No matter who wins on Saturday we all have to change to survive - we have to consume less and conserve more.

Bill Shorten or Scott Morrison - which one will be the next Prime Minister?
Bill Shorten or Scott Morrison - which one will be the next Prime Minister?

At the last Federal election in July 2016 it took a few days before we knew exactly who was the winner - it was a close contest as the Coalition held onto a one seat majority.

Now the question is will it be a similar result this time around or will it be an easy win for one party or will the next government have to rely on the support of the independents on the crossbench.

So many possibilities that's how the political pundits are calling it four days out from the formal election day Saturday May 18.

Early polling, now at record levels, is just adding to the confusion about the final outcome as many voters cast their opinions on the candidates way before some of their major policies were released.

This has been a presidential style campaign especially so for the Coalition with the Prime Minister Scott Morrison having to work around the clock as his cabinet ministers have either retired or been too busy fighting to save their own electorates to really participate in the national debate.

Mr Morrison will be looking for some much needed rest come next week.

So for those who have not voted and are looking forward to the sausage sandwich and cake-stalls on election day what are your options.

In the Hunter we have a choice of eight candidates ranging from the major parties to the lesser known parties often with a one policy platform.

Labor is offering a range of policies most notably changes to the taxation system or these they prefer to say removing subsidies with the money collected to be redistributed to health and education spending.

They suggest they are the party that offers better policies to address climate change and a transition to a renewable based economy.

The Coalition has run on a campaign of warning against what they describe Labor to be economic vandals whose polices will result in higher costs of living and rising joblessness.

No matter who wins on Saturday we all have to change to survive - we have to consume less and conserve more.

We need to care more about the under privileged and ensure the next parliament increases Newstart.

Perhaps if we worry more about those issues then this nation will become a kinder and more attractive place to live.