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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 […]

Infinity Award Nominations Open Until 23 June 2017

Infinity Award Nominations Open Until 23 June 2017

24 May 2017

Western Australia Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson Nominations Open For Infinity Awards Victor P Taffa Recognition for innovative waste reduction and recycling initiatives Western Australians working to reduce waste and promote re-use and recycling are encouraged to enter this year’s Infinity Awards. “Infinity Awards have been recognising the champions of waste reduction and recycling in […]

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Posted in Environment

Hon. Justice Andrew Beech SC Appointed As Judge To Court Of Appeal

Hon. Justice Andrew Beech SC Appointed As Judge To Court Of Appeal

24 May 2017

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley New Judge For The Court Of Appeal Victor P Taffa Justice Andrew Beech SC appointed as a judge of the Court of Appeal Attorney General John Quigley today announced the appointment of the Hon. Justice Andrew Beech SC as a judge of the Court of Appeal. This appointment fills […]

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Posted in Legal Affairs

Tasmanians Reminded Of Library And Information Week 22-28 May 2017

Tasmanians Reminded Of Library And Information Week 22-28 May 2017

24 May 2017

Tasmania Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff Celebrate Library And Information Week Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government wants to give Tasmanians every opportunity for a great future by ensuring they get the best possible education, which is why now is a great time to visit your local library as we enter Library and Information […]

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Posted in Literary & Arts

Stage 2 Of Tourism Tracer Dashboard Launched By Premier

Stage 2 Of Tourism Tracer Dashboard Launched By Premier

24 May 2017

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Tourism Tracer building visitor insights faster Victor P Taffa Tasmania’s tourism industry is booming with 1.2 Million visitors and $2 Billion in spending driving growth right across the state, including in the regions. Premier Will Hodgman said Stage 2 of the Tourism Tracer Dashboard launched today, is an innovative research tool […]

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Western Australia Reminded Of Winter Sprinkler Ban 1 June- 31 August 2017

Western Australia Reminded Of Winter Sprinkler Ban 1 June- 31 August 2017

23 May 2017

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly Don’t Forget To Turn Your Sprinklers Off For Winter Victor P Taffa Winter sprinkler ban in place from June 1 to August 31, 2017 Ban applies to scheme and bore water Sprinkler ban saved 4.8 Billion litres of scheme water in 2016 Water Minister Dave Kelly today reminded […]

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Busselton Water To Remain In Public Hands

Busselton Water To Remain In Public Hands

23 May 2017

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly Transfer Of Busselton And Dunsborough Water Assets Not To Proceed Victor P Taffa Transfer of water assets would result in increased costs to the State Proposal would require legislative change Water Minister Dave Kelly today announced a proposed transfer of ownership of Dunsborough water and Busselton drainage assets […]

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Tenancy Management Contract Referred To Auditor General

Tenancy Management Contract Referred To Auditor General

23 May 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerald McCarthy Procurement Process Referred To Auditor General Victor P Taffa Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy will refer to the Auditor General the awarding of the next Alice Springs town camps tenancy management contract. Mr. McCarthy said a recent probity audit report into the […]

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New Development Consent Authority Chair Sought To Replace Denis Burke

New Development Consent Authority Chair Sought To Replace Denis Burke

23 May 2017

Northern Territory Acting Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler Expressions Of Interest Open For New Development Consent Authority Chair Victor P Taffa Acting Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler today thanked Development Consent Authority (DCA) Chairman Denis Burke for his work with the Authority since August 2014. Development Consent Authority is […]

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Posted in Planning

Palaszczuk Govt Passes New Dog Breeder Laws

Palaszczuk Govt Passes New Dog Breeder Laws

22 May 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne Countdown Starts For New Dog Breeder Register Victor P Taffa Queenslanders can have reassurance that pets they buy have been properly looked after as the Palaszczuk Government’s new puppy farm laws start this month, Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne said today. Mr. Byrne, who joined […]

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Posted in Agriculture

Palaszczuk Govt Passes New Mine Rehabilitation Laws

Palaszczuk Govt Passes New Mine Rehabilitation Laws

22 May 2017

Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Steven Miles Better Mine Rehabilitation For Queensland Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government is making sure large mines across the state are properly rehabilitated, protecting the environment and creating more jobs in the resource services industry. Speaking during a visit to Rio Tinto’s Hail Creek coal mine, south-west of […]

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People Reminded Of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 22-28 May 2017

People Reminded Of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 22-28 May 2017

22 May 2017

South Australia Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion Zoe Bettison Impact On Loved Ones The Focus Of This Year’s Responsible Gambling Week Victor P Taffa Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (22-28 May) kicks off today with this year’s theme being ‘family and friends of people impacted by gambling’. Communities and Social Inclusion Minster Zoe Bettison said […]

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Posted in Welfare Services

Cleland Wildlife Park Celebrates 50 Years

Cleland Wildlife Park Celebrates 50 Years

22 May 2017

South Australia Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter New One-On-One Koala Feeding Experience To Attract More International Tourists Victor P Taffa Visitors can hand-feed koalas at Cleland Wildlife Park in a new behind-the-scenes tour aimed at encouraging international tourists to add the iconic Adelaide attraction to their Australian itineraries. “New behind-the-scenes koala feeding […]

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Queensland Appoints Former Judge Michael Forde In Tow Truck Investigation

Queensland Appoints Former Judge Michael Forde In Tow Truck Investigation

21 May 2017

Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey Former Judge Appointed To Lead Crack Down On Unscrupulous Tow Truck Operators Victor P Taffa Queensland Cabinet has endorsed retired District Court Judge Michael Forde to lead an independent 3 month investigation into the towing industry after the extent of the intimidating tactics and shady […]

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Queensland Banana Industry To Be Protected From Pests And Diseases

Queensland Banana Industry To Be Protected From Pests And Diseases

21 May 2017

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt Queensland Minister for Agriculture Bill Byrne $15.9 Million Project To Boost Banana Defences Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government is to partner with the banana industry in a $15.9 Million project to better protect future crops from pests and disease. Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, said the initiative […]

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Posted in Agriculture

270 Km Murray River-Broken Hill Pipeline Tenders Shortlisted

270 Km Murray River-Broken Hill Pipeline Tenders Shortlisted

21 May 2017

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro New South Wales Minister for Regional Water Niall Blair Tender Open To Bring Water And Jobs Into Broken Hill Victor P Taffa Broken Hill is one step closer to a secure water future, with short-listed providers today invited to bid for the […]

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Marine Science Institute Receives Funding Boost

Marine Science Institute Receives Funding Boost

21 May 2017

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian More Funding For Marine Science Victor P Taffa Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced $100,000 in funding to help the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) to expand its Chowder Bay, Mosman, location. Premier Berejiklian said the funds would help the Institute develop a business plan for its proposed Centre […]

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Major Changes For Administration Of Firefighting In Victoria

Major Changes For Administration Of Firefighting In Victoria

20 May 2017

Victoria Deputy Premier James Merlino Modern Fire Services For A Safer Victoria Victor P Taffa CFA (Country Fire Authority) will be a volunteer-only firefighting service and the role of volunteers further enshrined under law, Deputy Premier James Merlino said. However a new organisation, Fire Rescue Victoria, will be established to fight fires in Melbourne and […]

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Victoria Looks To Find Next Gold Rush With Andrews Govt Grants

Victoria Looks To Find Next Gold Rush With Andrews Govt Grants

20 May 2017

Victoria Minister for Resources Wade Noonan New Grants Target A Gold Rush To Create Jobs Victor P Taffa Hunt for gold in northern central Victoria will accelerate minerals exploration and create jobs as companies take advantage of the Andrews Government’s TARGET grants program. “We have a rich history of gold mining in Victoria, and these […]

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Regional Towns To Be Revitalised By Trails Blueprint

Regional Towns To Be Revitalised By Trails Blueprint

20 May 2017

Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray Trails Blueprint Paves Way To Revitalise Regional Towns Victor P Taffa Trail towns to spur regional economic development and job creation New opportunities for cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, snorkelling and canoeing trails across Western Australia Trails development in Western Australia has taken a major step […]

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Posted in Sport

Cockburn Aquatic And Recreation Centre Opened By Minister

Cockburn Aquatic And Recreation Centre Opened By Minister

20 May 2017

Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray Cockburn Aquatic And Recreation Centre Opens Victor P Taffa State Government contributes $12.4 Million to state-of-the-art sporting complex Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today congratulated the City of Cockburn on the opening of the new state-of-the-art Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre (ARC). “I congratulate the […]

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