SKY NEWS covers the 2021 Budget with JOSH FRYDENBERG, PETER STEFANOVIC, and more


Sky News will feature Australia’s most experienced political reporters and business experts to deliver live coverage and analysis of Budget 2021.

Parliament House, Canberra (image – Jonathan Lin / Flickr)

With Treasurer Josh Frydenberg expected to deliver a substantially improved economic outlook, Sky News will provide viewers with all the details on what the announcement means for the Australian economy and its residents.

Comprehensive coverage begins this Sunday 9 May at 8am when Treasurer Josh Frydenberg joins Chief News Anchor Kieran Gilbert on Sunday Agenda for a wide-ranging interview. 

Ahead of what could be his make-or-break Budget, the Treasurer has granted Sky News unprecedented access to his family at home in Melbourne, providing a revealing portrait of one of the nation’s most powerful figures. Former Prime Minister John Howard also joins the program for his insight into Josh Frydenberg’s Budget blueprint and political ascendancy.

Then on Tuesday 11 May, the countdown to the Treasurer’s Budget address begins at 5:30am with Peter Stefanovic on First Edition.

From 9:00am, Laura Jayes will be joined by leading economists to discuss the potential market and economic impact of the Government’s package during AM Agenda.

At 11:00am join Tom Connell and then Ashleigh Gillon on NewsDay for the latest predictions from politicians, pundits and policymakers.

Then at 2:00pm Sky News will cross to live coverage of Question Time during Parliament Live from the House of Representatives in Canberra.

Tom Connell will anchor Afternoon Agenda at 3:15pm from Canberra providing insight and analysis on the breaking news stories set to affect the outcome of the 2021 Budget.

At 5:00pm Chris Kenny anchors a special edition of The Kenny Report, setting the scene and examining the potential political and economic reaction to the Budget.

At 6:00pm Peta Credlin anchors a special 90-minute Budget edition of Credlin with some of Australia’s best economic and financial experts joining the program to breakdown what will matter most.

Live from 7:30pm, coverage from the House of Representatives, as Treasurer Josh Frydenberg hands down Budget 2021.

After the Treasurer delivers his speech, Chief News Anchor, Kieran Gilbert anchors Budget 2021 LIVE at 8:00pm.

Kieran will be joined for the hour-long analysis by an expert team, including Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell, Sky News Business Editor Ross Greenwood and Sky News Anchor Laura Jayes. Sky News Anchor Paul Murray and The Daily Telegraph’s Federal Political Editor James Morrow also join the coverage with their verdict.

Kieran will also have a live one-on-one interview with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers as the political debate over the nation’s fiscal fightback heats up.  

Then at 9:00pm join Paul Murray as he cuts through the Canberra spin and breaks down what the budget means for you during Paul Murray Live.

At 11:00pm Peter Gleeson hosts The Front Page, taking a first look at the nation’s front pages to examine how the Budget will play out in the media.

On Wednesday 12 May Sky News Budget 2021 coverage continues bringing viewers all the post-budget analysis.

From 5:30am on First Edition, Peter Stefanovic anchors the program live from the front lawn of Parliament House, providing viewers with comprehensive post-Budget coverage. As Australia charts its post-pandemic path to recovery, key political, business and industry figures join Sky News to deliver their verdict of the Morrison Government’s blueprint.

At 12:30pm Sky News will broadcast live coverage as Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivers his Post-Budget Address live from the Great Hall of Parliament and takes questions from the Press Gallery.

Then at 2:00pm Sky News will cross to live coverage of Question Time during Parliament Live as Labor look to put the Morrison Government to the test for the first time since the release of its Budget.

Kieran Gilbert and Andrew Clennell then return 3:15pm for Afternoon Agenda with complete analysis of the Budget and its fallout.

On Thursday 13 May at 7:30pm Sky News will broadcast live coverage as Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese delivers Labor’s Official Budget Reply.

Watch promo here.

Budget 2021 Programming Schedule on Sky News Australia Foxtel Channel 103 & 600:

8:00am Sunday Agenda with Kieran Gilbert and Andrew Clennell

5:30am    First Edition with Peter Stefanovic
9:00am    AM Agenda with Laura Jayes
11:00am  NewsDay with Tom Connell
12:00pm  NewsDay with Ashleigh Gillon
2:00pm    Parliament Live  Live coverage of Question Time
3:15pm    Afternoon Agenda with Tom Connell
5:00pm    The Kenny Report with Chris Kenny
6:00pm    Credlin: Budget 2021 Special with Peta Credlin
7.30pm    Budget 2021: Treasurer’s Speech – Live coverage from the House of Representatives with Josh Frydenberg
8:00pm    Budget 2021 LIVE with Kieran Gilbert
9:00pm    Paul Murray Live with Paul Murray
11:00pm  The Front Page with Peter Gleeson

5:30am   First Edition – Budget Breakfast with Peter Stefanovic Live from Canberra
12:30pm National Press Club Post-Budget Address with Josh Frydenberg
2:00pm    Parliament Live  Live coverage of Question Time
3:00pm    Afternoon Agenda with Kieran Gilbert an Andrew Clennell

7:30pm     Budget 2021 – Labor’s Official Budget Reply with Anthony Albanese

*All times in AEST

Sky News will feature multi-platform coverage of Budget 2021 online at A full wrap of the Budget 2021 hand down will be available in Wednesday’s edition of the Sky News Australia newsletter, Politics Now. Subscribe here.

For those outside of Australia and New Zealand, full live coverage is available on Sky News Australia’s international service Australia Channel (

Watch on Sky News, Foxtel channel 103 & 600 




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