Comparing the key-words in Kevin Rudd’s budget reply set against Costello’s vision offers an at-a-glance glimpse of the issues set to dominate each party’s agenda in the upcoming election:

Costello:

additional (15) age (9) allowance (7) announce (15) around (7) assistance (9) australia (12) australian (12) billion (22) boost (6) budget (20) care (18) cent (18) challenges (9) change (6) child (12) children (5) climate (6) contribution (5) current (6) defence (8) dental (7) earnings (5) economic (6) economy (8) education (13) eligible (6) endowment (6) establish (7) existing (5) families (6) four (11) fund (16) further (11) future (15) government (32) health (10) higher (8) improve (11) including (9) income (16) increase (7) initiative (8) investment (10) level (6) maintain (5) managed (5) means (7) million (25) mr (10) national (12) natural (6) paid (7) pay (8) payment (12) people (10) per (26) plan (7) programme (6) provides (6) rate (9) receive (8) regional (8) schools (14) security (11) seniors (5) services (7) skills (8) speaker (10) support (9) system (6) tax (32) taxpayers (9) tonight (16) top (5) training (10) water (11) work (7) workforce (6) years (28) created at TagCrowd.com

Rudd:

announce (5) around (5) australia (25) australian (13) bank (5) believe (7) better (6) beyond (5) billion (6) boom (8) broadband (5) budget (5) building (5) business (25) cent (5) centres (4) century (6) challenges (12) change (14) climate (10) competitive (5) core (12) cost (8) country (8) decade (5) depends (5) disclosure (5) economic (14) economy (12) education (18) elected (9) establishing (5) fair (5) families (4) financial (6) form (5) four (6) funds (15) future (23) government (24) growth (14) house (4) including (4) industry (7) invest (5) labor (19) long-term (10) management (10) million (9) mining (7) mr (14) national (16) opportunities (6) people (5) per (8) percent (8) plan (9) productivity (19) program (6) prosperity (7) revolution (7) schools (16) second (6) security (7) services (6) simply (5) skills (4) speaker (14) standard (5) states (5) superannuation (5) tax (6) tonight (10) towns (4) trades (7) training (11) water (23) workshops (4) world (16) year (17) created at TagCrowd.com