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High Speed Rail Allows For Faster Freight Trains $500 Million To Move Ultimo Powerhouse Exhibits From Building Worth $130 Million NPWS Undertakes Shameful Slaughter Of Brumbies Saving $1 Billion For New South Wales Taxpayers Cannot Be Ignored Queen Victoria Square For Sydney Joins Two Great Heritage Buildings Together 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
 
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 […]

$500 Million To Move Ultimo Powerhouse Exhibits From Building Worth $130 Million

$500 Million To Move Ultimo Powerhouse Exhibits From Building Worth $130 Million

New South Wales Member for Balmain Jamie Parker More Evidence Powerhouse Move Is A Real Estate Deal Victor P Taffa Commenting on the release of documents from the Powerhouse Museum following a GIPA (Government Information Public Access) request, Member for Balmain Jamie Parker, said it exposed the government’s agenda as being a big-ticket real estate […]

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 […]

Saving $1 Billion For New South Wales Taxpayers Cannot Be Ignored

Saving $1 Billion For New South Wales Taxpayers Cannot Be Ignored

Utilising Existing Unused Railway Infrastructure Saves Many Millions Of Dollars Victor P Taffa The proposed Wickham (Newcastle) Transport Interchange resembles nothing more than a sheep shearers shed. Many people who wish to try to reinvent the wheel in New South Wales are intent on costing New South Wales taxpayers many millions of dollars more than […]

Queen Victoria Square For Sydney Joins Two Great Heritage Buildings Together

Queen Victoria Square For Sydney Joins Two Great Heritage Buildings Together

A Square Truly Befitting A Monarch Victor P Taffa The Queen Victoria Building is a Romanesque Revival building which was constructed between 1893 and 1898 and is 30 m (98 ft) wide by 190 m (620 ft) long. The building fills the city block bounded by George, Market, York and Druitt Streets. The building was constructed between 1893 and […]

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 […]

Three Queensland Technology Businesses Gains A Foothold In The UK

Three Queensland Technology Businesses Gains A Foothold In The UK

26 September 2016

Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad Queensland Minister for Trade and Investment Jackie Trad Queensland Knowledge Industry Exporters Find International Success Victor P Taffa Queensland exporters specialising in knowledge-based industries are thriving in international markets, including the United Kingdom (UK). Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Jackie Trad met with three companies with Queensland […]

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70 Boat Ramps Across Queensland To Be Upgraded Over The Next 2 Years

70 Boat Ramps Across Queensland To Be Upgraded Over The Next 2 Years

26 September 2016

Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Ports Mark Bailey Palaszczuk Government Delivers $30 Million Boost For Queensland Boaties Victor P Taffa More than 70 boat ramps across Queensland will receive a $30 Million boost over the next two years. Main Roads and Ports Minister Mark Bailey announced the projects today under the Palaszczuk Government’s Marine […]

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New Railway Stations To Be Built At Bayswater And Heatherdale

New Railway Stations To Be Built At Bayswater And Heatherdale

26 September 2016

Acting Victoria Premier Jacinta Allan Four More Level Crossings Gone By The End Of Summer Victor P Taffa Four more dangerous and congested level crossings will be gone early next year, well ahead of schedule. Acting Premier Jacinta Allan today announced a series of major road and rail closures that will enable construction crews to […]

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Free Trams And More Trains For Season 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final

Free Trams And More Trains For Season 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final

26 September 2016

Acting Victoria Premier Jacinta Allan Free Trams And More Trains For Massive AFL Grand Final Week Australian Football League (AFL) Victor P Taffa The Free Tram Zone will be extended and extra Metro and V/Line trains will help footy fans from Victoria and around the country celebrate Grand Final Week in Melbourne. Acting Premier Jacinta […]

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Edith Cowan’s West Perth Home To Be Heritage Listed

Edith Cowan’s West Perth Home To Be Heritage Listed

25 September 2016

Western Australia Minister for Heritage Albert Jacob Edith Cowan’s West Perth Home Heritage Listed Victor P Taffa The Skinner Gallery also heritage listed for its cultural significance A West Perth property at 31 Malcolm Street that was home to Edith Cowan, the first woman member of an Australian parliament, has been listed on the State […]

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Posted in Literary & Arts

Celebrate Margaret River Gourmet Escape 18-20 November 2016

Celebrate Margaret River Gourmet Escape 18-20 November 2016

25 September 2016

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman Gourmet Escape Australia’s Best Tourism Event Victor P Taffa Margaret River Gourmet Escape wins big at Australian Event Awards Prestigious festival boosts State’s economy through visitation and international exposure Proudly supported by the Liberal National Government through Tourism WA and Royalties for […]

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Posted in Tourism

Minister Announces Latest Round Of Regional Revival Project Funding

Minister Announces Latest Round Of Regional Revival Project Funding

25 September 2016

Tasmania Minister for Resources Guy Barnett Funding To Stimulate Regional Growth And Create Jobs Victor P Taffa The Hodgman Government is delivering funding for 8 new projects which will help revitalise regional economies and create jobs. Minister for Resources Guy Barnett said that $5 Million in funding has just been awarded through the latest round […]

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Feasibility Study Into Plantation Fibre Only Wood Pellet Plant Announced

Feasibility Study Into Plantation Fibre Only Wood Pellet Plant Announced

25 September 2016

Tasmania Minister for Building and Construction Guy Barnett Support For Wood Pellet Plant Study Victor P Taffa Minister for Building and Construction Guy Barnett today announced funding of $250,000 to help complete a feasibility study into a $115-145 Million plantation fibre-only wood pellet plant in Tasmania that would deliver 55 new jobs. “Creating jobs is […]

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Season 2016 Toyota AFL Finals Series Grand Final Preview

Season 2016 Toyota AFL Finals Series Grand Final Preview

24 September 2016

Western Bulldogs Into First Grand Final Since 1961 Victor P Taffa After waiting 55 years to appear in a Grand Final the Western Bulldogs will take on Sydney Swans next Saturday 1 October 2016 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to decide who will be AFL (Australian Football League) Premiers for Season 2016.   Both […]

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Season 2016 Toyota AFL Finals Series Week 3 Results

Season 2016 Toyota AFL Finals Series Week 3 Results

24 September 2016

Toyota AFL (Australian Football League) Week Three Finals Results Victor P Taffa Results of Week Three Season 2016 Toyota AFL Finals Series matches are as follows: Program Of Matches (All Times Are Local)   Geelong Cats V Sydney Swans Preliminary Final 7.50 PM AEST Friday 23 September 2016 At MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground)                                     G […]

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New Program Launched To Celebrate Victoria’s Music Success Stories

New Program Launched To Celebrate Victoria’s Music Success Stories

24 September 2016

Victoria Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley Rockin’ The Laneways To Celebrate VIC Music Heritage Victor P Taffa Melbourne is already home to iconic laneways honouring AC/DC, Chrissy Amphlett and Rowland S. Howard. Now, the Andrews Government has launched a new program to celebrate our music legends, stories and successes in other locations across Victoria. […]

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Posted in Literary & Arts

Office Of Projects Victoria Board Appointments Announced By Treasurer

Office Of Projects Victoria Board Appointments Announced By Treasurer

24 September 2016

Victoria Treasurer Tim Pallas Board Appointments For Office Of Projects Victoria Victor P Taffa Treasurer Tim Pallas has today announced new Board Appointments for Office of Projects Victoria (OPV). “We’re not wasting a day in building the infrastructure that this state needs, and the OPV will help ensure that we get it right, using the […]

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Western Australia Tidy Towns Winner For 2016 Is Greenbushes

Western Australia Tidy Towns Winner For 2016 Is Greenbushes

23 September 2016

Western Australia Minister for Environment Albert Jacob Greenbushes Is Western Australia Tidy Towns Winner For 2016 Victor P Taffa Recognition for minimising use of plastic bottles and creating a wetland The small town of Greenbushes, in the State’s South-West, has been chosen as the 2016 Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities award winner for its efforts in […]

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Posted in Environment

Public Comment On Development Contribution Policy Open Until 25 November 2016

Public Comment On Development Contribution Policy Open Until 25 November 2016

23 September 2016

Western Australia Minister for Planning Donna Faragher Western Australia’s Development Contribution Policy Updated Victor P Taffa Public consultation open on the updated development contribution policy Updated policy guides the delivery of community infrastructure by developers Draft guidelines have also been prepared to help local governments The policy guiding the contribution developers make to community infrastructure when […]

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Queensland Productivity Commission Investigates Opportunities For Manufacturing

Queensland Productivity Commission Investigates Opportunities For Manufacturing

23 September 2016

Acting Queensland Premier Curtis Pitt Manufacturers Keen To Drive New Opportunities In Queensland Victor P Taffa Manufacturers have excitedly welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s announcement that the Queensland Productivity Commission will investigate existing and emerging opportunities in the sector. Inspecting window manufacturer Breezway’s commercial workshop today Acting Premier and Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the manufacturing inquiry […]

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Redcliffe Peninsula Line Opens Monday 3 October 2016

Redcliffe Peninsula Line Opens Monday 3 October 2016

23 September 2016

Acting Queensland Minister for Transport and Commonwealth Games Yvette D’Ath Redcliffe Peninsula Line On Track To Open Victor P Taffa The successful testing of the Redcliffe Peninsula line signalling system moves the project closer to completion and the community open day. Redcliffe Peninsula Line Railway Stations includes: Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill, Mango Hill East, […]

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Changes To Construction Contracts Act Announced By Minister

Changes To Construction Contracts Act Announced By Minister

22 September 2016

Western Australia Minister for Small Business Sean L’Estrange Construction Contracts Act Amendments Introduced Victor P Taffa Legislation to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry The Liberal National Government today introduced legislation into State Parliament to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry. The Construction Contracts Act 2004 provides a useful mechanism for […]

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Stability And Security As Premier Barnett Announces Cabinet Promotions

Stability And Security As Premier Barnett Announces Cabinet Promotions

22 September 2016

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett Miles And Lewis Promoted To State Cabinet Victor P Taffa Dedicated Agriculture and Food Minister Bill Marmion to take on the Transport portfolio Wanneroo MLA Paul Miles has been promoted to Minister for Local Government, Community Services, Seniors and Volunteering and Youth. “Paul has been a strong and committed local […]

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Posted in Politics

New Railway Needed As Cranbourne-Pakenham Line Patronage Up 9 %

New Railway Needed As Cranbourne-Pakenham Line Patronage Up 9 %

22 September 2016

Acting Victoria Premier Jacinta Allan Work On Fully-Funded Metro Tunnel Begins Victor P Taffa Work on the Metro Tunnel, the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history has begun. Acting Premier and Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, visited the project’s first worksite at Domain today to announce the start of enabling works on the […]

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Posted in Transport

State Govt Appeals Supreme Court’s Decision On Ombudsman’s Jurisdiction

State Govt Appeals Supreme Court’s Decision On Ombudsman’s Jurisdiction

22 September 2016

Acting Victoria Attorney-General Steve Herbert Government Appeals Supreme Court Decision Victor P Taffa The State Government has today lodged an appeal to the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Ombudsman’s jurisdiction to investigate a referral made by the Legislative Council. The Andrews Government is taking this action to protect the architecture of Victoria’s integrity regime, particularly […]

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Posted in Legal Affairs

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