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Meet the Bullet Trainers

By johnboy - 5 October 2012 40

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The Bullet Train for Canberra Party are welcome bright spot in an increasingly turgid campaign and have sent out a release to introduce themselves:

The Bullet Train For Canberra party will field 6 candidates in the upcoming election, with two in each electorate. Our candidates are all new to politics – we readily admit that we have less political experience than Mal Meninga, but we all have a strong desire to see a Bullet Train for Canberra.

After hearing politicians talk about it for over 30 years, and seeing more reports and studies than a University recycling bin, we really had no other choice. So we all chose to make a stand to get a Bullet Train For Canberra, and to see the massive benefits it will bring to the region.

[Pictures courtesy Bullet Train for Canberra]

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40 Responses to
Meet the Bullet Trainers
EvanJames 2:32 pm 05 Oct 12

I’m wondering if they’re a stealth party put up by the Canberra Airport. CAG takes over Canberra…

chewy14 2:29 pm 05 Oct 12

joller said :

The idea for one-issue parties is not to win the election and govern.
– the campaign allows them to raise awareness of their issue in their electorate, at the time when the electorate is open to listen to political arguments
– it allows them certain campaign related privileges in terms of advertising etc.
– if they generate enough interest and commitment fro the voters, one of the major parties is more likely to pick up their idea, invite one of their candidates or do a deal with the party to get the support of their voters.
Think of labor and greens.
Do you think the greens would be able to govern Australia? and their certainly more than just a one-issue party.

So running for the election is really just a cover for lobbying on a specific idea. And that’s meant to make me want to support them?
And no the Greens would not be able to govern Australia, which is one of the reasons I dislike them so much.

astrojax 2:17 pm 05 Oct 12

Deref said :

zippyzippy said :

Oh good, the chance to ask my one simple question: What can the bullet train party actually do in the ACT Parliament?

Beat me to it.

Are they proposing that the ACT Government should build it?

build it, and they will come… fast.

Conan of Cooma 2:10 pm 05 Oct 12

zippyzippy said :

Oh good, the chance to ask my one simple question: What can the bullet train party actually do in the ACT Parliament?

Probably more than what is already happening. Which is very little.

Deref 2:00 pm 05 Oct 12

zippyzippy said :

Oh good, the chance to ask my one simple question: What can the bullet train party actually do in the ACT Parliament?

Beat me to it.

Are they proposing that the ACT Government should build it?

johnboy 1:56 pm 05 Oct 12

hit the breakout button (top right) for a larger version

c_c 1:53 pm 05 Oct 12

So, is there some hidden code in the flyer they’ve put out or are the random bold characters throughout, just a bug with Google Docs?

joller 12:40 pm 05 Oct 12

chewy14 said :

I can’t really cop one issue parties.
(…)
Seeing as we have no idea what their other policies are, how do you justify giving them your vote?

The idea for one-issue parties is not to win the election and govern.
– the campaign allows them to raise awareness of their issue in their electorate, at the time when the electorate is open to listen to political arguments
– it allows them certain campaign related privileges in terms of advertising etc.
– if they generate enough interest and commitment fro the voters, one of the major parties is more likely to pick up their idea, invite one of their candidates or do a deal with the party to get the support of their voters.
Think of labor and greens.
Do you think the greens would be able to govern Australia? and their certainly more than just a one-issue party.

G-Fresh 11:47 am 05 Oct 12

Let’s hope their campaign doesn’t go off the rails.

zippyzippy 11:40 am 05 Oct 12

Oh good, the chance to ask my one simple question: What can the bullet train party actually do in the ACT Parliament?

poetix 10:52 am 05 Oct 12

Their Lego build would have been nice and straightforward.

chewy14 10:13 am 05 Oct 12

I can’t really cop one issue parties.

What are they going to do when they get in the LA and realise that a bullet train won’t happen without the Feds chucking in billions which is extremely unlikely at the moment?

Seeing as we have no idea what their other policies are, how do you justify giving them your vote?

rosscoact 9:49 am 05 Oct 12

A political message with no lies, hyperbole or swivel-eyed ranting. I’m warming to these guys

Flyinghurts 9:33 am 05 Oct 12

Nice idea, but will be very expensive and take a long time to implement. Have there been any talks to attempt to get in principle agreement for the proposal from representatives from the NSW, QLD and VIC state governments?

Erg0 9:03 am 05 Oct 12

Wait, Mal Meninga’s running?

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