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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 […]

Minister Approves Prosser River Training Wall Project

Minister Approves Prosser River Training Wall Project

20 April 2017

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding Prosser River Training Wall To Benefit The East Coast Victor P Taffa Recreational boaters will enjoy a permanent, reliable and safe access from the Prosser River into Spring Bay for the first time following approval of the $1.04 Million Prosser River Training Wall Project, Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding […]

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Three Capes Track Welcomes 14,495 Visitors Since December 2015

Three Capes Track Welcomes 14,495 Visitors Since December 2015

20 April 2017

Tasmania Minister for Environment and Parks Matthew Groom Three Capes Track Special Winter Offer Victor P Taffa Tasmanian’s award-winning Three Capes Track has been a huge hit with walkers, with a total of 14,495 local, national and international visitors since opening in December 2015, Minister for Environment and Parks Matthew Groom said. “To celebrate the […]

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Posted in Environment

Work Gets Underway At Adelaide’s Tallest Residential Apartment Development

Work Gets Underway At Adelaide’s Tallest Residential Apartment Development

20 April 2017

South Australia Minister for Planning John Rau Construction Begins On Adelaide’s Tallest Residential Apartment Development Victor P Taffa Construction has commenced on Adelaide’s tallest residential apartment development, with ground officially broken. Kodo on Angas Street will cost $100 Million and create approximately 250 local jobs. “Congratulations to Kodo on the start of construction and for […]

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Posted in Planning

Honourable John Sulan QC Appointed As Next Chair Of Sentencing Advisory Council

Honourable John Sulan QC Appointed As Next Chair Of Sentencing Advisory Council

20 April 2017

South Australia Attorney-General John Rau New Chair Of Sentencing Advisory Council Announced Victor P Taffa Honourable John Sulan QC has been appointed as the next chair of South Australia’s Sentencing Advisory Council. “John Sulan understands the importance of community confidence in the justice sector, while adhering to the principles of the law. He will be […]

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Minister Announces EOI To Redevelop Former Katherine Sports Club Site

Minister Announces EOI To Redevelop Former Katherine Sports Club Site

19 April 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Nicole Manison Redevelopment Opportunity For Katherine Grows The Economy And Creates Jobs Victor P Taffa Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Nicole Manison today announced an Expression of Interest (EOI) process to redevelop and revitalise the former Katherine Sports and Recreation Club site. Ms. Manison said inspections […]

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Northern Territory Govt To Fund Feasibility Study Into Potential Expansion Of LNG

Northern Territory Govt To Fund Feasibility Study Into Potential Expansion Of LNG

19 April 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Feasibility Study Into Second Darwin LNG Train Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government will contribute $250,000 towards a feasibility study into the potential expansion of ConocoPhillips’ Darwin Liquified Natural Gas (DLNG), which could create thousands of jobs in the Northern Territory. Feasibility study will examine the viability of developing […]

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Queensland’s Citrus Industry Exports Up 30% On Year 2015

Queensland’s Citrus Industry Exports Up 30% On Year 2015

19 April 2017

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt Queensland’s Citrus Industry Enjoys Record Export Season In 2016 Victor P Taffa Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis Pitt has congratulated Queensland citrus producers especially in Bundaberg, Emerald, Mareeba and the Central Burnett regions on a record export season in 2016. Treasurer Pitt said the latest trade data from […]

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Posted in Agriculture

Transport Plan Being Mapped Out To Keep Queensland Moving During GC2018

Transport Plan Being Mapped Out To Keep Queensland Moving During GC2018

19 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Kate Jones GC2018 Transport Plan To Take 50,000 Cars Off The M1 Victor P Taffa A comprehensive plan to keep traffic moving during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) is expected to take the equivalent of more than 50,000 cars off the M1. Commonwealth Games Minister […]

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Posted in Sport

DAE Forecasts Victoria’s Economy With Greater Than Anticipated Growth In 2017-18

DAE Forecasts Victoria’s Economy With Greater Than Anticipated Growth In 2017-18

18 April 2017

Victoria Treasurer Tim Pallas Victoria’s Economy Strong As More Jobs Created Than Rest Of The Country Victor P Taffa Victoria’s economy continues to go from strength to strength, with more jobs created in our state than the rest of the country combined, according to a new report by Deloitte Access Economics (DAE). “This is yet […]

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Posted in Business

National Gallery Of Victoria Now In Top 20 Most Visited Worldwide

National Gallery Of Victoria Now In Top 20 Most Visited Worldwide

18 April 2017

Victoria Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley National Gallery Of Victoria Cracks The Global Top 20 Victor P Taffa National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is not only Australia’s most popular gallery, but one of the top 20 most visited worldwide as revealed by the UK’s The Art Newspaper in its latest survey of global art […]

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Posted in Literary & Arts

$141.7 Million Goes To School Upgrades From Budget 17

$141.7 Million Goes To School Upgrades From Budget 17

18 April 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Education Eva Lawler Investing In Children With Every NT School To Receive $300 k Grant: Budget 17 Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government’s Budget 17 will see a total of $141.7 Million invested in school upgrades and infrastructure projects across the Territory, to invest in children and create local construction jobs. […]

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Joe Woodward Appointed To NT EPA Board

Joe Woodward Appointed To NT EPA Board

18 April 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Lauren Moss New NT EPA Member Announced Victor P Taffa Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Lauren Moss today announced Mr. Joe Woodward’s appointment to the NT EPA Board. Mr. Woodward brings a wealth of knowledge, qualifications and experience to the role, including over 30 years’ managing […]

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Posted in Environment

Hodgman Govt Increases Housing Expenditure In 2016-17 Budget

Hodgman Govt Increases Housing Expenditure In 2016-17 Budget

17 April 2017

Tasmania Minister for Human Services Jacquie Petrusma Affordable Housing Strategy Update Victor P Taffa A key priority of the Hodgman Government is supporting vulnerable Tasmanians in need which is why we are making a huge investment in affordable housing, Minister for Human Services Jacquie Petrusma said. “With the Budget back in balance, under Tasmania’s first […]

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Hodgman Govt Increases Health Expenditure In 2016-17 Budget

Hodgman Govt Increases Health Expenditure In 2016-17 Budget

17 April 2017

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson $6.4 Billion Record Investment In Tasmania’s Health System Victor P Taffa Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said that the Hodgman Government is investing an unprecedented $6.4 Billion over the 2016-17 Budget and Forward Estimates in Health. “$600 Million more than the former Labor-Green Government’s last Budget including opening beds, […]

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Posted in Health

Farina Receives Upper Spencer Gulf Grant To Kick Start Local Economy

Farina Receives Upper Spencer Gulf Grant To Kick Start Local Economy

17 April 2017

South Australia Minister for Regional Development Geoff Brock $63,000 Grant For Far North Underground Bakery To Generate Seven Jobs Victor P Taffa An historic Flinders Ranges township will receive a major tourism boost with support from a $63,000 State Government Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures grant. “This grant will help us to really promote […]

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Posted in Regional

Weatherill Govt To Build 250 MW Gas Power Plant

Weatherill Govt To Build 250 MW Gas Power Plant

17 April 2017

South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill More Than 30 Expressions Of Interest To Build Government-Owned Power Plant Victor P Taffa State Government has received 31 expressions of interest to build the 250 MW government-owned gas power plant. “In just one month, we’ve completed two separate Expression of Interest processes, and we’ve been encouraged by the strong […]

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Minister Applauds Latest Exhibition At The NGV

Minister Applauds Latest Exhibition At The NGV

16 April 2017

Victoria Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley Coming Of Age-New NGV Exhibition For The Young At Art Victor P Taffa National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is continuing to inspire the next generation of Australian artists with the opening of a new exhibition dedicated to teenagers and young people, Fiona Hall: Uneasy Seasons. “NGV is owned […]

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Posted in Literary & Arts

Pedestrian Overpass To Be Included With Design For New Mernda Railway Station

Pedestrian Overpass To Be Included With Design For New Mernda Railway Station

16 April 2017

Victoria Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio $7.4 Million Boost For Mernda Rail Project Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has added a pedestrian overpass to the design of the brand new Mernda railway station that will be built as part of the extension of the South Morang line. “Pedestrian overpass at Mernda station has been […]

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Queensland Looks To Tackle Looming East Coast Gas Shortage

Queensland Looks To Tackle Looming East Coast Gas Shortage

16 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham Queensland Puts Foot On The Gas With Feds Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has called for the Commonwealth to back a package of initiatives, including new gas pipelines, to tackle the looming east coast gas shortage. Natural Resources and Minister Dr. Anthony Lynham today put a […]

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Queensland Mining Boom Could Just Be Around The Corner With Minerals Discovery

Queensland Mining Boom Could Just Be Around The Corner With Minerals Discovery

16 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham Rare Mineral Discovery Offers Fresh Frontier For Queensland Victor P Taffa Geologists have unearthed evidence that suggests Queensland may be sitting on a treasure trove of rare minerals that underpin 21st century technologies that lie undiscovered in the remote North West of the state. Speaking today […]

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