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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 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 […]

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 Victor P Taffa 4 Visits For 24 November 2017 With Day Incomplete. 588 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 879 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days ISPUT Website (Improve Sydney Public Transport) Contains And Supports: Heavy Rail that connects with […]

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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 Victor P Taffa 35 Visits For 24 November 2017 With Day Incomplete. 4,361 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 5,600 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During State And Federal Elections Period 25 October-24 November […]

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Minister Announces Funding Increase At Wodonga Gold Cup 2017 Race Meeting

Minister Announces Funding Increase At Wodonga Gold Cup 2017 Race Meeting

24 November 2017

Victoria Minister for Racing Martin Pakula Wodonga Racing Strikes Gold With Funding Boost Victor P Taffa Thoroughbred racing at Wodonga will get a $271,000 boost for key race day attractions and infrastructure projects thanks to a joint funding package supported by the Andrews Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula announced the funding at today’s Wodonga […]

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Dowling Forest Racecourse To Host 2017 Ballarat Cup

Dowling Forest Racecourse To Host 2017 Ballarat Cup

24 November 2017

Victoria Minister for Racing Martin Pakula Boost For Ballarat’s Premier Cup Meeting Victor P Taffa More than 14,000 people are expected to flock to the Dowling Forest Racecourse tomorrow for the 2017 Ballarat Cup. “Country racing provides enormous economic benefit to local communities, which is why we’re pleased to be supporting the Ballarat Cup for […]

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Residential Asbestos Checklist Officially Launched

Residential Asbestos Checklist Officially Launched

24 November 2017

South Australia Minister for Industrial Relations John Rau Checklist Promotes Asbestos Safety Victor P Taffa A new tool has been launched today to help home renovators better identify asbestos before any work gets underway. “Regardless of whether you’re a DIY renovator or a contractor, it’s essential to remain vigilant when working on a property.” Minister […]

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Upgrade To Peterborough Main Street Officially Launched

Upgrade To Peterborough Main Street Officially Launched

24 November 2017

South Australia Minister for Regional Development Geoff Brock Peterborough Main Street Celebrates Million Dollar Upgrade Victor P Taffa Rejuvenated main street of Peterborough will be officially launched today, after a 12-month, $1.3 Million upgrade supported by the State Government. “Upgrades to Peterborough’s Main Street are a welcome addition this beautiful, historic town.” Minister for Regional […]

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First ICAC Bill Passes Northern Territory Parliament

First ICAC Bill Passes Northern Territory Parliament

23 November 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles ICAC Bill Passes Parliament Victor P Taffa Territory Government has delivered on a key election commitment with Parliament passing legislation to establish a strong Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said Territorians deserve a government system they can trust and this ICAC will deliver that. “We are rebuilding […]

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Nominations Open For Territory Nursing And Midwifery Excellence Awards 2018

Nominations Open For Territory Nursing And Midwifery Excellence Awards 2018

23 November 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles Celebrating Our Nurses And Midwives Victor P Taffa Territory Government is calling for nominations for the Territory’s Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards. Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said Territorians want and deserve high quality health services and it’s important to celebrate those who help to deliver that. “These […]

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Building Flexibility Underlines New Classroom Construction

Building Flexibility Underlines New Classroom Construction

23 November 2017

New South Wales Minister for Education Rob Stokes New Approach To Classroom Delivery Victor P Taffa Construction and design community is being challenged to develop a new high-quality classroom model that can reduce the number of demountable classrooms used in New South Wales government schools. Education Minister Rob Stokes today announced a call for new […]

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8 New One-Stop Shop Health Facilities Announced By Deputy Premier And Minister

8 New One-Stop Shop Health Facilities Announced By Deputy Premier And Minister

23 November 2017

New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro New South Wales Minister for Health Brad Hazzard $100 Million For Out-Of-Hospital Care Victor P Taffa Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales John Barilaro and Health Minister Brad Hazzard today announced the New South Wales Government is building 8 new one-stop shop health facilities as […]

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Kurnai College To Receive New Classrooms

Kurnai College To Receive New Classrooms

22 November 2017

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino Kurnai College $10 Million Upgrade Begins Victor P Taffa Students in Morwell will soon have the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work beginning on upgrading Kurnai College thanks to the Andrews Government. “We’re getting on with the job of delivering much needed upgrades to Kurnai College’s Morwell […]

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Marist Sion College To Receive 6 New Classrooms

Marist Sion College To Receive 6 New Classrooms

22 November 2017

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino $2 Million For New Classrooms At Marist Sion College Victor P Taffa Students from across the Warragul region will soon be learning in 6 brand new classrooms, thanks to the Andrews Government. “This brand new, state-of-the-art building is another example of how we’re making the investments we need to […]

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Civil Liability Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 Introduced Into State Parlt

Civil Liability Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 Introduced Into State Parlt

22 November 2017

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley Bill Introduced Removing Statutory Limitation Period For Child Sexual Abuse Actions Victor P Taffa Civil Liability Legislation Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse Actions) Bill 2017 (the Bill) introduced into State Parliament Bill seeks to remove limitation periods for all child sexual abuse actions Fulfils commitment […]

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McGowan Govt Announces New Gold Royalty Rate And Industry Assistance Program

McGowan Govt Announces New Gold Royalty Rate And Industry Assistance Program

22 November 2017

Western Australia Treasurer Ben Wyatt Western Australia Minister for Mines and Petroleum Bill Johnston Revised Gold Royalty Rate And Industry Assistance Program Announced Victor P Taffa New protections for small producers, marginal mines and prospectors Revised tiered gold royalty rate will be implemented from January 1, 2018 After considering industry concerns the 3.75 % royalty […]

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Healthy Kids Toolkit Website Launched By Minister

Healthy Kids Toolkit Website Launched By Minister

21 November 2017

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson Healthy Choices For All Tasmanian Kids Victor P Taffa Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said Healthy Kids Toolkit, launched today is a new preventative health initiative to help children stay healthy for life. “With more than 67 % of Tasmanians either overweight or obese, the Hodgman Government has made […]

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South Hobart Primary School Upgrade Officially Opened By Minister

South Hobart Primary School Upgrade Officially Opened By Minister

21 November 2017

Tasmania Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff Official Opening Of South Hobart Primary School Upgrades Victor P Taffa Students at South Hobart Primary School are the latest to benefit from the Hodgman Government’s $110 million school infrastructure upgrade program, Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff said. $3.6 Million redevelopment of South Hobart primary […]

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Four Level Crossings Upgraded On Warrnambool Line

Four Level Crossings Upgraded On Warrnambool Line

21 November 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Another Four Level Crossings Upgraded Victor P Taffa Four more level crossings on the Warrnambool line have been upgraded as part of the Andrews Government’s $10 Million investment to boost safety and make trains more reliable for local passengers. “Upgrading these crossings will boost safety for locals, passengers […]

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Andrews Govt Grant Enables Expansion Of Confectionery Company

Andrews Govt Grant Enables Expansion Of Confectionery Company

21 November 2017

Victoria Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll Ballarat Finds Its Manufacturing Sweet Tooth Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is helping more Ballarat manufacturers grow their operations, create new jobs and take their products to the world. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight today visited Ferndale Confectionery to […]

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35 First-Class Horses Arrives In Perth For Thoroughbred Racing Carnival

35 First-Class Horses Arrives In Perth For Thoroughbred Racing Carnival

20 November 2017

Western Australia Minister for Racing and Gaming Paul Papalia Perth’s Premier Racing Carnivals Attract Australasia’s Best Victor P Taffa Unprecedented flight of 35 horses arrives in Perth ahead of the TABtouch Masters Series and the TABtouch Inter Dominion Series 20 % increase of interstate and international contenders from last year State Government, through Tourism WA, […]

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Perth Hosts 2017 Australian Tourism Export Council Meeting

Perth Hosts 2017 Australian Tourism Export Council Meeting

20 November 2017

Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia Perth Welcomes More Than 400 Australian Tourism Leaders Victor P Taffa Perth hosts more than 400 tourism leaders as part of ATEC Meeting Place Held in Perth for the first time since its inception in 1972 Australia’s tourism export industry event connecting buyers to sellers Perth has welcomed […]

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Submissions For Anti-Discrimination Act Review Now Open Until 31st January 2018

Submissions For Anti-Discrimination Act Review Now Open Until 31st January 2018

20 November 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Extending Talks On The Anti-Discrimination Act Review Victor P Taffa Territory Government is extending the period for public submissions on the review of the Northern Territory’s Anti-Discrimination Act. Attorney-General Natasha Fyles released a Discussion Paper in September calling for submissions on how the Act could be modernised to build safer […]

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Red Meat 2017 To Showcase The Very Best Of Central Australia

Red Meat 2017 To Showcase The Very Best Of Central Australia

20 November 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles Celebrating Our Agricultural Sector At Meat and Livestock Forum Victor P Taffa Agriculture is a vital contributor to the Territory economy, and tomorrow is a big day for the sector with Meat and Livestock Australia’s Red Meat 2017 forum taking place in Alice Springs while, […]

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