A while back I wrote a long post on the insanity of the Newstart system, which seems to have been deliberately designed to humiliate those who use it. At the time when I was going through these experiences I often thought that someone should do a study on the relationship between suicide rates and increased bureaucratic bullying of recipients.
It turns out that pretty much at the time someone was doing something rather similar. This research, showing that suicides are higher when the Coalition (and Conservatives in the UK) are in government does not just look at those who were receiving welfare, but it is a pretty safe conclusion that they would account for much of the increase.
Many would consider this something to consider when exercising your vote (or at least your preference between the majors). Unfortunately, for quite a few Liberal Party voters the suicides of more welfare recipients would be feature, not a bug.