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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 […]

Planning Underway For Hotel On Perth City Link Land

Planning Underway For Hotel On Perth City Link Land

24 August 2016

Western Australia Minister for Planning Donna Faragher Hotel Secured In Perth City Link Land Sale Victor P Taffa Perth City Link lots sold to Hong Kong developer Far East Consortium Dorsett Hotel and 350 apartments to be built next to Perth Arena Liberal National Government releases Perth City Link land to market Two Perth City […]

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Watering WA Initiative Rebates Scheme Officially Starts 1 October 2016

Watering WA Initiative Rebates Scheme Officially Starts 1 October 2016

24 August 2016

Western Australia Minister for Water Mia Davies Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman New Watering WA Rebates Open For Farmers Victor P Taffa $4.4 Million scheme for farmers in dryland agricultural areas Made possible by $30 Million Royalties for Regions Watering WA initiative Water Minister Mia Davies has opened the $4.4 Million Watering […]

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Central West Line Railway Bridges To Be Upgraded

Central West Line Railway Bridges To Be Upgraded

24 August 2016

Queensland Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe Queensland Minister for Agriculture Leanne Donaldson $8.8 Million For Central West Rail Bridge Upgrades Victor P Taffa Rail infrastructure in the Central West is set for an $8.8 Million overhaul, with the Palaszczuk Government embarking on the third stage of a program to replace, repair and upgrade ageing timber […]

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Queensland Construction Work Up 2.7% June Quarter 2016

Queensland Construction Work Up 2.7% June Quarter 2016

24 August 2016

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt Latest Evidence Shows Construction Continuing To Climb In Queensland Victor P Taffa The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows the volume of construction work done in Queensland in the June quarter rose 2.7 % to $9.47 Billion. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said that’s the first quarterly increase since September 2013 […]

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Reforms To Taxi And Hire Car Services For Victoria

Reforms To Taxi And Hire Car Services For Victoria

23 August 2016

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews Victoria Leads The Way With Safer, Simpler, More Flexible Trips Victor P Taffa The Andrews Government is leading the nation by establishing a single commercial passenger industry that will create 3,500 jobs, give Victorians greater transport choices and better security for drivers. “This is a comprehensive and fair transformation of taxi […]

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Snake Island To Be Opened Up For Hog Deer Hunting

Snake Island To Be Opened Up For Hog Deer Hunting

23 August 2016

Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio Hog Deer Hunting Trial On Snake Island Victor P Taffa Hunting of hog deer at Snake Island in South Gippsland will be allowed under a two year trial announced today. “Opening up Snake Island to balloted Hog Deer hunting will bring new visitors into the […]

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Posted in Environment

South Australians Do Australia Proud At Rio 2016 Olympic Games

South Australians Do Australia Proud At Rio 2016 Olympic Games

23 August 2016

South Australia Minister for Recreation and Sport Leon Bignell Congratulations To South Australia’s Olympic Athletes Victor P Taffa Recreation and Sport Minister Leon Bignell has congratulated all South Australian athletes who competed at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games during the past two weeks. “South Australians always excel in international competition, and we saw […]

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100 Km Depth 3-D Geophysical Model Of South Australia Launched

100 Km Depth 3-D Geophysical Model Of South Australia Launched

23 August 2016

Acting South Australia Minister for Mineral Resources John Rau New Tool Uncovers South Australia’s Geophysical Data To A Depth Of 100 Km Victor P Taffa A landmark three-dimensional geophysical model that takes in the whole of South Australia to a depth of 100 km was launched today. “This research tool is yet another way the […]

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Posted in Technology

Scitech To Gain A New Home From 2021

Scitech To Gain A New Home From 2021

22 August 2016

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett Western Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman Scitech To Relocate To Perth Cultural Centre Victor P Taffa Scitech will relocate from City West to Perth Cultural Centre Inaugural Premier’s Fellow in Agriculture and Food announced Conservation scientist Professor Kingsley Dixon is Scientist of the Year Professor Ian Ritchie AO inducted […]

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Work Commences On Marmion Avenue Intersection Improvements

Work Commences On Marmion Avenue Intersection Improvements

22 August 2016

Western Australia Minister for Transport Dean Nalder $12 Million Upgrade For Marmion Avenue Intersections Victor P Taffa New and extended turning pockets will reduce delays Enhanced pedestrian and cycling facilities increase safety Transport Minister Dean Nalder today announced work had started on a $12 Million project to improve traffic flow and safety at the intersections […]

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Flood Recovery Taskforce Considers Capital Works River System Repairs

Flood Recovery Taskforce Considers Capital Works River System Repairs

22 August 2016

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Fixing Our Flood Damaged Rivers Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said the Tasmanian Government is working to ensure the long term recovery of our rivers in the wake of the devastating floods across Tasmania in June. “We understand that our […]

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Spirit Of Tasmania Patronage Up 8.9% At End Of 2015-16 Financial Year

Spirit Of Tasmania Patronage Up 8.9% At End Of 2015-16 Financial Year

22 August 2016

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding Spirits Continue To Thrive Under Hodgman Government Victor P Taffa Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding announced the Spirits delivered 418,831 passengers across Bass Strait as at the end of the 2015-16 financial year, which is up a remarkable 8.9 % from the previous year, and up 26 % compared […]

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Andrews Govt To Fund 5 Country Racing Campaigns

Andrews Govt To Fund 5 Country Racing Campaigns

21 August 2016

Victoria Minister for Racing Martin Pakula $2.4 Million To Support Country Racing Victor P Taffa Minister for Racing Martin Pakula announced a $2.4 Million funding package to support 5 major country racing campaigns at the Country Racing Victoria Awards held in Ballarat tonight. “The Andrews Government is supporting country racing which is a major employer […]

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Andrews Govt Receives Report On Caulfield Racecourse Reserve

Andrews Govt Receives Report On Caulfield Racecourse Reserve

21 August 2016

Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio Working Together On Future Management Of Caulfield Racecourse Reserve Victor P Taffa The Andrews Government today received an independent report on the future management of Caulfield Racecourse Reserve. “We want to maintain Caulfield Racecourse Reserve as one of Australia’s pre-eminent racing venues, as well as […]

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Palaszczuk Govt Launches Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants

Palaszczuk Govt Launches Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants

21 August 2016

Queensland Minister for Science Leeanne Enoch Science In The Spotlight Through New Program Victor P Taffa To coincide with National Science Week, the Palaszczuk Government has launched a funding program to help celebrate of science in the community. Science Minister Leeanne Enoch today announced the Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants designed to help boost community […]

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Disused Branch Line To Be Reopened For Oakey Beef Freight Movements

Disused Branch Line To Be Reopened For Oakey Beef Freight Movements

21 August 2016

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt Work Commence On Rail Upgrades For Oakey Beef Victor P Taffa Work has started on the $2.5 Million project to upgrade rail infrastructure in South West Queensland to support the multi-million dollar expansion of Oakey Beef Exports. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told […]

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Minister Opens New Multipurpose Sports Courts For Onslow

Minister Opens New Multipurpose Sports Courts For Onslow

20 August 2016

Western Australia Minister for State Development Bill Marmion Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman Onslow Community Wins With New Sporting Facilities Victor P Taffa $4 Million new sports courts for Onslow New courts to host 2016 Onslow Basketball Carnival Funded by Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions program and BHP Billiton The people […]

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ABLEWA Provides Disabled Students With Greater Support

ABLEWA Provides Disabled Students With Greater Support

20 August 2016

Western Australia Minister for Education Peter Collier More Support For Students With Disability Victor P Taffa Quality, specifically tailored resource and assessment tools for students with disability Assessments designed to maintain rigour Supports development of communication, personal, social and learning skills Western Australian students with disability and additional needs are set to receive extra resources […]

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Posted in Education

Entries For 2016 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards Open Until 30 September

Entries For 2016 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards Open Until 30 September

20 August 2016

Victoria Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley Search On For Best In Victoria Design Victor P Taffa From architecture to fashion, the search is on for the best in Victorian design and creativity. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today opened entries for the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards, calling for submissions across an expanded […]

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Posted in Literary & Arts

Avalon Airport Development Plans Announced

Avalon Airport Development Plans Announced

20 August 2016

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews Avalon Airport Precinct Set To Take Off Victor P Taffa The Andrews Government has today helped secure Avalon Airport’s future with a $1.5 Million investment to develop an industrial precinct that will create much needed jobs and boost the local economy. The State Government’s funding will enable the development of a […]

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