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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 […]

Palaszczuk Govt Amends Biosecurity Act 2014

Palaszczuk Govt Amends Biosecurity Act 2014

26 March 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne Landmark Legislation Opens Markets For Queensland Horticulture Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has paved the way for Queensland’s agricultural and forestry industries to access domestic markets more efficiently and cost-effectively with changes to legislation that passed through Parliament this week. Amendments to the Biosecurity Act 2014 will […]

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Palaszczuk Govt Erects 5,000 Km Of Fencing To Keep Out Wild Dogs

Palaszczuk Govt Erects 5,000 Km Of Fencing To Keep Out Wild Dogs

26 March 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne Wild Dog Fencing Unlocking The Potential Of The West Victor P Taffa Queensland now has 5,000 km of exclusion fencing as a result of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to eradicate the threat of wild dogs. Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne says a new map which details the extent […]

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Andrews Govt Sorts Out The Rubbish

Andrews Govt Sorts Out The Rubbish

26 March 2017

Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio Keeping Organics Out Of Melbourne Landfills Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is diverting more than half a million tonnes of food and garden waste away from Melbourne’s landfills annually. Through the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group, two major agreements have been secured by councils […]

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Andrews Govt Increases Funding For South West TAFE

Andrews Govt Increases Funding For South West TAFE

26 March 2017

Victoria Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney A Stronger TAFE For The South West Victor P Taffa Locals living in South West Victoria will have access to more opportunities to get the skills they need to get a job thanks to $3.5 Million for South West TAFE from the Andrews Government. “Andrews Government will […]

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Brendan Worrall Appointed As Queensland Auditor-General

Brendan Worrall Appointed As Queensland Auditor-General

25 March 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk New Queensland Auditor-General Appointed Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced that Mr. Brendan Worrall has been appointed as the Queensland Auditor-General, following a national search and merit-based recruitment process. “This is a key role that requires strategic leadership, strong stakeholder capabilities and credentials in financial accountability, audit and risk.” […]

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Queensland Welcomes GST Increase

Queensland Welcomes GST Increase

25 March 2017

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt Rise In GST Share For Queensland Victor P Taffa Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, have welcomed an increase in Queensland’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) funding share This follows the release of the Commonwealth Grants Commission’s 2017 Update Report at a meeting of federal, state, and territory […]

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Chief Minister Visits Recipient Of Immediate Work Grants Package

Chief Minister Visits Recipient Of Immediate Work Grants Package

25 March 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner $9 Million And More Jobs Generated By Government Package Victor P Taffa Almost $9 Million has been injected into the local economy through the Territory Government’s Immediate Work Grants, introduced last year to get money flowing quickly into the economy and to support local jobs. Chief Minister Michael Gunner […]

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Northern Territory Hit Hard By GST Cuts

Northern Territory Hit Hard By GST Cuts

25 March 2017

Northern Territory Treasurer Nicole Manison Territory Hit With $2 Billion GST Cut Victor P Taffa Northern Territory has been hit with $2 Billion revenue cut following the release of Goods and Services Tax (GST) updates at the Council on Federal Financial Relations (CFFR) in Canberra today. Treasurer Nicole Manison said it is difficult to overstate […]

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Tasmanians Invited To Have Their Say On Changes For Local Govt Act 1993

Tasmanians Invited To Have Their Say On Changes For Local Govt Act 1993

24 March 2017

Tasmania Minister for Planning and Local Government Peter Gutwein Draft Changes To The Local Government Act 1993 Released For Comment Victor P Taffa Tasmanians are invited to have their say on the Government’s proposed changes to the Local Government Act 1993, Minister for Planning and Local Government Peter Gutwein said. Last year the State Government […]

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Tasmania Welcomes Increased Beef Exports To China

Tasmania Welcomes Increased Beef Exports To China

24 March 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Beef Exports To China A Boost For Agricultural Sector Victor P Taffa Today’s announcement by the Federal and Chinese Governments to boost chilled beef exports to China is great news for Tasmania’s important agricultural sector, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said. Hodgman Government […]

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Andrews Govt To Roll Out 1,000 Defibrillators For Clubs And Facilities

Andrews Govt To Roll Out 1,000 Defibrillators For Clubs And Facilities

24 March 2017

Victoria Minister for Sport John Eren More Life-Saving Defibs For Grassroots Sports Clubs Victor P Taffa Victorian sports clubs have another chance to apply for a new defibrillator and help save the lives of players, volunteers or spectators who suffer a cardiac arrest. Minister for Sport John Eren joined St. John Ambulance Victoria Chief Executive […]

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Dr. Andrea Hinwood Appointed As Victoria’s First Chief Environmental Scientist

Dr. Andrea Hinwood Appointed As Victoria’s First Chief Environmental Scientist

24 March 2017

Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio Victoria’s First Chief Environmental Scientist Appointed Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has appointed Dr. Andrea Hinwood as Victoria’s first Chief Environmental Scientist. Andrews Government is strengthening the powers of Victoria’s environmental watchdog, today welcoming the appointment of Victoria’s inaugural Chief Environmental Scientist. “I welcome the […]

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Powers Of CCC To Be Strengthened By Palaszczuk Govt

Powers Of CCC To Be Strengthened By Palaszczuk Govt

23 March 2017

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Palaszczuk Government Moves To Strengthen CCC Powers Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has introduced legislation into Parliament to widen the definition of corruption and provide the Crime and Corruption Commission with broader investigative powers. “This was an important election commitment from the Palaszczuk Government, and it […]

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Minister Announces Reforms To Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme

Minister Announces Reforms To Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme

23 March 2017

Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham Black Lung Protections Outlined In Parliament Victor P Taffa Critical reforms have been made to protect the health of Queensland’s coal mines, and more are scheduled this year, Queensland Parliament heard today. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr. Anthony Lynham told Parliament that the reforms to […]

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Australia’s Net Overseas Migration Up 9% September 2016

Australia’s Net Overseas Migration Up 9% September 2016

23 March 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Stronger Growth In Net Overseas Migration Victor P Taffa Australia is experiencing its fastest growth in Net Overseas Migration (NOM) in four years, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ABS Demography Director Beidar Cho said that in the year ending 30 September 2016, NOM […]

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North Shore State By-Election 2017 Nominated Candidates

North Shore State By-Election 2017 Nominated Candidates

23 March 2017

Polling Day Saturday 8 April 2017 New South Wales Electoral Commission North Shore List Of Candidates Announced Victor P Taffa New South Wales Electoral Commission has released a list of duly nominated candidates for the North Shore State By-Election to be held on Saturday 8 April 2017. 8 Nominated Candidates In Ballot Paper Order Candidate […]

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Manly State By-Election 2017 Nominated Candidates

Manly State By-Election 2017 Nominated Candidates

23 March 2017

Polling Day Saturday 8 April 2017 New South Wales Electoral Commission Manly List Of Candidates Announced Victor P Taffa New South Wales Electoral Commission has released a list of duly nominated candidates for the Manly State By-Election to be held on Saturday 8 April 2017. 12 Nominated Candidates In Ballot Paper Order Candidate     […]

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Gosford State By-Election 2017 Nominated Candidates

Gosford State By-Election 2017 Nominated Candidates

23 March 2017

Polling Day Saturday 8 April 2017 New South Wales Electoral Commission Gosford List Of Candidates Announced Victor P Taffa New South Wales Electoral Commission has released a list of duly nominated candidates for the Gosford State By-Election to be held on Saturday 8 April 2017. 6 Nominated Candidates In Ballot Paper Order Candidate                              Party […]

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Dunalley Primary School Reopens After Devastating Bushfires

Dunalley Primary School Reopens After Devastating Bushfires

22 March 2017

Tasmania Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff New Dunalley Primary School Opening Victor P Taffa Dunalley Primary School today officially celebrates a fresh start, benefitting from a $6 Million rebuild following the devastating bushfires in January 2013 to ensure teaching and learning could continue uninterrupted following severe weather events. “I thank the Dunalley Primary […]

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Hodgman Govt Heritage Funding For 2017-18 Announced

Hodgman Govt Heritage Funding For 2017-18 Announced

22 March 2017

Tasmania Minister for the Arts Vanessa Goodwin Cultural Heritage Program Funding Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government’s long-term Plan for Tasmania includes growing our cultural and creative reputation so Tasmania becomes an even better place to live and work, Minister for the Arts Vanessa Goodwin said. “State Government’s Cultural Heritage Program will provide nearly $500,000 in […]

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Posted in Literary & Arts

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