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Bullet Train for Australia

Bullet Train for Australia is an Australian political party, registered in 2013.[1] It is a single-issue party campaigning for a fast implementation of high-speed rail. It advocates that the first stage of the bullet train should run from Melbourne to Newcastle via Canberra and Sydney, and be built within 5 years.[2]

The party grew out of the Bullet Train for Canberra party led by Tim Bohm, which at the 2012 ACT elections gained around 9,000 votes,[3] representing 4% of first preference votes.[4] The party had 18 candidates in the 2013 federal election, in the ACT, NSW and Victoria.[2]

The party has been involved in Glenn Druery's Minor Party Alliance.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ Australian Electoral Commission: "Register of Political Parties", retrieved 3 September 2013
  2. ^ a b Gray, Darren: "Validating her ticket aimed at biting the bullet on railways", in The Age, 3 September 2013
  3. ^ Anderson, Stephanie: "Bullet Train could be your ticket, unless you're a stiff", in The Canberra Times, 25 June 2013
  4. ^ Elections ACT: "2012 Results by Electorate and by Party", 14 January 2013
  5. ^ Bitter dispute erupts over Senate preferences in Queensland: ABC 5 September 2013
  6. ^ Alliance of micro parties boosts odds for likes of One Nation or Shooters and Fishers gaining Senate spot through preferences: Daily Telegraph 5 September 2013

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