Budget Night 2020 – What Will It Mean for Australians?
ABC’s political and economic experts bring you live coverage and unpack the issues.
How much has the coronavirus pandemic cost the country? Will there be additional support announced for employment, health, or education? And most importantly, will the budget set out the path to economic recovery for Australia?
The Federal Budget is due to be handed down on Tuesday 6 October, and this year there is considerable anticipation around the announcement.
The ABC has the most extensive and independent coverage across all its platforms offering the most comprehensive analysis from some of the country’s leading economists.
Coverage begins at 7:30pm (AEDT), as the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg hands down his federal budget live from Canberra.
From 8pm (AEDT), join Leigh Sales for live coverage of the budget announcement and interviews with the Treasurer and Shadow Treasurer.
Leigh will be joined on the night by Host of ABC TV’s Insiders program David Speers, ABC’s Political Editor Andrew Probyn and 7.30’s Chief Political Correspondent Laura Tingle, bringing you the best coverage, analysis and commentary.
Special guests include: Chris Richardson from Deloitte Access Economics; Julia Lee from Burman Invest; Jennifer Westacott, CEO of the Business Council of Australia; Michele O’Neil, ACTU President; and Professor Ngiare Brown, Commissioner of the National Mental Health Commission.
And there’ll be special segments from Inga Ting and Casey Briggs looking at the data behind the budget numbers and the economic impact of COVID-19.
The reaction to Budget 2020 continues from 9pm (AEDT) with extended analysis by David Speers, Annabel Crabb, Shalailah Medhora, Jeremy Fernandez and special guests from the welfare, tourism and business sectors.
At 9:30pm (AEDT) the coverage continues on ABC NEWS Channel with Jeremy gauging community reaction from Western Sydney followed at 9:45pm (AEDT) by Elysse Morgan with a special edition of The Business. Elysse speaks to Romilly Madew, CEO of Infrastructure Australia and economist Andrew Charlton.
On ABC Radio, join Linda Mottram for an extended edition of PM from 6:30pm (AEDT) to help you interpret the facts and the figures and explain what it all means for you and your family.
Following Tuesday’s Budget Special, ABC NEWS online will continue to bring you the latest budget news and information, as well as stories to help you unpack what the budget means for you and your family.
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The ABC will also broadcast Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s Budget Reply speech at 7:30pm (AEDT) on Thursday 8 October.