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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 […]

Chisholm TAFE Institute To Receive Greater Funding

Chisholm TAFE Institute To Receive Greater Funding

29 March 2017

Victoria Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney A Stronger Chisholm Institute Victor P Taffa Victorians will have access to more opportunities to get the skills they need to get a job thanks to $12 Million for Chisholm Institute from the Andrews Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the institute’s Dandenong Campus […]

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Box Hill TAFE Institute To Receive Greater Funding

Box Hill TAFE Institute To Receive Greater Funding

29 March 2017

Victoria Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney A Stronger Box Hill Institute Victor P Taffa Locals in Melbourne’s east will have access to more opportunities to get the skills they need to get a job thanks to $12 Million for Box Hill Institute from the Andrews Government. “Box Hill Institute is doing a great […]

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Independent Regulator’s Report Calls For Urgent Improvement From TasWater

Independent Regulator’s Report Calls For Urgent Improvement From TasWater

29 March 2017

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Independent Regulator’s Report Slams TasWater Performance Victor P Taffa Treasurer Peter Gutwein said that the latest report on the state of Tasmania’s water and sewerage has confirmed the need for urgent action. Report, released today by the independent Tasmanian Economic Regulator, finds that: “Comparison over the past 5 years highlights that […]

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Tasmania Exports $156 Million Worth Of Dairy Products Around The World

Tasmania Exports $156 Million Worth Of Dairy Products Around The World

29 March 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Dairy Industry A Vital Pillar Of Tasmanian Agriculture Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government continues to work closely with Tasmanian dairy farmers and the industry in general as it recovers from an extremely trying 2016 season towards a more optimistic 2017. Minister for Primary Industries and Water […]

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Kookaburras Return To Darwin For First Time In 9 Years

Kookaburras Return To Darwin For First Time In 9 Years

28 March 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss Kookaburras Make Long Awaited Return To The Top End Victor P Taffa Australian Kookaburras are set to play in Darwin for the first time in 9 years when they take on Pakistan at Marrara Hockey Centre. Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss was today joined by one […]

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Alice Springs Hosts Sheffield Shield Final Season 2016-17

Alice Springs Hosts Sheffield Shield Final Season 2016-17

28 March 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss Territory Stars Ready For Finals Cricket In The Red Centre Victor P Taffa Elite cricket returns to Alice Springs with the Victorian Bushrangers taking on the South Australia Redbacks in the Sheffield Shield Final at Traeger Park. Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss said the […]

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Frankston Railway Station Redevelopment Designs Unveiled

Frankston Railway Station Redevelopment Designs Unveiled

28 March 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Design Of New Frankston Railway Station Revealed Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has unveiled the design of the new Frankston Station part of its $63 Million transformation of the heart of the bayside suburb. “The new station will be safer, more accessible and more user friendly. It will […]

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Mortlake And Hamilton Libraries To Be Upgraded

Mortlake And Hamilton Libraries To Be Upgraded

28 March 2017

Victoria Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins Upgrades To Libraries In Mortlake And Hamilton Victor P Taffa Mortlake will get a new and improved community library and Hamilton will see its library upgraded, thanks to investments by the Andrews Government. “Libraries are so important to local communities that are why we’re investing to build and […]

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Treasurer Announces 8 Stimulus Package Projects At Flinders Island

Treasurer Announces 8 Stimulus Package Projects At Flinders Island

27 March 2017

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Stimulus Package For Flinders Island Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is rolling out a $100 Million stimulus package across the North and North West of the State to boost the Northern Tasmanian economy and support local jobs. Today, the Hodgman Government unveiled the latest projects to be funded under the stimulus […]

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Destination Action Plan Designed To Increase Flinders Island Tourism

Destination Action Plan Designed To Increase Flinders Island Tourism

27 March 2017

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Partnership To Grow Flinders Island Tourism Victor P Taffa Flinders Island is an iconic nature-based destination that attracts some 6,000 visitors each year. Tasmanian Government is proud to have partnered with the Flinders Island community to develop a Destination Action Plan (DAP) to capitalise on Flinders appeal, Premier Will Hodgman said. […]

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Kangaroo Creek Dam To Be Upgraded

Kangaroo Creek Dam To Be Upgraded

27 March 2017

South Australia Minister for Water and the River Murray Ian Hunter Kangaroo Creek Dam Upgrade Progresses Adding Height And Widening Spillway Victor P Taffa SA Water is undertaking the second and third stages of work in a $94 Million safety upgrade of Kangaroo Creek Dam in the Adelaide Hills. “Kangaroo Creek Dam upgrade is an […]

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Consideration For Wine Industry During Autumn Prescribed Burns

Consideration For Wine Industry During Autumn Prescribed Burns

27 March 2017

South Australia Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter Grape Harvest A Consideration During Autumn Prescribed Burns In South Australia Victor P Taffa Autumn prescribed burning programme is being carefully planned to take into account the needs and concerns of the wine growing industry. This follows advice provided from some industry members to Sustainability, […]

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Western Australia State Election 2017 Final Declared Two Candidate Preferred Results

Western Australia State Election 2017 Final Declared Two Candidate Preferred Results

27 March 2017

Polling Day Saturday 11 March 2017 Western Australia Electoral Commission Western Australia State Election 2017 Final Results Victor P Taffa Based on final two candidate preference counts the outcome in each Legislative Assembly District as released by the Western Australia Electoral Commission is as follows: Legislative Assembly Districts District               […]

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Western Australia State Election 2017 Final Outcome

Western Australia State Election 2017 Final Outcome

27 March 2017

Polling Day Saturday 11 March 2017 Western Australia Electoral Commission Final Makeup Of The Western Australia Parliament Victor P Taffa Labor leader Mark McGowan has been invited to form a Government by Her Excellency Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, following the declaration of all 59 seats in the Legislative Assembly and 36 Regions […]

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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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