Bullet Train for Australia
Bullet Train For Australia
|Founded||17 May 2013|
|Dissolved||23 May 2017|
|Political position||Single-issue advocating high-speed rail in Australia|
Bullet Train for Australia was an Australian political party, registered from 2013 to 2017. It was 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.
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, representing 4% of first preference votes. The party had 18 candidates in the 2013 federal election, in the ACT, NSW and Victoria.
- "Register of Political Parties". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
- Gray, Darren: "Validating her ticket aimed at biting the bullet on railways", in The Age, 3 September 2013
- Anderson, Stephanie: "Bullet Train could be your ticket, unless you're a stiff", in The Canberra Times, 25 June 2013
- Elections ACT: "2012 Results by Electorate and by Party", 14 January 2013
- Bitter dispute erupts over Senate preferences in Queensland: ABC 5 September 2013
- 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
- "Candidates for the 2016 federal election". Australian Electoral Commission. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
- "Bullet Train for Australia Voluntary Deregistration" (PDF). AEC. Retrieved 25 May 2017.