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Lamington National Park Roads To Be Upgraded St. Kilda’s Palais Theatre To Be Repainted In Original 1927 Colours High Speed Rail Allows For Faster Freight Trains NPWS Undertakes Shameful Slaughter Of Brumbies Transport Chaos Looms Large For Newcastle Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines Untangle The Network Bass Strait Rail Ferry Or Rail Tunnel? Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains Connecting Our Community Is Merely A Matter Of Dollars And Sense
 
Lamington National Park Roads To Be Upgraded

Lamington National Park Roads To Be Upgraded

Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey Lamington National Park Road Funding Secured Victor P Taffa Funding for accelerated maintenance and sealing works worth $787,000 has been allocated to Lamington National Park Road, about 5 km from Canungra. Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said this was a win for […]

St. Kilda’s Palais Theatre To Be Repainted In Original 1927 Colours

St. Kilda’s Palais Theatre To Be Repainted In Original 1927 Colours

Victoria Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley Palais Theatre To Be Repainted In Original Colour Victor P Taffa St. Kilda’s Palais Theatre will be repainted in its original colour a sand tone consistent with the building’s 1927 finish as part of the $20 Million restoration of the local icon to secure its long-term future as […]

High Speed Rail Allows For Faster Freight Trains

High Speed Rail Allows For Faster Freight Trains

Case For Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail (HSR) Stacks Up Victor P Taffa Arguments that Capital City-Capital City HSR operating at speeds of 515 km/h does not stack up are wrong and unfounded. HSR Corridors enables faster and more profitable Freight Train operations to every Capital City. To then turn around and say that […]

NPWS Undertakes Shameful Slaughter Of Brumbies

NPWS Undertakes Shameful Slaughter Of Brumbies

Save The Brumbies President Jan Carter Cull Of Brumbies By NPWS Victor P Taffa The NPWS plans to engage in a mass slaughter of Brumby Horses. At the very same time the NPWS fails to adequately manage to control bushfires in National Parks. It is with dismay and disgust that we read the National Parks […]

Transport Chaos Looms Large For Newcastle

Transport Chaos Looms Large For Newcastle

Newcastle Save Our Rail President Joan Dawson SWAP A HERITAGE STATION FOR A CARPORT? Victor P Taffa That’s what Newcastle is being asked to accept for an interchange at Wickham!  It’s a third world pre-fab without walls or adequate platforms and certainly won’t give the sort of welcoming presence you get at Newcastle Station.   […]

Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines

Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines

SAY YES TO HEAVY RAIL: SAY NO TO METRO RAIL Victor P Taffa         Country New South Wales had many Branch Railway Lines closed and replaced by more costly bus services. The Newcastle Line is next and it would seem that this policy is driven by Baron Richard Beeching in the U.K. […]

Untangle The Network

Untangle The Network

The Case For Third Live Rail Metro Rail Is Just A Con On The Public Victor P Taffa What is happening in Victoria in Railway Expansion makes a lot of sense. What is happening in New South Wales in Railway Expansion is just a con on the Public. In Victoria the Regional Line separates Suburban […]

Bass Strait Rail Ferry Or Rail Tunnel?

Bass Strait Rail Ferry Or Rail Tunnel?

Bass Strait Rail Transport Options Victor P Taffa Currently the Car Ferry that operates across Bass Strait between Victoria and Tasmania is full during peak season. A Rail Ferry that also operates across Bass Strait would increase investment in Tasmania and build the economies of South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. When discussing the idea of […]

Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains

Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains

Victor P Taffa The Sydney Harbour Bridge opened on 19 March 1932 catering for 6 undivided road lanes and 4 Railway Lines. The 2 Western side Railway Lines continue to take trains to and from the North Shore. The 2 Eastern side Railway Lines were intended initially for a Railway to the Northern Beaches that […]

Connecting Our Community Is Merely A Matter Of Dollars And Sense

Connecting Our Community Is Merely A Matter Of Dollars And Sense

Victor P Taffa “Government of the people for the people by the people” When was the last time that this occurred especially in the provision of services? In the case of Willow Tree, Cardiff and Newcastle the needs of the local communities are ignored and of course there is a denial that a Government neglects […]

Below Standard Overseas Methods Causes Tram Overpass Construction Fault

Below Standard Overseas Methods Causes Tram Overpass Construction Fault

24 February 2017

South Australia Shadow Minister for Transport David Pisoni Department Of Transport Stuff-Up Victor P Taffa State Opposition are concerned that the fiasco surrounding the South Road tram overpass at Black Forest indicates a critical lack of expertise in the Department of Transport and Infrastructure. “Department of Transport was the project manager for construction of the […]

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First Cars Now Coke Closes The Door On South Australia

First Cars Now Coke Closes The Door On South Australia

24 February 2017

South Australia Shadow Minister for Industry Corey Wingard Weatherill Caught Napping As Coke Exits South Australia Victor P Taffa State Opposition have expressed anger at the Weatherill Labor Government’s failure to keep Coca-Cola operations in South Australia. “Coca-Cola’s announcement that they will close their South Australian operations in 2019 and hundreds of workers will lose […]

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Northern Adelaide Plains Vegetable And Fruit Growers Return To Production

Northern Adelaide Plains Vegetable And Fruit Growers Return To Production

24 February 2017

South Australia Minister for Agriculture Leon Bignell Gawler River Floodplains Producers Back To Business Victor P Taffa Northern Adelaide Plains vegetable and fruit growers are returning to production, with harvest underway and flood waste removed from their properties. Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) has wrapped up its flood waste removal program, collecting more than […]

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Mid Murray Primary Producers To Receive NDRRA Assistance

Mid Murray Primary Producers To Receive NDRRA Assistance

24 February 2017

South Australia Minister for Agriculture Food and Fisheries Leon Bignell Assistance For Primary Producers Extended To Mid Murray In South Australia Victor P Taffa Federal Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and South Australian Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Leon Bignell today announced that Category C assistance for primary producers would be extended to the […]

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Chandler Highway Bridge To Be Widened

Chandler Highway Bridge To Be Widened

23 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan Chandler Highway Bottlenecks To Go Victor P Taffa Works to remove two notorious bottlenecks along the Chandler Highway will start within months, with Seymour Whyte Constructions announced today as the successful tenderer for the project. “We’re putting people first by unlocking the frustrating bottlenecks and building a wider and […]

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Minister Appoints New Directors For TAC Board

Minister Appoints New Directors For TAC Board

23 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Finance Robin Scott New Directors Appointed To TAC Board Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today announced the appointment of two new directors to the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Board. David Heath and Samantha Smith this week joined the Board, bringing with them a wealth of experience in finance, marketing and business. “Our […]

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Andrews Govt To Improve Information Provided For Juries

Andrews Govt To Improve Information Provided For Juries

23 February 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Reforms Continue To Improve Jury Directions Victor P Taffa Andrews Government introduced new laws in Parliament today to further simplify and improve the way information is provided to juries in criminal trials. Jury Directions and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2017 will clarify that jury parades are not an essential part of […]

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Posted in Legal Affairs

Andrews Govt To Build A New Richmond High School

Andrews Govt To Build A New Richmond High School

23 February 2017

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews Getting It Done: Construction Starts At Richmond High Victor P Taffa Families in Melbourne’s booming inner suburbs will soon have access to a new school thanks to the Andrews Government the first vertical government high school built in Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond […]

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Upgrade Of Berth 4 To Double Townsville Port’s Container Trade Capacity

Upgrade Of Berth 4 To Double Townsville Port’s Container Trade Capacity

22 February 2017

Queensland Minister for Ports Mark Bailey Shortlisted Operators For Townsville Port Berth 4 Announced Victor P Taffa Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) has announced three companies have been shortlisted and invited to submit proposals to operate the Berth 4 container and general cargo terminal at Townsville Port. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said of the 6 submissions […]

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Cane Changer Provides Growers With Support

Cane Changer Provides Growers With Support

22 February 2017

Queensland Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Steven Miles Palaszczuk Govt Project To Help Wet Tropics Cane Growers Manage Their Land Victor P Taffa A behavioural psychologist will team up with canegrowers to foster widespread change across the industry that will lead to better outcomes for the Great Barrier Reef.   Minister for the Great […]

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Minister Welcomes First Meeting Of Early Childhood Expert Reference Panel

Minister Welcomes First Meeting Of Early Childhood Expert Reference Panel

22 February 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Children Nicole Manison Putting Territory Children And Families First Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government is delivering on its election commitment to improve the lives of Territory children and make generational change. Minister for Children Nicole Manison today welcomed the first meeting of the Early Childhood Expert Reference Panel in Darwin. […]

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Minister Welcomes School Principals To 2017 ACEL Conference

Minister Welcomes School Principals To 2017 ACEL Conference

22 February 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Education Eva Lawler Happy Principals Mean Great Students Victor P Taffa School principals and education leaders from Australia and New Zealand have gathered in Darwin for the 2017 Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) conference. Education Minister Eva Lawler said the focus of the conference was ‘Unleashing the Power of Confidence,’ […]

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Sir Elton John Comes To Mackay And Cairns In September 2017

Sir Elton John Comes To Mackay And Cairns In September 2017

21 February 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Minister for Tourism Kate Jones Sir Elton John To Tour North Queensland Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today welcomed a major musical coup for North Queensland, with Sir Elton John’s exclusive Once In A Lifetime Tour set to hit Mackay and Cairns in September 2017. In Mackay for the […]

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Posted in Literary & Arts

Brisbane Open House Receives Funding From Palaszczuk Govt

Brisbane Open House Receives Funding From Palaszczuk Govt

21 February 2017

Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Steven Miles Palaszczuk Government Announces Funding For Brisbane Open House Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has announced $150,000 in funding over three years to support Brisbane Open House and improve the community’s access to the city’s heritage places. Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Dr. Steven Miles said […]

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Tasmania Running Second On The Economic Premiership Table

Tasmania Running Second On The Economic Premiership Table

21 February 2017

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Report Card Ranks Tasmania’s Finances Second Best In The Country Victor P Taffa A report card released today by the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) shows that under the Hodgman Government Tasmania’s finances are strong and ranked as the second best in the country, Treasurer Peter Gutwein said. “CIS Report Card […]

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Posted in Business

Hodgman Govt Supports Bumblebee Trial To Improve Pollination

Hodgman Govt Supports Bumblebee Trial To Improve Pollination

21 February 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Bumblebee Trial Could Boost Agricultural Growth Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said that the Hodgman Government wants to see more investment and growth in the agriculture sector which is why a trial of using bumblebees in glasshouses to improve pollination […]

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Minister Presents Farmer Of The Year Awards 2016

Minister Presents Farmer Of The Year Awards 2016

20 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford Victorian Dairy And Sheep Producers Strike Hot Victor P Taffa Victorian dairy and sheep producers have taken the honours at The Weekly Times Coles 2016 Farmer of the Year Awards held at the RACV Club in Melbourne on Friday night. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford opened the national award […]

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Cheltenham Railway Station To Have Third Track Reinstated And Extended

Cheltenham Railway Station To Have Third Track Reinstated And Extended

20 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan More Dangerous Crossings To Go On The Frankston Line Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is removing three more dangerous and congested level crossings on the Frankston line and building two new stations. Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan announced today that the State Government will lower the Frankston line […]

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Weatherill Govt Provides Funding For Photonics Industry Development

Weatherill Govt Provides Funding For Photonics Industry Development

20 February 2017

South Australia Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation Kyam Maher Boost For Local Companies Using Light Technologies Victor P Taffa Up to three South Australian-based companies will share in $30,000 as part of a broader strategy to develop the state as a globally recognised centre for photonics expertise. “By providing funding for up to three photonics […]

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Posted in Industry

Opening Of New Cobbler Creek Facilities Sees Visitor Numbers Increase

Opening Of New Cobbler Creek Facilities Sees Visitor Numbers Increase

20 February 2017

South Australia Minister for Environment Ian Hunter Record Numbers Flock To New Cobbler Creek Facilities Victor P Taffa Visitor numbers are booming at Cobbler Creek Recreation Park in the northern suburbs following the opening of a new adventure playground, bike trails, and barbecue and picnic facilities. “Cobbler Creek is a great destination for people from […]

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