Having already stolen the thunder of "beer, smokes up" headlines already, the Rudd Gov is about to hand down it's pre-electoral budget. Promising there'll be no sweatheart deals, and with the most public-painful cash-grab already fading from non-smokers' memories, Treasurer Swan intends to portray his team as sober, conservative leaders that can continue guiding us through the ongoing crisis.
With Greece in chaos, and Spain and Portugal not far behind, not to mention disastrous opinion polls, there's a lot riding on tonight
Have Labor succeeded in proving themselves the better financial alternative? Let us know after the show!