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The ten biggest Twitter themes of #Budget2017

Social media has quickly become the premier forum for how people consume and respond to big community events.

" Social media has quickly become the premier forum for how people consume and respond to big community events."
Shane White, Senior production editor, BlueNotes

In this vein, the unveiling of the Commonwealth Budget for 2017-18 in Australia caused a big stir on Twitter. Below we present what, when and where was creating the most conversation on Twitter for #Budget2017.

WHAT

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The biggest term was – surprise! - tax. New levies around Medicare, banks and foreign workers were at the tip of everyone’s fingers. Health and housing issues closely followed.

WHEN

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As the Treasurer wrapped up his speech, the #budget2017 hashtag was appearing 420 times per minute – a revealing picture of the impact the social network has had on our political discourse.

WHERE

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Canberra’s biggest night of the year was also its time to shine on Twitter – with the action happening on phones in the capital as big as that seen in Sydney and Melbourne.

The above chart shows the highest volume of tweets per location using key terms associated with the budget.

Shane White is senior production editor at BlueNotes

Data courtesy of Twitter

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