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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 14 December 2017 With Day Incomplete 541 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 999 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 7 Visits For 14 December 2017 With Day Incomplete 4,730 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 6,028 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During State And Federal Elections Period 15 November-14 December […]

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9 Senior Specialist YOREO’s Graduate From Training

9 Senior Specialist YOREO’s Graduate From Training

13 December 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Territory Families Dale Wakefield Specialist Senior YOREO’s to Help Stop Reoffending Victor P Taffa 9 Senior Youth Outreach and Re-engagement Officers (YOREO’s) with new and expanded responsibilities have graduated from training today and will join the Youth Outreach and Re-engagement Teams (YORET), as part of the Territory Government’s overhaul of the […]

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Minister Officially Opens New RDH Foyer

Minister Officially Opens New RDH Foyer

13 December 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles $72 Million RDH Redevelopment Milestone Completed Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government is improving health services, reaching a major milestone in the $72 Million Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) Redevelopment Project. Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said the official opening of the new RDH foyer marks the completion of […]

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Andrews Govt Appoints Administrators To Central Goldfields Shire Council

Andrews Govt Appoints Administrators To Central Goldfields Shire Council

13 December 2017

Victoria Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz Administrators To Oversee Central Goldfields Shire Council Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has appointed 3 long-term administrators to restore good governance and operations at Central Goldfields Shire Council. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz announced the appointments today to address a wide range of failures within council. “This […]

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Julie Condon QC Appointed As A Judge Of The County Court

Julie Condon QC Appointed As A Judge Of The County Court

13 December 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New County Court Judge Appointed Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today announced the appointment of Julie Condon QC as a judge of the County Court. “Ms. Condon brings a wealth of knowledge in criminal law advocacy to her new role as a judge of the County Court and I congratulate her […]

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Demerit Point Changes For Drivers With Speed Camera Interference Devices

Demerit Point Changes For Drivers With Speed Camera Interference Devices

13 December 2017

Western Australia Minister for Police and Road Safety Michelle Roberts New Speed Camera Interference Technology Laws Commence In Western Australia Victor P Taffa New penalties for drivers caught with speed camera interference devices Drivers now face tough new penalties if they are caught using a vehicle fitted with a device such as a laser jammer […]

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Byford Primary School To Be Rebuilt

Byford Primary School To Be Rebuilt

13 December 2017

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery New Byford Primary School Construction To Begin In 2018 Victor P Taffa More than $18 Million allocated to build new Byford primary school on Lawrence Way Construction expected to begin in 2018 with the school to open in 2020 More than […]

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Rainbow Street Public School To Be Upgraded

Rainbow Street Public School To Be Upgraded

13 December 2017

New South Wales Minister for Education Rob Stokes Work Underway On $30 Million Makeover Of Rainbow Street Public Victor P Taffa Construction has begun on a major upgrade of Rainbow Street Public School in Sydney’s east. Works will deliver 35 new classrooms, creating more than 550 additional places for local students which will take the […]

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Cleveland Street Intensive English High Finds A New Home

Cleveland Street Intensive English High Finds A New Home

13 December 2017

New South Wales Minister for Education Rob Stokes Work Underway On New Home For Cleveland Street Intensive English High Victor P Taffa Students at Cleveland Street Intensive English High School will soon benefit from a new $30 Million school at a new address with construction already underway. Education Minister Rob Stokes today visited the site […]

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Mental Health Services To Be Upgraded

Mental Health Services To Be Upgraded

12 December 2017

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson Government Listens On Mental Health Observation Unit Victor P Taffa After further consultations with staff at the RHH and major stakeholders, the Government has decided to use the newly refurbished multi-purpose unit for extra beds for general medical and surgical patients rather than the proposed Mental Health Observation Unit, […]

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Preventive Health Grants For 26 Community Projects Announced By Minister

Preventive Health Grants For 26 Community Projects Announced By Minister

12 December 2017

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson Healthy Community Grants Announced Victor P Taffa Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said more than $500,000 in preventive health grants will flow to 26 community projects around the State to improve the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians. Hodgman Government’s Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants of up to $25,000 each, […]

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Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre To Receive PET Scanner Project

Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre To Receive PET Scanner Project

12 December 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles PET Scanner Project On The Way At Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government is delivering high quality cancer services with the PET Scanner Project meeting another key milestone. Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said the PET Scanner Project includes the development of the […]

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Northern Territory Tourism Growing With International Visitor Increase

Northern Territory Tourism Growing With International Visitor Increase

12 December 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss International Visitors Key Target For Territory Government Victor P Taffa Attracting direct flights from China is among a range of initiatives underway to attract more international visitors to regions across the Territory. Speaking from Singapore, Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss held positive talks today […]

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Marine Rescue New South Wales Gears Up For A Busy Summer Season 2017-18

Marine Rescue New South Wales Gears Up For A Busy Summer Season 2017-18

12 December 2017

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant Marine Rescue Ready To Lend A Hand This Summer Victor P Taffa Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant recently joined Marine Rescue New South Wales (MRNSW) volunteers as they conducted a simulated sea rescue near the entrance to Sydney Harbour as units prepare for a busy […]

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4.1 Million People Visited New South Wales From Overseas Over Last 12 Months

4.1 Million People Visited New South Wales From Overseas Over Last 12 Months

12 December 2017

New South Wales Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall New South Wales Banks Billions From International Tourism Victor P Taffa New South Wales  continues to lead the nation in attracting overseas visitors and the tourist dollar, according to new figures released today by Tourism Research Australia. Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam […]

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39 % Of Women Prefer To Look After Their Own Children

39 % Of Women Prefer To Look After Their Own Children

12 December 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Childcare Main Barrier To Female Participation Victor P Taffa Caring for children remained the most common perceived barrier to participation in the labour market for women in 2016-17, despite increasing female participation in the labour force, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Data showed there was […]

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Premier Announces New Cabinet Lineup Following 2017 State Election Triumph

Premier Announces New Cabinet Lineup Following 2017 State Election Triumph

12 December 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk New Cabinet Will Continue To Deliver For Queensland Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has vowed her new Ministry will deliver for Queensland as a strong, stable majority Labor Government prioritised to jobs, health and education. Premier Palaszczuk said the 18-Member Cabinet and 5 Assistant Ministers were the right mix of […]

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Premier Opens Third Biggest Walnut Production Facility In Australia

Premier Opens Third Biggest Walnut Production Facility In Australia

11 December 2017

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australia’s First Commercial Walnut Orchard Gets Cracking And Packing Victor P Taffa Australia’s third biggest walnut production facility, Omega Walnuts, opens in Manjimup Premium and organic walnuts showcase the fresh Western Australian produce on offer 110 tonnes of Western Australian locally grown walnuts to be harvested in 2018 Agricultural […]

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PathWest To Have A Separate Health Service Provider

PathWest To Have A Separate Health Service Provider

11 December 2017

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook Governance Change For State’s Leading Pathology Service Victor P Taffa PathWest to be established as a Chief Executive Governed Health Service Provider New arrangements to come into effect in July 2018 Western Australia’s State-wide pathology service, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, will become a separate health service provider under […]

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Andrews Govt To Invest $23.9 Million In The Children’s Court

Andrews Govt To Invest $23.9 Million In The Children’s Court

11 December 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Implementing Key Youth Justice Reforms Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is investing $23.9 Million in the Children’s Court to implement key youth justice reforms to crack down on youth crime and keep the community safe. “We are providing the Children’s Court with the resources it needs to ensure that young offenders […]

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Bendigo Line Patronage Up By 4 % In 2016/17 Compared To Previous Financial Year

Bendigo Line Patronage Up By 4 % In 2016/17 Compared To Previous Financial Year

11 December 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Capacity Doubled For Two Peak Bendigo Trains Victor P Taffa Bendigo passengers are set to benefit from added capacity on their regional rail service, with 3 new VLocity carriages allocated to 2 peak services today. “New train carriages will double capacity on 2 busy Bendigo services and passengers […]

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