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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 […]

Minister Congratulates Indigenous Rangers On Fisheries Training

Minister Congratulates Indigenous Rangers On Fisheries Training

28 May 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles Indigenous Rangers Undertake Fisheries Training Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industry, Ken Vowles, this week congratulated 16 Indigenous rangers from across the Territory undertaking training towards a Certificate II in Fisheries Compliance. “Territory Government is creating jobs for Territorians, by supporting remote Aboriginal communities […]

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Posted in Agriculture

Surface On West MacDonnell Ranges Inner Loop Tourist Drive Improved

Surface On West MacDonnell Ranges Inner Loop Tourist Drive Improved

28 May 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss Boost For Tourism With Completion Of Inner Loop In West MacDonnell Ranges Victor P Taffa Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss attended a community event in Hermannsburg today to celebrate the sealing of the last remaining section of the popular tourist drive. “When our remote […]

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Andrews Govt Creates Supervising Role For Police Custody Officers

Andrews Govt Creates Supervising Role For Police Custody Officers

28 May 2017

Victoria Minister for Police Lisa Neville New Senior Role For Police Custody Officers Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has created a new supervising role for Police Custody Officers (PCO’s) to free up sworn Police from custody duties so they can spend more time on the frontline targeting aggravated burglaries, family violence and recidivist offending. Supervising […]

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Posted in Law & Order

Historic Moonee Ponds Court House To Be Restored

Historic Moonee Ponds Court House To Be Restored

28 May 2017

Victoria Minister for Planning Richard Wynne Moonee Ponds Court House To Get The Revamp It Deserves Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is restoring one of Moonee Ponds’ most cherished heritage assets, the Moonee Ponds Court House. “Nothing says Moonee Ponds like the Moonee Ponds Court House. It’s the community’s history and its story, and we […]

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Greenfield Housing Code Streamlined To Increase Supply

Greenfield Housing Code Streamlined To Increase Supply

27 May 2017

New South Wales Minister for Housing and Planning Anthony Roberts Boosting Housing Supply And Making Suburbs Greener Victor P Taffa Proposed new Greenfield Housing Code will increase housing supply by making it easier and greener to build in new development areas. Minister for Housing and Planning, Anthony Roberts, said the New South Wales (NSW) Government […]

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Minister Welcomes 25 New Firefighters To The Ranks

Minister Welcomes 25 New Firefighters To The Ranks

27 May 2017

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant New Recruits Join FRNSW Firefighting Ranks Victor P Taffa After 3 months of gruelling training, today 25 recruit firefighters were welcomed to the Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) ranks at a ceremony at the FRNSW State Training College at Alexandria.   Minister for Emergency Services Troy […]

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Premier Announces New Jobs Push With 314 Days To Go Before GC2018

Premier Announces New Jobs Push With 314 Days To Go Before GC2018

27 May 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Minister for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Kate Jones 800 Games Jobs On Offer Ahead Of GC2018 Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a new jobs push, ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, with 800 positions to be advertised over the coming months. Premier Palaszczuk said […]

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Drought Declared Areas Of Queensland Now Down To 66.27%

Drought Declared Areas Of Queensland Now Down To 66.27%

27 May 2017

Queensland Acting Minister for Agriculture Anthony Lynham Drought Status Revoked For Central Highlands And Woorabinda Victor P Taffa Acting Agriculture Minister Dr. Anthony Lynham has accepted the recommendations of local drought committees to revoke the drought declaration for Central Highlands Regional Council and Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council effective today. “These revocations bring the drought declared […]

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Posted in Agriculture

Savings Of Nearly $1 Million Made During Public Housing Amnesty

Savings Of Nearly $1 Million Made During Public Housing Amnesty

25 May 2017

New South Wales Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward Nearly $1 Million In Annual Rent Income Made During First Half Of Amnesty Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government has so far secured nearly $1 Million in annual rent income to spend on improving the social housing system. This has come about as a result […]

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Housing Completion Rate In Sydney Breaks Previous Record

Housing Completion Rate In Sydney Breaks Previous Record

25 May 2017

New South Wales Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts Housing Completions In Sydney Smash Another Record Victor P Taffa New housing completions in Sydney have smashed the all-time record again, according to figures released today. Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, said the Department of Planning and Environment’s data shows there were 37,608 […]

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Cobram Fruit Packing Expansion Secured With Help From Andrews Govt

Cobram Fruit Packing Expansion Secured With Help From Andrews Govt

25 May 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford More Sweet Jobs For Cobram In Fruit Packing Expansion Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has today helped secure family owned and operated Cobram fruit packing operation JV Orchards, creating an additional 15 jobs and safeguarding the existing workforce. “JV Orchard’s expansion is a win for northern […]

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Posted in Agriculture

Justice Legislation Amendment Bill Brought Before Parliament Of Victoria

Justice Legislation Amendment Bill Brought Before Parliament Of Victoria

25 May 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Laws To Improve Court Safety And Jury Selection Victor P Taffa Andrews Government introduced new laws in Parliament today to make Victorian courts safer and reduce potential discrimination against women during jury selection. Justice Legislation Amendment (Court Security, Juries and Other Matters) Bill 2017 will give Court Security Officers (CSO’s) […]

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Posted in Legal Affairs

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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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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Posted in Legal Affairs

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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