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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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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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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Tasmania Forest Management Practices Highly Regarded

Tasmania Forest Management Practices Highly Regarded

21 March 2017

Tasmania Minister for Resources Guy Barnett Celebrating Our Working Forests Victor P Taffa Tasmania’s forest industry is internationally recognised for being well-managed and ecologically sustainable, with our forest practices system ranked as one of the most effective globally, Minister for Resources Guy Barnett said. “This year we will also mark 30 years since the appointment […]

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TasWater Takeover To Result In Jobs Creation

TasWater Takeover To Result In Jobs Creation

21 March 2017

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Fixing Water And Sewerage Will Create 1,000 Jobs Victor P Taffa Not only will the Hodgman Government’s Plan to takeover TasWater speed up investment in our failing water and sewerage infrastructure, it will deliver a massive boost to the economy, Treasurer Peter Gutwein said. “Bringing forward this significant investment in infrastructure […]

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First Water Begins To Flow From Wonthaggi Desalination Plant

First Water Begins To Flow From Wonthaggi Desalination Plant

19 March 2017

Victoria Minister for Water Lisa Neville Desal Flows To Secure Melbourne’s Water Supply Victor P Taffa First water from the Wonthaggi Desalination Plant has begun to flow into the Cardinia Reservoir helping to deliver water security for Victoria. Delivery marks a significant milestone in guaranteeing a secure and resilient water grid, a grid that supports […]

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Palaszczuk Govt Welcomes News On Plans For Cloncurry Mine

Palaszczuk Govt Welcomes News On Plans For Cloncurry Mine

19 March 2017

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt Welcome News On Cloncurry Mine Plan Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government today welcomed the latest milestone in plans for the development of the Altona copper-gold project near Cloncurry in North West Queensland. Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, said if the plans came to fruition the project would […]

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Renewable Energy Employment Activity Down 16% In 2015-16

Renewable Energy Employment Activity Down 16% In 2015-16

17 March 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Employment In Renewable Energy Down 16% In 2015-16 Victor P Taffa Employment in renewable energy activity fell 16 % between 2014-15 and 2015-16, continuing a decline in renewable energy employment since 2011-12, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publication released today. ABS Program Manager of Environment and Agricultural Statistics, […]

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Murray Darling Basin Package Critical To Health Of South Australia

Murray Darling Basin Package Critical To Health Of South Australia

16 March 2017

South Australia Minister for Water and the River Murray Ian Hunter SA Water Minister Calls For Full Implementation Of Murray Darling Basin Package Victor P Taffa South Australia’s Minister for Water and the River Murray expects the Ministerial Council meeting on Friday to continue working toward implementing the Basin Plan package agreed in 2012, most […]

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Hodgman Govt To Take Responsibility And Control For TasWater

Hodgman Govt To Take Responsibility And Control For TasWater

10 March 2017

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Fixing Tasmania’s Water And Sewerage Infrastructure Victor P Taffa Today the Hodgman Government has outlined a clear plan to fix Tasmania’s failing water and sewerage infrastructure and provide the services that Tasmanians deserve. Premier Will Hodgman and Treasurer Peter Gutwein said that the current situation is not […]

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Gunner Govt Signs PFA With Verdant Minerals For Ammaroo Phosphate Project

Gunner Govt Signs PFA With Verdant Minerals For Ammaroo Phosphate Project

09 March 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Major Project Status For Ammaroo Phosphate Project Victor P Taffa Northern Territory (NT) Government has awarded Major Project Status to Verdant Minerals Ltd’s $750 Million Ammaroo Phosphate Project, which has the potential to create almost 500 jobs during construction and operation. Chief Minister Michael Gunner today announced that a […]

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Landmark Gunner Govt Agreement Paves The Way For Mining Industry

Landmark Gunner Govt Agreement Paves The Way For Mining Industry

09 March 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Major Step Forward For $850 Million Project Victor P Taffa More than 1,700 construction jobs and 600 ongoing jobs in the Territory could be created following the signing of a Project Facilitation Agreement (PFA) between the Northern Territory (NT) Government and major metals company TNG Limited. Chief Minister Michael […]

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Labor’s Blackouts And No Coal Fired Stations Could Head To Western Australia

Labor’s Blackouts And No Coal Fired Stations Could Head To Western Australia

08 March 2017

South Australia Shadow Minister for Energy Dan van Holst Pellekaan EDB’s Expensive Advice Victor P Taffa State Opposition are demanding the Premier Jay Weatherill details the costs of a range of options for intervening in the electricity market outlined by Economic Development Board (EDB) to a Parliamentary committee. “EDB revealed it had provided the Weatherill […]

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Victoria And New South Wales Provides Support To Basin Communities

Victoria And New South Wales Provides Support To Basin Communities

03 March 2017

Victoria Minister for Water Lisa Neville New South Wales Minister for Regional Water Niall Blair New South Wales & Victoria Reinforce Commitment To Basin Communities Victor P Taffa New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Regional Water, Niall Blair, and Victorian Minister for Water, Lisa Neville, met on the Murray River today to reinforce their commitment […]

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Australian Households More Energy Efficient In 2014-15

Australian Households More Energy Efficient In 2014-15

28 February 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Australia Becomes More Energy Efficient Victor P Taffa Australian households became more energy efficient in 2014-15, according to the latest edition of the annual Energy Account released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). “Despite a small increase in energy use, Australian households are becoming more efficient in their use of […]

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Parliament Passes Water (Local Management Arrangements) Amendment Bill 2016

Parliament Passes Water (Local Management Arrangements) Amendment Bill 2016

17 February 2017

Queensland Minister for Water Supply Mark Bailey Parliament Progresses Local Management By Irrigators In Regional Qld Victor P Taffa Irrigators from rural communities are one step closer to managing their own schemes after the Water (Local Management Arrangements) Amendment Bill 2016 was passed by the Parliament this afternoon. Water Supply Minister Mark Bailey said he […]

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Olive Downs Mine Given Coordinated Project Status

Olive Downs Mine Given Coordinated Project Status

17 February 2017

Queensland Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham New Coal Mine Takes Key Step Forward Victor P Taffa Queensland’s latest coal mine proposal the $1 Billion Olive Downs mine near Moranbah is a step closer after been given coordinated project status. Minister for State Development Dr. Anthony Lynham said the independent Coordinator-General could now efficiently coordinate the […]

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AEMO Report Shows That South Australia Should Have Kept Lights On

AEMO Report Shows That South Australia Should Have Kept Lights On

16 February 2017

South Australia Minister for Energy Tom Koutsantonis AEMO Report Reveals Load-Shedding In SA Should Never Have Occurred Victor P Taffa Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis has said the report released by AEMO late yesterday proves the load-shedding of 90,000 South Australian customers last Wednesday should never have occurred. “This report outlines a litany of errors that […]

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Minister Approves Mining Lease For Stellar Resources

Minister Approves Mining Lease For Stellar Resources

15 February 2017

Tasmania Minister for Resources Guy Barnett Mining Lease Granted To Stellar Resources Victor P Taffa Minister for Resources Guy Barnett today, approved a mining lease for Columbus Metals Limited, a subsidiary of Stellar Resources, over an area of Crown land at Zeehan on the State’s West Coast. Stellar has undertaken extensive exploration activity through its […]

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Work Commences On Tasmania’s New Duck Irrigation Scheme

Work Commences On Tasmania’s New Duck Irrigation Scheme

12 February 2017

Federal Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff State And Federal Governments Deliver On Tasmanian Water Infrastructure Victor P Taffa Work is commencing on Tasmania’s new Duck Irrigation Scheme, delivering greater water security to irrigators in the region. Federal and Tasmanian Governments will work with […]

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