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Spanning The Continent By Railway 100 Years Since West Linked East By Railway To Say Heavy Rail Trains Are Old Or Slow Is Wrong Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons North Sydney-Emu Plains Line Via Castle Hill Stations And Details East End Tram Extension To Include 4 New Stops Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines Bass Strait Rail Ferry Or Rail Tunnel? Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains
 
Spanning The Continent By Railway

Spanning The Continent By Railway

Connecting Port Augusta To Broken Hill Victor P Taffa On 26 September, 1855 the Western Line in New South Wales opened between Sydney and Parramatta that would go all the way to Perth, Western Australia. There were 6 Railway Stations when the line opened in 1855. These were as follows: Sydney, Newtown, Ashfield, Burwood, Homebush […]

100 Years Since West Linked East By Railway

100 Years Since West Linked East By Railway

100 Years Since Completion Of The Transcontinental Railway Line Victor P Taffa Transcontinental Railway Line was completed at Ooldea on 17 October 1917 and on 22 October 1917 the first train left Port Augusta, South Australia for Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.   Prime Minister Billy Hughes opened the line which was a remarkable surveying and engineering […]

To Say Heavy Rail Trains Are Old Or Slow Is Wrong

To Say Heavy Rail Trains Are Old Or Slow Is Wrong

Rapid Transit Metro Rail Is The Odd Man Out Victor P Taffa Rapid Transit Metro Rail uses a different technology that has a Third Live Rail which is essentially old technology. Third Live Rail does not power trains by an overhead wire and as such the system is incompatible with Heavy Rail or Suburban Trains. […]

Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

High Speed Rail Operates On Heavy Rail Tracks Victor P Taffa Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail (HSR Aka Japan’s Bullet Train) is essentially a Heavy Rail Train that operates at 500 km/h. Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail includes a Roll-on Roll-off Rail Ferry across Bass Strait. HSR travels on Heavy Rail Tracks that […]

Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

Railway Facts And Figures Victor P Taffa Railway Planners and Politicians who do not know or ignore the Past cannot Plan for the Present let alone the Future. Given what has gone on with closure of Branch Railways throughout New South Wales it would seem rather mad capped for the North West Railway Line under […]

North Sydney-Emu Plains Line Via Castle Hill Stations And Details

North Sydney-Emu Plains Line Via Castle Hill Stations And Details

North West Heavy Rail Line As A Through Line From Day 1 Victor P Taffa North West Railway Line that is under construction will provide a far more effective Railway Line with many more services for commuters as a Through Line than a Branch Line. East Hills Line until 1984 was a Branch Line. Population […]

East End Tram Extension To Include 4 New Stops

East End Tram Extension To Include 4 New Stops

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan Contract Awarded For East End Tram Extension Victor P Taffa Night works for the City Tram Extension Project will begin this weekend, after the major contract was awarded to Downer York Joint Venture a consortia consisting of Downer EDI Works and South Australian company, York Civil. […]

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. […]

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

Darvall Road Residents Short Changed On Concrete Footpath

Darvall Road Residents Short Changed On Concrete Footpath

15 September 2017

Darvall Road Named After Early Colonial Major Victor P Taffa Major Edward Darvall Darvall Road is named after Major Edward Darvall and in need of a concrete footpath. Major Edward Darvall and his family arrived in the colony in January 1840. He was a retired English army officer with strong family connections to the British […]

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ISPUT Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

ISPUT Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

02 July 2017

ISPUT (Improve Sydney Public Transport) Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Doctoring Of Google Analytics Statistics Since 27 February 2010 ISPUT (Improve Sydney Public Transport) Website (www.isput.com.au) has been interfered with in one way or another. These statistics comes from Google Analytics and someone has doctored the statistics for some small minded […]

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The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

02 July 2017

The Southern Thunderer (TST) Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Doctoring Of Google Analytics Statistics Since 14 October 2009 The Southern Thunderer (www.southernthunderer.com.au) has been interfered with in one way or another. These statistics comes from Google Analytics and someone has doctored the statistics for some small minded reason with nothing better […]

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Devlin Street Fiddles While Darvall Road Slips Away

Devlin Street Fiddles While Darvall Road Slips Away

14 October 2009

Victor P Taffa Darvall Road West Ryde at the intersection of Warrawong Streets is in danger of collapse due to the almost total inaction of the City of Ryde council. The situation arose during heavy rains in November 2007. The city council erected barriers on Darvall Road simply to avoid a potential law suit in […]

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7 Cameras Installed In Forests Near Toowoomba Improves Fire Detection

7 Cameras Installed In Forests Near Toowoomba Improves Fire Detection

20 February 2018

Queensland Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch Cameras To Detect Wildfires In South-West Queensland Forests Victor P Taffa High-value state forests will receive greater protection following the Queensland Government’s $455,000 investment in cameras to detect wildfires in south-west Queensland. Cameras initiative is jointly funded by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and the Department of Agriculture […]

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Breakthrough In Treatment Of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Adds 94 Jobs

Breakthrough In Treatment Of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Adds 94 Jobs

20 February 2018

Queensland Minister for Manufacturing Cameron Dick Brisbane Medical Device Company Recruits Staff To Boost Life-Changing Exports Victor P Taffa Medical device manufacturer Cook Medical Australia is adding 94 jobs in a second shift at its Eight Mile Plains facility to meet increasing export demand for its life-changing stent devices. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure […]

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Cairns The Location For Police Awards Ceremony

Cairns The Location For Police Awards Ceremony

20 February 2018

Queensland Minister for Police Mark Ryan Far North District Police Officers Recognised In Awards Ceremony Victor P Taffa Police Minister Mark Ryan and Deputy Commissioner Bob Gee have congratulated Queensland Police Services (QPS) officers and staff, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Australian Federal Police members who received medals and awards at a ceremony […]

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Cross River Rail Companies Shortlisted By Palaszczuk Govt

Cross River Rail Companies Shortlisted By Palaszczuk Govt

20 February 2018

Acting Queensland Premier Jackie Trad Strong Local And Global Field Lines Up To Build Cross River Rail Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has announced the shortlisted companies for the contract to build Queensland’s highest priority infrastructure project, Cross River Rail. Acting Premier Jackie Trad said the announcement followed a comprehensive evaluation by the Cross River […]

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Melbourne’s North Food Group Supported By Andrews Govt

Melbourne’s North Food Group Supported By Andrews Govt

19 February 2018

Victoria Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll Creating Food And Fibre Jobs In Melbourne’s North Victor P Taffa Melbourne’s North will benefit from a dedicated food group that will create jobs, drive investment and boost exports, thanks to a grant from the Andrews Government. Industry, education and government partnership organisation NORTH Link will use […]

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Maryborough District Health Centre Of Inspired Learning Opened By Minister

Maryborough District Health Centre Of Inspired Learning Opened By Minister

19 February 2018

Victoria Minister for Health Jill Hennessy Supporting Maryborough Nurses To Get The Skills They Need Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is giving nurses from Central Victoria new opportunities to boost their skills and find the job they want closer to home. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today officially opened the Maryborough District Health Service’s Centre […]

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Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander People Working Or Studying Up By 6%

Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander People Working Or Studying Up By 6%

19 February 2018

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Jump In Young Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander People Working Or Studying Victor P Taffa 2016 Census of Population and Housing reveals that more than half of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young adults are fully engaged in work and study. 52 % of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged […]

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Cottesloe State By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

Cottesloe State By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

19 February 2018

Western Australia Electoral Commission  Polling Day Saturday 17 March 2018 Cottesloe State By-Election Announcement 2018 Victor P Taffa Western Australia Electoral Commission has released the following schedule of events for the Cottesloe State By-Election to be held on Saturday 17 March 2018. By-Election Timeline Event Date Issue of the Writ Tuesday 6 February 2018 Nominations […]

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Liquor Control Act 1988 To Be Amended

Liquor Control Act 1988 To Be Amended

18 February 2018

Western Australia Minister for Tourism and Racing and Gaming Paul Papalia Responsible Sale Supply And Consumption Key Driver In Wave Of Liquor Reforms Victor P Taffa Minimising alcohol-related harm key focus of liquor reforms to be introduced in State Parliament next week Changes seek to prevent further proliferation of large liquor barns McGowan Government is […]

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Good Progress Made By TBM Sandy Through Sand

Good Progress Made By TBM Sandy Through Sand

18 February 2018

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Forrestfield-Airport Link Tunnel To Airport Central On Track Victor P Taffa METRONET on track with tunnel boring machine (TBM) Grace reaching 1.5 Km Both TBM’s expected to break through at Airport Central Station in coming months Local Western Australia jobs created at concrete […]

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Promoting Northern Territory To The World

Promoting Northern Territory To The World

18 February 2018

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Branding The Northern Territory To Boost Population And Create More Jobs Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government’s bid to sell the Territory to the world has taken another significant step forward with an internationally-recognised brand specialist awarded the contract to create a unified brand for the Northern Territory. This […]

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Military History To Be Financially Boosted By Gunner Govt

Military History To Be Financially Boosted By Gunner Govt

18 February 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss Cementing The Northern Territory As A Military History Destination Victor P Taffa Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss today said the $1.9 Million boost to make Darwin and the Northern Territory the pilgrimage destination for Australian military history will result in more tourists. Funding is […]

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Currently Only 20% Of Concussions Are Diagnosed In Local Sport

Currently Only 20% Of Concussions Are Diagnosed In Local Sport

17 February 2018

New South Wales Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres New Concussion Guidelines For New South Wales Sports Victor P Taffa First set of state-wide guidelines for managing concussion in sport has been launched today. Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the New South Wales Government has provided a $78,350 grant to Sports Medicine Australia to develop […]

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Unlicensed Building Contractor Arrested And Extradited To New South Wales

Unlicensed Building Contractor Arrested And Extradited To New South Wales

17 February 2018

New South Wales Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean Rixon Arrested In Queensland Victor P Taffa Unlicensed building contractor Matthew Geoffrey Rixon has been arrested on the Gold Coast and is being extradited to New South Wales. Earlier this month Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean warned consumers not to deal with Rixon, who has […]

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South Australia State Election 2018 Preview

South Australia State Election 2018 Preview

17 February 2018

Polling Day Saturday 17 March 2018 Voters To Consider Labor’s 16 Years In Office Victor P Taffa On Saturday 17 March 2018 South Australia will vote to decide on who will govern the state for the next 4 years. Labor under Mike Rann and Jay Weatherill has been in office since March 2002. Under Mike […]

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South Australia State Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

South Australia State Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

17 February 2018

Polling Day Saturday 17 March 2018 South Australia Electoral Commission South Australia State Election Announcement Victor P Taffa South Australia Electoral Commission has released a Timetable of Events for the State Election to be held on Saturday 17 March 2018.   Date Activity 1 February 2018 Independent candidate general briefing session An information session will […]

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New Hoppers Crossing Ambulance Station Opened By Minister

New Hoppers Crossing Ambulance Station Opened By Minister

16 February 2018

Victoria Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy New Hoppers Crossing Ambulance Station Victor P Taffa Paramedics now have the facilities they need to respond to emergencies faster with the opening of a state-of-the-art ambulance branch in Hoppers Crossing. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy and Member for Tarneit Telmo Languiller today officially opened the new […]

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New Mernda Police Station Opened By Minister

New Mernda Police Station Opened By Minister

16 February 2018

Victoria Minister for Police Lisa Neville New Mernda Police Station Officially Open Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is ensuring Police have the state-of-the-art facilities they need to keep Victorians safe with the new $15 Million Mernda Police Station officially opening its doors today. Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green […]

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Queensland Fire And Emergency Services Well Prepared For Cyclone Season

Queensland Fire And Emergency Services Well Prepared For Cyclone Season

16 February 2018

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford Queensland Well Prepared For Storm And Cyclone Season Victor P Taffa Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) have built on its response to Tropical Cyclone Debbie which earned praise from the United Nations to prepare for this cyclone season, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford […]

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Mayor Of Fraser Coast Regional Council Sacked By Minister

Mayor Of Fraser Coast Regional Council Sacked By Minister

16 February 2018

Queensland Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe Statement From Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe Victor P Taffa This week I exercised my power under the Local Government Act to recommend Governor-in-Council dismisses Councillor Chris Loft as Mayor of Fraser Coast Regional Council. Dismissal of Councillor Loft is effective from 10 am today, Friday 16 February. […]

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