He says he will a Prime Minister for infrastructure. Yes, like roads, not public transport and not fibre optic to the less wealthy in society. I fear for Medicare. I fear he will be controlled by the Murdoch press. So depressing.
The Greens, who I have voted for in the last few elections? I cannot tolerate their bleeding heart refugee policies. I have actually looked at them. They are not dissimilar to the major parties, but general kindness would cause a flood of boat arrivals. I believe in an organised system for refugees. The Karen in Burma are quite high on my list. They are not only persecuted and deserving, they 'fit' into Australian society. While it is a generalisation, Moslem refugees have not been a great fit. I do believe in most of The Greens environmental policies though, but I see their immigration and refugee policies at odds with environment.
I am naturally inclined to be a Labor voter, but the waste that we have seen under Labor over its time in government is appalling.
I might vote for the Sex Party who believe in legalising drugs, prohibition clearly hasn't worked, and taxing the trade. Then preference The Greens and then Labor. I do so with no passion though.
As I have written in comments on other's blogs, I cannot remember an election where so many people are disillusioned.
Here are some links that might help you to decide.
Last election I voted below the line in the Senate and I am sure I mucked it up. Numbering to 97 is hard.
I just noticed the Stable Population Party running in my electorate. Perhaps I will vote for them. Here is a snip I like. This is what The Greens should be on about.
The Stable Population Party is a sustainability party with a major focus on the everything issue - population. We are concerned with environmental, economic and social wellbeing.
Australia's population is currently growing by over 1000 people per day. That adds up to over one million people every three years - the size of Adelaide! It's no wonder Australia's quality of life is being degraded.
From a population of 23 million today, under Liberal/Labor policies we are on target for 40 million by 2050 - and rising! We say let's slow down and stabilise at around 26 million by 2050. You can vote for this sensible and sustainable path via the Senate ballot paper.
Do it at your leisure beforehand and just copy, if you want to vote below the line.
Just too hard.
If you want to bring back the death penalty and jail gays and women who give birth out of wedlock, perhaps this is of interest.
The last link and the best in my opinion is from our ABC. It told me in seconds exactly what I wanted to know.