Watch #Budget2017 live on Twitter

By Jonathan Harley

Treasurer Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) delivers his second Federal Budget tonight, and Twitter has been abuzz with conversation as politicians, interest groups and voters take to Twitter to share their views.

In the last 24 hours, we’ve already seen more than 15,000 Tweets related to Federal Budget hashtags (more than double the volume we saw over the same period in 2016), and we expect conversation will continue to rise as Treasurer Morrison delivers his Budget speech.

The ten most Tweeted topics related to #Budget2017 over the last 30 days are:

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And while the #Budget2017 conversation will be as fervent as ever, this year it will be easier than ever to watch the Federal Budget live on Twitter as a number of outlets broadcast their coverage live on Twitter tonight, including:

  • @abcnews will stream their #Budget2017 coverage live from their Twitter account from 7:30-9pm AEST.
  • @HuffPostAU will broadcast a series of live interviews and reaction pieces from 8-9pm AEST.
  • @Y7News will broadcast the Treasurer’s speech from 7:30pm AEST, followed by a behind the scenes live stream with Political Correspondent @telester
  • And on Thursday, BuzzfeedOzPol will broadcast a Twitter exclusive live interview with Treasurer @ScottMorrisonMP from the courtyards of Parliament House in Canberra from 9am AEST.

On top of this, Moments will also be the perfect place to keep up and catch up on the latest #Budget2017 news and reaction. Hit “Follow” on this Moment to get the best Tweets delivered directly to your timeline.

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Jonathan Harley


Head of News, Twitter Australia

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