Sky News Live and Sky News Business, featuring Australia’s most experienced political reporters and business analysts, are promising unrivalled live multichannel coverage of Budget 2018. Every angle and every opinion will be covered.
The countdown to the Treasurer’s speech begins at 5am Tuesday on Sky News Live (Ch 601) with Kieran Gilbert and Brooke Corte on First Edition. Political reporters Ashleigh Gillon, Laura Jayes and Tom Connell will be joined throughout the day by leading economists to discuss the potential market and economic impact of the Government’s package.
At 5:30pm on Sky News Business (Ch 602), business editor James Daggar-Nickson hosts a special Budget 2018 edition of Ticky, then at 6.30pm Helen Dalley will be joined by market experts to preview what Budget 2018 holds for business and personal finances.
From 6pm on Sky News Live, Ross Cameron and Rowan Dean will host a special Budget edition of Outsiders, before Janine Perrett sets the scene from Canberra as the Treasurer prepares to deliver what’s expected to be a pre-election budget.
Then from 7:30pm, there’s live coverage from the House of Representatives as Treasurer Scott Morrison hands down Budget 2018, simulcast on Sky News Live and Sky News Business.
Straight after the Treasurer, award-winning Sky News political editor David Speers leads unrivalled analysis from Parliament House. His team of experts includes former Prime Ministerial chief of staff Peta Credlin, leading business journalist Ticky Fullerton and political reporter Samantha Maiden.
As the Sky News team examines the political and economic impact of the Budget, Speers will be joined by the Treasurer and Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen.
From 9pm, Budget 2018 with David Speers will provide further insights as the panel of experts is joined by The Australian’s editor-at-large Paul Kelly.
At 9pm on Sky News Business, Ticky Fullerton will host Budget 2018: Ticky, as the nation’s business elite present their first response to the Government’s package.
At 10pm, a special budget edition of the top-rating Paul Murray Live will be simulcast on Sky News Live and Sky News Business. Paul and his team, including Chris Kenny and Nicholas Reece, will be joined by Canberra’s key crossbench senators for their first appraisal.
Janine Perrett returns at 11pm for a special Canberra-based edition of Heads Up as her panel takes the first look at the nation’s front pages and examines how the budget will play out in the media.
On Wednesday May 9 Sky News will bring viewers all the post-budget analysis with Budget 2018: The Verdict.
From 5am on First Edition, Kieran Gilbert and Brooke Corte will talk to all the key players as the Government begins the hard sell and the Opposition seeks to expose policy flaws. On Sky News Business, business editor James Daggar-Nickson and chief business reporter Ingrid Willinge will be joined by business reporter Leo Shanahan as they digest the economic and market impact on Budget Breakfast.
At 12:30pm there will be live and uninterrupted coverage from Parliament’s Great Hall as Treasurer Scott Morrison delivers his Post-Budget Address to the National Press Club.
On Thursday May 10 Budget 2018 coverage continues on Sky News Live with a special edition of The Bolt Report at 7pm ahead of live coverage and analysis of Labor’s Official Budget Reply at 7:30pm on Sky News Live.
Top photo: Sky News political editor David Speers