news in the lead-up to Budget night at abc.net.au/news
On the night there will be a live blog with all the latest reaction and analysis of how the money was sliced and diced and what it actually means for people in the cities to the bush.
The ABC TV Budget coverage will be streamed live online and from the ABC News Facebook page.  ABC journalist Will Ockenden will be providing his own unique analysis on the Budget, with a special Facebook Live from 8pm (AEST).    Alongside him to break down the key budget topics, and scrutinise the numbers and the politics will be the ABC’s Business specialists and political reporters providing analysis and answering questions from you.

Wednesday May 10

News Breakfast – 6.00am on ABC & iview / 6.00am AEST on the ABC News channel
News Breakfast will broadcast live from the front lawn of Parliament House in Canberra on the morning after the budget is handed down. Hosted by Michael Rowland and Virginia Trioli, the program will guide viewers through the key budget announcements and political reaction with guest analysis and commentary. Michael and Virginia will gauge initial impressions from voters through direct audience feedback. Coverage will include feature interviews with senior figures from both sides of politics, as well as the crossbench. Insider’s Barrie Cassidy will also join the program, looking at the political implications and cutting through the spin from the parties.

National Press Club Address – 12.30pm on ABC & iview / 12.30pm AEST on the ABC News channel
Live from the Great Hall at Parliament House Canberra, Treasurer Scott Morrison presents his post-budget address to the National Press Club.

Thursday May 11

Budget Right Of Reply
7.30pm AEST on ABC, the ABC News channel, iview, ABC News on radio, ABC Radio
Live on television, radio and online, ABC presents the Budget 2017 Right of Reply by Shadow Treasurer of Australia, Chris Owen.

7.30 – 8:00pm on ABC & iview
Following the Budget Right of Reply, Leigh Sales hosts 7.30.

Sunday May 14

Insiders – 9:00am on ABC, the ABC News channel & iview
Host Barrie Cassidy is joined by Treasurer Scott Morrison and a panel of Australia’s top political journalists – including George Megalogenis, the Financial Review’s Laura Tingle and The Australian’s Niki Savva who will help make sense of the events of Budget week.

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