The ABC will have extensive coverage of the 2019 Federal Budget on Tuesday, 2nd April from 7:30pm and switches to ABC News at 9pm.
There will also be a late-night special edition of The Drum.
Coverage begins at 7:30pm (AEDT), as the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg hands down his first federal budget live from Canberra on the eve of an election campaign.
From 8pm, our expert team of Leigh Sales, Andrew Probyn, Laura Tingle and Barrie Cassidy will discuss the winners and losers and what the budget means to you, with insights from Greg Jennett and Annabel Crabb.
The Budget Special will include the first interview with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, as well as an interview with Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen.
The coverage and analysis of Budget 2019 continues on ABC News channel from 9pm (AEDT) with extended analysis by Greg Jennett, Andrew Probyn and Emma Alberici, who will be joined by Patricia Karvelas and Ian Verrender.
At 9.30pm (AEDT) Elysse Morgan presents a half hour special of The Business featuring:
Mathias Cormann – Finance Minister
Jim Chalmers – Shadow Finance Minister
Diane Smith-Gander – Australian Business Executive
Simon McKeon – Chancellor of Monash University
At 10pm (AEDT), there will be a late-night special edition of The Drum simulcast on ABC and ABC News channel, hosted by Ellen Fanning, talking to leaders of the Australian business community for their reaction to the budget. Joining Ellen will be:
Ketan Joshi – energy, science and technology expert
Phil Coorey – Political Editor for the Australian Financial Review
Wesley Enoch – artistic director and playwright
ABC will also broadcast Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s Budget Reply speech at 7:30pm (AEDT) on Thursday, 4 April, followed by extended coverage and analysis on ABC NEWS channel from 8pm (AEDT).