An interesting article. It would appear that in Australia money talks more loudly than the democratic process. The Liberal budget would appear to be at least 10x greater than any of the other candidates. If the Liberals win on Saturday, it would support the view that democracy is only truly available to those who can afford to participate in it. It may explain, why the actions of our elected politicians (from both sides of politics), so often do not seem to reflect the views of the community at large.