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.
On 23 May 2017, the Australian Electoral Commission approved the party's application for voluntary deregistration.
- "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.
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