Treasurer Scott Morrison’s 2017-18 budget speech, annotated by experts

What was between the lines of Scott Morrison’s budget speech? AAP/Mick Tsikas

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s 2017-18 budget speech, annotated by experts

In his speech to the House of Representatives tonight, Treasurer Scott Morrison claimed the 2017-18 budget was a “fair and responsible path back to a balanced budget”.

The Conversation asked three experts – political speech expert Tom Clark, linguist Annabelle Lukin, and economist Danielle Wood – to closely watch the treasurer’s budget speech, which you can read in full here. We’ve collected their live tweets of the speech in Storify below, and a selection of their best tweets and annotations is to come.


I know this has put real pressure on Australians and on their families. Terribly, this has meant some families have even broken apart. – Treasurer Scott Morrison