Twitter reveals what budget topics are being tweeted about the most

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Twitter has revealed what budget topics people across Australia have been discussing the most over the last week.

An analysis of the #Budget19 hashtag showed that “debt” has been the most talked about budget topic on Twitter, followed by “tax”, and then “surplus”.

Between 26 March and 2 April, the top 10 talking points were as follows:

1. Debt
2. Tax
3. Surplus
4. Election
5. Energy
6. Health
7. ABC
9. Infrastructure
10. Small Business

Explaining how the list was compiled, a Twitter spokesperson told Business Insider Australia: “We used internal tools to find the terms Tweeted most regularly in relation to #Budget19 (and related terms like ‘Federal Budget’) over the past 7 days.”

TwitterTwitter’s analysis of the #Budget19 hashtag.

Twitter also shared a heat map showing where in Australia most of the #Budget19 tweets have been coming from over the last 48 hours.

Unsurprisingly, the Twitter trends map shows that south east of the country appears to have been the most active, while the interior has been very quiet.


Twitter was unable to publicly share Tweet volumes and geographical breakdowns for topics.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will hand down his first, and perhaps only, budget at 7:30pm AEST. With federal elections around the corner, it’s being hailed as a crucial moment for the Morrison government.

Frydenberg is expected to announce tax cuts for millions of people, as well as large scale infrastructure projects that are likely to cost billions of dollars.

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