TV Guide: Federal Budget 2022/23 coverage on ABC and Sky News

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Coverage on ABC and Sky News begins at 7:30 pm with the treasurer Jim Chalmers’ speech

The Federal Budget for 2022/23 will be handed down on Tuesday, 25th October, by treasurer Jim Chalmers, in his inaugural budget.

This will be Labor’s first in almost a decade and is expected to be challenged and highly scrutinised, particularly with the rising cost of living affecting Australians across the board, record debt and soaring energy costs.

ABC’s coverage of the Federal Budget will feature its expert team, who will provide extensive coverage, analysis and updates throughout the evening, starting with: 
• 7:30pm
: The treasurer Jim Chalmers’ speech.

• 8:00pm: Federal Budget Special hosted by Sarah Ferguson and David Speers from Canberra, featuring the first interview with treasurer Chalmers and shadow treasurer Angus Taylor, plus special guests discussing the winners and losers and what the budget means for you. 

• 9:00pm: Federal Budget Special continues with further analysis and reaction, hosted by David Speers with Jeremy Fernandez getting community reaction in Packenham in south-east Melbourne.

At 9.30pm AEDT, ABC NEWS channel will air a half hour The Business: Budget Special which can be seen on ABC TV at 11pm local. Join Kathryn Robinson as she talks with leaders of the Australian business community for their reaction to the budget.
On ABC Radio from 6.30PM AEDT a special extended edition of PM, where David Lipson and a team of experts will delve into the detail of the Federal Budget and find out what it means for you and your family.
ABC NEWS digital will also provide coverage online with a live blog on Budget Night and the following morning answering the audiences’ questions, as well as an interactive Winners + Losers piece unpacking the budget announcement.
Also Politics Explained will be returning to answer your questions and take you behind the scenes of the Budget process.
The ABC will also broadcast opposition leader Peter Dutton’s Budget Reply speech at 7:30pm (AEDT) on Thursday, 27th October, followed by a special edition of 7.30 at 8pm.
 will answer all your budget questions live in Canberra with Stan Grant, broadcasting from The Street Theatre, alongside finance minister Katy Gallagher, shadow minister for finance Jane Hume and independent member for Fowler Dai Le.

Andrew Clennell, Laura Jayes and Kieran Gilbert

Meanwhile on Sky News’ coverage line-up for the Federal Budget begins at 4.30pm with Business Now.
Hosted by Sky News business editor Ross Greenwood, he will be joined alongside leading economists to discuss the potential market and economic impact of the Federal Budget.
The Kenny Report
 with Chris Kenny will review the latest breaking news stories set to affect the Budget outcome from 5 pm.
At 6pm, a 90-minute special edition of Credlin will feature a line-up of economic experts and political commentators.
Then at 7.30pm, Sky News Australia will air treasurer Chalmers’ speech.
Chief news anchor Kieran Gilbert will lead the post-speech analysis, live from parliament house at 8 pm, alongside Andrew Clennell, Laura Jayes, Ross Greenwood, Paul Murray, and Andrew Bolt. They will be joined by treasurer Chalmers and shadow treasurer Taylor for immediate response.
Participating in Sky News’ coverage are Independent senator Jacqui Lambie, Greens senator Nick McKim, One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts, and former Labor cabinet minister Stephen Conroy will also provide commentary and analysis.
At 9.30pm, Paul Murray will host a special 90-minute edition of Paul Murray Live, joined by his panel of guests to dissect the impact of the Budget.
The analysis will continue from 11 pm as Jenna Clarke takes a first look at the next day’s national papers and their take on Budget 2022 on The Front Page.
Then on Wednesday 26 th October, from 5.30am, Peter Stefanovic will anchor the morning after coverage for First Edition: Budget Breakfast.
And on Thursday 27th October, at 7.30pm, Sky News will broadcast the Coalition’s Official Budget Reply, given by opposition leader Dutton.


Top image left to right: Jeremy Fernandez, Andrew Probyn, Sarah Ferguson, David Speers, Stan Grant and Laura Tingle

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