I am not going to tell you how to vote. I will however, say the following. Under the Labor government, massive budget boosts to mental health have already flowed through to the community which have enabled people like my younger sister (who has Asperger Syndrome) to transition from basically confinement in her bedroom, self-harming, completely separated from real life/society to being assigned a carer - assisted living - and a reasonable budget to actually be able to move forward into some semblance of independence. She absolutely loves music (obviously, like any teenager) and tomorrow she is going along to an actual bar with her carer to see actual bands/music around actual people, something that she mentally just could not do before being able to move into assisted living, something the Labor government enabled.
Now, Tony Abbott’s Coalition have said they will match this if they come to power, and all sorts of budget related health punches are being thrown around regarding this issue, but honestly, they are just playing catch up and attempting to make the policy moot. It isn’t moot; it was a Labor policy that happened, and probably wouldn’t have happened under a Liberal government, we all kinda know this.
So yeah, do as you please - I’m personally going for the sausage sizzles, but maybe consider the results of actual delivered promises if you’re on the fence and looking for some sort of good in the evils.