Public Ballot To Be Held For Dive Wreck Of Japanese Midget Submarine M24

Public Ballot To Be Held For Dive Wreck Of Japanese Midget Submarine M24

01 July 2017

New South Wales Minister for Heritage Gabrielle Upton Midget Submarine Wreck Dive Ballot Victor P Taffa For the first time selected members of the public will have permission to dive to the Japanese midget submarine M24 wreck off Sydney’s northern beaches as part of a ballot, New South Wales Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today. […]

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Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe Retires After 40 Years Service

Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe Retires After 40 Years Service

08 June 2017

New South Wales Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean Consumer Champion Calls It A Day Victor P Taffa One of the state’s most respected and longest-serving public servants, New South Wales (NSW) Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe, has announced his retirement. Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said Mr. Stowe would retire in July after […]

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St. Kilda Pride Centre Soon To Become Reality

St. Kilda Pride Centre Soon To Become Reality

18 March 2017

Victoria Minister for Equality Martin Foley Pride Centre Coming To St. Kilda Victor P Taffa Australian first Pride Centre is another step closer to becoming reality, with the Andrews Government announcing it will be based at 79-81 Fitzroy Street in St. Kilda. “Pride Centre is long overdue it is exciting news for the LGBTI community […]

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New Seawall Completed As Sorrento Baths Café Reopens

New Seawall Completed As Sorrento Baths Café Reopens

26 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio Upgrading The Sorrento Foreshore Victor P Taffa Sorrento Foreshore has undergone a dramatic transformation thanks a new $850,000 seawall and the reopening of the iconic Sorrento Baths Café. New seawall design features coloured concrete steps and creates a new meeting point for people to comfortably […]

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Premier Opens Elizabeth Quay Venetian Carousel

Premier Opens Elizabeth Quay Venetian Carousel

02 January 2017

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett Western Australia Minister for Planning Donna Faragher Elizabeth Quay Carousel Family Attraction Victor P Taffa Elizabeth Quay’s newest attraction, a hand-made Venetian carousel, opens Perth’s first Royal Croquet Club continues to prove popular Premier Colin Barnett visited Elizabeth Quay to mark the official opening of the new Venetian carousel. Traditional […]

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Elizabeth Quay Water Park Reopens Following Upgrade

Elizabeth Quay Water Park Reopens Following Upgrade

21 December 2016

Western Australia Minister for Planning Donna Faragher Western Australia Minister for Health John Day Elizabeth Quay’s Water Park Reopens Victor P Taffa BHP Billiton Water Park reopens following upgrade and improvement works Thousands expected to enjoy the feature during summer Final piece of the $4 Million Elizabeth Quay art program complete BHP Billiton Water Park […]

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Minister Announces Increase To Local Government Funding

Minister Announces Increase To Local Government Funding

06 December 2016

Northern Territory Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerald McCarthy $2 Million Annual Increase To Strengthen Local Government Victor P Taffa Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy has announced an annual $2 Million increase to local government operational funding to assist in asset management and improve service delivery. Minister McCarthy said at the […]

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Western Australia Celebrates 400th Anniversary Of Dirk Hartog’s Landing

Western Australia Celebrates 400th Anniversary Of Dirk Hartog’s Landing

29 October 2016

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman Western Australia Minister for Culture and the Arts John Day 400 Years Of WA History Unveiled In Shark Bay Victor P Taffa   October 25, 2016 marks 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog’s landing off WA coast New $6.1 Million foreshore redevelopment and […]

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Melbourne’s Newest Pedestrian Footbridge Named As Tanderrum Bridge

Melbourne’s Newest Pedestrian Footbridge Named As Tanderrum Bridge

18 July 2016

Victoria Minister for Sport John Eren Naming Melbourne’s Newest Landmark Victor P Taffa Melbourne’s state-of-the-art new pedestrian footbridge linking the city and sporting precinct will be named Tanderrum Bridge. “We’re making history in Melbourne today. Tanderrum is the perfect title for a bridge that will accommodate thousands of pedestrians each year.” Minister for Sport John […]

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$1 Million Pure Gold Coin On Display At Perth Mint

$1 Million Pure Gold Coin On Display At Perth Mint

18 July 2016

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett Million-Dollar Coin Puts State In Spotlight Victor P Taffa One-of-a-kind collector’s item showcases the State’s most valuable natural treasures Created by the Liberal National Government-owned Perth Mint to promote gold and Australian coins worldwide Premier Colin Barnett today unveiled the world’s first coin to feature a significant red diamond from […]

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Nominations For NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll Open Until 1 August 2016

Nominations For NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll Open Until 1 August 2016

17 June 2016

New South Wales Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson Katrina: Nominate A Hidden Treasure From Cootamundra Electorate Victor P Taffa Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson is encouraging the community to nominate rural women volunteers to be honoured on the 2016 NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll. “Rural women play an important role in our electorate demonstrating a […]

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Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program Announced By State Govt

Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program Announced By State Govt

17 June 2016

New South Wales Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson New Program Targets Quad Bike Safety Victor P Taffa Member for Cootamundra, Katrina Hodgkinson has announced a New South Wales (NSW) Government program designed to reduce quad bike injuries on farms. The new SafeWork NSW Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program, due to commence in late July, includes […]

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H.M. Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 90 Glorious Years

H.M. Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 90 Glorious Years

21 April 2016

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday Victor P Taffa On behalf of Members of Parliament I pay tribute today to Her Majesty the Queen who has reached another milestone, her 90th Birthday, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. “On behalf of all Queenslanders, I wish the Queen many happy returns and our very […]

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Premier Welcomes New Eateries At Elizabeth Quay

Premier Welcomes New Eateries At Elizabeth Quay

17 April 2016

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett Western Australia Minister for Planning Donna Faragher Perth Revels In New Bar At Elizabeth Quay Victor P Taffa New eateries open after successful Night Noodle Markets More venues to open in coming months The evolution of Western Australia’s hospitality scene continues with Premier Colin Barnett and Planning Minister Donna Faragher […]

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Whaling Ship Samuel Wright Lost At Sea In 1840 And Wreck Re-discovered

Whaling Ship Samuel Wright Lost At Sea In 1840 And Wreck Re-discovered

18 March 2016

Western Australia Minister for Culture and the Arts John Day Bunbury Shipwreck Confirmed As Samuel Wright Victor P Taffa Maritime archaeologists confirm origins of wooden shipwreck The wreck has been buried again to ensure its preservation Find offers educational, archaeological and historical potential A shipwreck found at Koombana Bay in Bunbury in February has been […]

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Public Comments On Fireworks Laws Open Until 1 April 2016

Public Comments On Fireworks Laws Open Until 1 April 2016

15 February 2016

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Review Into Fireworks Laws Open For Public Comment Victor P Taffa The popularity of fireworks has grown in Tasmania, and it is important that the Government ensures regulations are up-to-date to ensure they are used safely, and that any injuries, property damage or threat to animals is minimal. “Today I announced […]

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Premier Opens Elizabeth Quay

Premier Opens Elizabeth Quay

31 January 2016

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day Elizabeth Quay Is Open For Everyone To Enjoy Victor P Taffa Free public space for the people of Western Australia Land sales on track to return half of the project’s $440 Million initial investment Preferred proponents selected for eight of the nine lots […]

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Grants For Six Multicultural Community Organisations In 2016

Grants For Six Multicultural Community Organisations In 2016

08 January 2016

Western Australia Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Mike Nahan Events Celebrate WA’s Rich Cultural Diversity Victor P Taffa The State Government has announced grants totalling almost $450,000 for 16 multicultural events, and six organisations for major programs focusing on health, wellbeing, youth and education Western Australia’s 2016 multicultural calendar is set to be bigger […]

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The Secret to Winning Powerball!

06 January 2016

The Southern Thunderer is a general on-line newspaper that was begun by Editor, Victor P Taffa. The Southern Thunderer name comes about by the reference that Australia is known as the “great south land” and also is based in the Southern Hemisphere. The Southern Thunderer was first published on Wednesday 14 October 2009. In this […]

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Elizabeth Quay To Open On 29 January 2016 In A Blaze Of Laser Light Show

Elizabeth Quay To Open On 29 January 2016 In A Blaze Of Laser Light Show

08 December 2015

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett Western Australia Minister for Planning and Culture and the Arts John Day Perth’s Largest Laser And Water Show To Open Quay Victor P Taffa Elizabeth Quay will open to the public at 4 pm on Friday, January 29, 2016 Free laser, light and water show to celebrate the opening Fringe […]

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