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Bullet train party claim ‘least annoying’ tag

By Jazz - 15 October 2012 32

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In an interesting twist on conventional politics The Bullet Train for Canberra Party have been quick to claim the title of ‘Least Annoying’ party. Not sure if its a vote winner, but you have to admit there seem to be significantly more road side “vote for me” posters than ever before.

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Bullet train party claim ‘least annoying’ tag
c_c 3:58 pm 15 Oct 12

pirate_taco said :

They’ve definitely got a good marketer on board.

Tim Bohn, 2B Advertising & Design to be specific.

NoImRight 3:40 pm 15 Oct 12

pirate_taco said :

They’ve definitely got a good marketer on board.
Spinning doing and spending very little on campaigning into a positive is a smooth move.

Pirate Party ACT is also doing very little of the above, but that is more due to having few resources to do so.
At the very least we wouldn’t go overboard on the road side signs like the majors are doing, even if we had the resources to do so.

I’ve been having a conversation on twitter about the Bullet Trainers, in particular about what they stand for other than high speed rail [1].
I also sat next to bullet trainer Chris Bucknell this morning while he chatted to Ross Solly on ABC 666 at Central Cafe (you can even see me in the photo posted to their facebook page [2])
What I took away from this was that they don’t have any policies on anything other high speed rail because they don’t expect to be elected.

I think it’s great that they are raising the profile of this issue, but I can’t see how we could get anything done on it from here.
Perhaps they should make a tilt for the Senate next election and get it onto the federal government agenda?

I also note that a lot of candidates installed high speed rail as part of their Lego build, so there is a lot of support for the idea.

Glen Takkenberg
Pirate Party ACT for Ginninderra

1. https://twitter.com/pirate_taco/status/257387199836864512
2. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=388432447892168&set=a.186389491429799.41976.184459528289462&type=1

They managed to register as party for the election at least. So theres that.

Alderney 2:25 pm 15 Oct 12

drfelonious said :

They already got my vote as I have done a pre poll vote. This approach confirms my view that I did the right thing. They aren’t Labor Liberal or Green and their single issue is one worth voting for – more than enough to get me over the line.

I’ve pre-polled too and was aghast at the lack of choice.

No way was I going for the bullet train people as it’s a federal issue.

enrique 2:02 pm 15 Oct 12

grmsn said :

Shame though haven’t released any other information like what will happen if one of them actually a seat. Who they are going to partner with .. etc etc .. you know all that basic info which helps people make an informed decision.

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c_c said :

Interesting but I still wonder who’s funding them. I think you’ll find this is a front for something, probably Canberra Airport judging by the fonts.

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Mysteryman said :

While I appreciate their efforts to avoid annoying everyone, I do wonder how effective a local group would be in getting NSW and VIC (and the federal government) on board with their plan. Canberra is essentially a stop off on the proposed high-speed rail network. Voting for them on that basis alone seems a bit foolish, considering MLAs need to spend the vast majority of their time on local issues, not federal/interstate ones.

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AFAIK they’re self-funded unaffiliated independents, and are very serious about making a bullet train happen all along the east coast with Canberra-Sydney being just the start. Last week they announced the start of the Bullet Train for NSW branch and they’re aiming to go Federal!

Have a look on their facebook site for more info; ask them a question if you want and I reckon you’ll get a good straight answer pretty quick:

http://www.facebook.com/BulletTrainforCanberra

Masquara 1:48 pm 15 Oct 12

Straw poll of one: tradie who just came to do some work on my house said he is voting Bullet Train!

pirate_taco 1:38 pm 15 Oct 12

They’ve definitely got a good marketer on board.
Spinning doing and spending very little on campaigning into a positive is a smooth move.

Pirate Party ACT is also doing very little of the above, but that is more due to having few resources to do so.
At the very least we wouldn’t go overboard on the road side signs like the majors are doing, even if we had the resources to do so.

I’ve been having a conversation on twitter about the Bullet Trainers, in particular about what they stand for other than high speed rail [1].
I also sat next to bullet trainer Chris Bucknell this morning while he chatted to Ross Solly on ABC 666 at Central Cafe (you can even see me in the photo posted to their facebook page [2])
What I took away from this was that they don’t have any policies on anything other high speed rail because they don’t expect to be elected.

I think it’s great that they are raising the profile of this issue, but I can’t see how we could get anything done on it from here.
Perhaps they should make a tilt for the Senate next election and get it onto the federal government agenda?

I also note that a lot of candidates installed high speed rail as part of their Lego build, so there is a lot of support for the idea.

Glen Takkenberg
Pirate Party ACT for Ginninderra

1. https://twitter.com/pirate_taco/status/257387199836864512
2. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=388432447892168&set=a.186389491429799.41976.184459528289462&type=1

Mysteryman 1:12 pm 15 Oct 12

While I appreciate their efforts to avoid annoying everyone, I do wonder how effective a local group would be in getting NSW and VIC (and the federal government) on board with their plan. Canberra is essentially a stop off on the proposed high-speed rail network. Voting for them on that basis alone seems a bit foolish, considering MLAs need to spend the vast majority of their time on local issues, not federal/interstate ones.

astrojax 11:50 am 15 Oct 12

grmsn said :

Shame though haven’t released any other information like what will happen if one of them actually a seat. Who they are going to partner with .. etc etc .. you know all that basic info which helps people make an informed decision.

you want voters’ decisions to be informed now? sacre bleu!

c_c 11:50 am 15 Oct 12

Interesting but I still wonder who’s funding them. I think you’ll find this is a front for something, probably Canberra Airport judging by the fonts.

drfelonious 11:33 am 15 Oct 12

They already got my vote as I have done a pre poll vote. This approach confirms my view that I did the right thing. They aren’t Labor Liberal or Green and their single issue is one worth voting for – more than enough to get me over the line.

martin75 11:25 am 15 Oct 12

They have my vote and i voted for the Bullet Train station to be at the Chisholm Tavern in the win an iPAD comp.

grmsn 11:16 am 15 Oct 12

Shame though haven’t released any other information like what will happen if one of them actually a seat. Who they are going to partner with .. etc etc .. you know all that basic info which helps people make an informed decision.

thoughtpod 11:02 am 15 Oct 12

I’ll be voting for them – not just for this, but because their issue is a good one. No, I’m not affiliated with them/their family/friends/dog – but I am sick of having to fly to Sydney all the time – waste of money, bad for the environment, and those bug smashers are horribly uncomfortable for the long-legged. The major parties should have taken this line years ago.

M0les 10:46 am 15 Oct 12

virgil99 said :

Fantastic. Just got my vote.

+1

virgil99 10:37 am 15 Oct 12

Fantastic. Just got my vote.

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