I think I am going to field with the postpone idea..... 5 is a small number.
Not sure if you guys are aware but the Qwire is playing somewhere is Canberra, this Sunday I think. Maybe go to that, or have a coffee/drink (overage assumption!! coffee a much better option) as an alternative and then can all become ice buddies.
Re: Budget, I find it immensely interesting but I take part in the state and federal budgets, they affect everything I do and having just come off an election grrrrrrrrrr I have enough work to do!!
Seriously though, they are important and people should take note as I do believe that if people had a close look at Howard's economic policy and went through the experience of, lets say going to university under his funding and ed arrangements, they wouldn't be so quick to vote for him.
On another line, check out the article in the Sydney Star Obesrver about Rudd's attitude to gay rights, no glowing. http://www.ssonet.com.au