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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 […]

Northern Territory Comes To Sydney For ATE 14-18 May 2017

Northern Territory Comes To Sydney For ATE 14-18 May 2017

18 May 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss Minister Moss To Attend Australian Tourism Exchange Victor P Taffa Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss will today join 29 tourism businesses from across the Territory, the largest delegation since 2009, to promote Territory tourism at Australia’s largest annual travel and tourism business-to-business event, the […]

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Minister Announces Tennant Creek Mine Safety Work Tender

Minister Announces Tennant Creek Mine Safety Work Tender

18 May 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles Tennant Creek Historic Mine Safety Work Tender Advertised Victor P Taffa Minister for Resources, Ken Vowles, today announced the advertisement of a public tender for small mining environmental and public safety works to take place in Tennant Creek. Current tender will cover 17 historical mine […]

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Honourable Justice Greg Garde AO RFD Extended As VCAT President

Honourable Justice Greg Garde AO RFD Extended As VCAT President

18 May 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Top Judge To Continue As VCAT President Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the extension of the Honourable Justice Greg Garde AO RFD as President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) for a further year. “Justice Garde has made a substantial contribution as the President of VCAT […]

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Gannawarra Towns To Benefit With Tourism Hub

Gannawarra Towns To Benefit With Tourism Hub

18 May 2017

Victoria Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford Nature-Based Tourism Hub Connects Gannawarra Towns Victor P Taffa Towns in Gannawarra Shire will benefit from a new tourism hub to be developed in Koondrook thanks to a $600,000 grant from the Andrews Government. When complete, the $1.2 Million Nature-Based Tourism Hub will connect iconic natural assets around […]

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Bakewell Underpass And South Road Tram Overpass Improves Safety

Bakewell Underpass And South Road Tram Overpass Improves Safety

17 May 2017

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan Level Crossing Upgrades To Significantly Improve Safety Of Rail And Road Networks Victor P Taffa 5 metropolitan railway pedestrian crossings and 9 rural road level crossings will be upgraded as part of an initial $12 Million investment in the State Government’s Railway Crossing Safety Strategy. “Adelaide’s […]

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Freight Access To Naracoorte Saleyards Improved

Freight Access To Naracoorte Saleyards Improved

17 May 2017

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan Better Freight Access To Naracoorte Saleyards Victor P Taffa Freight access is being upgraded to the Naracoorte Saleyards another initiative identified in the 90-day project for agricultural transport, which has already reaped an estimated $56 Million in benefits to primary producers. “Projects such as this upgrade […]

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McGowan Govt Introduces No Body No Parole Legislation To Parliament

McGowan Govt Introduces No Body No Parole Legislation To Parliament

17 May 2017

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley No Body, No Parole Legislation Introduced To Parliament Victor P Taffa New legislation will ensure convicted murderers who refuse to co-operate with investigations are not released on parole Similar legislation has already been introduced in Victoria, Northern Territory and South Australia and is being […]

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Posted in Legal Affairs

New Karratha Courthouse Opens For Hearings

New Karratha Courthouse Opens For Hearings

17 May 2017

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley New Karratha Courthouse Additions Equal A Boost To Justice Services Victor P Taffa Pilbara court users to benefit from new facilities Access to justice in the Pilbara has improved with the opening of a purpose-built addition to the Karratha Courthouse. New courthouse includes components from the former temporary Kununurra […]

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Andrews Govt Doubles Bandwidth Provision For Regional And Rural Students

Andrews Govt Doubles Bandwidth Provision For Regional And Rural Students

16 May 2017

Acting Victoria Premier James Merlino Boosting Digital Education For Rural And Regional Students Victor P Taffa 347 small rural and regionally based Victorian government schools will receive a better digital education, thanks to the Andrews Government. Victorian Budget 2017/18 included a $16.4 Million state-wide investment to improve bandwidth and digital connectivity for students in rural […]

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Posted in Education

St. Kilda’s Palais Theatre Reopens On Thursday 18 May 2017

St. Kilda’s Palais Theatre Reopens On Thursday 18 May 2017

16 May 2017

Victoria Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley Palais Theatre Saved Victor P Taffa St. Kilda’s Palais Theatre is set to reopen to the public on Thursday for the St. Kilda Film Festival Opening Night, brighter and more vibrant than ever. “We said we would save the Palais to ensure it remains an important part of […]

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Posted in Literary & Arts

Surf Life Saving New South Wales Receives Funding Boost For Equipment

Surf Life Saving New South Wales Receives Funding Boost For Equipment

16 May 2017

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant $9 Million Injection For Surf Life Saving NSW To Help Save Lives Victor P Taffa Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) will receive more than $9 Million from the New South Wales (NSW) Government to boost its rescue capabilities. Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said the […]

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New Residential Building Adds More Commuters For Green Square Railway Station

New Residential Building Adds More Commuters For Green Square Railway Station

16 May 2017

New South Wales Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts First Residents Move Into Green Square Town Centre Victor P Taffa New South Wales (NSW) Government is delivering on its commitment to boost housing supply across Sydney, with Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, today officially opening the first completed private residential building at […]

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Applications For Live Music Venues Open Until 7 June 2017

Applications For Live Music Venues Open Until 7 June 2017

15 May 2017

Victoria Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley Sounding Out New Grant Opportunities For Live Music Venues Victor P Taffa Live music venues have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $25,000 to support sound proofing and sound reduction projects. Applications are now open for the second round of the Andrews Government’s Good […]

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Site Secured For Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre In Ballan

Site Secured For Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre In Ballan

15 May 2017

Acting Victoria Premier James Merlino New CFA Training Site Secured Victor P Taffa Future of a new CFA (Country Fire Authority) training centre is guaranteed, thanks to the Andrews Government. “We’ve been working hard to secure this 35 ha site and now we can get on with the job of building a safe, world-class training […]

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Hodgman Govt Outlines 6 Point Action Plan For King Island

Hodgman Govt Outlines 6 Point Action Plan For King Island

15 May 2017

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding Bass Island Line 6 Point Action Plan For King Island Victor P Taffa Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding on Tuesday asked TasPorts to complete an assessment of current demand and supply capability for fertiliser supplies to the Island within 48 hours. “That assessment is now complete and subject to further refinement […]

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Wineglass Bay Track To Be Upgraded

Wineglass Bay Track To Be Upgraded

15 May 2017

Tasmania Minister for Environment Parks and Heritage Matthew Groom Upgrade For Wineglass Bay Track Victor P Taffa Minister for Environment Parks and Heritage Matthew Groom said that the Hodgman Government is the strongest supporter of tourism and the jobs that it creates in regional Tasmania and is why we track improvements are being made on […]

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Posted in Environment

Works On Eton Range Continues Despite Problems Caused By Cyclone Debbie

Works On Eton Range Continues Despite Problems Caused By Cyclone Debbie

14 May 2017

Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey Cyclone Debbie Repair Works Progressing On Eton Range Victor P Taffa Works on the Eton Range to repair the damage caused by Cyclone Debbie are continuing, with works expected to be completed by the end of August, weather permitting. Minister for Main Roads and Road […]

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Mother’s Day 2017 Time To Book A Breast Screen

Mother’s Day 2017 Time To Book A Breast Screen

14 May 2017

Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick Mother’s Day Timely Reminder To Book A Breast Screen Victor P Taffa This Mother’s Day, a new Queensland Health campaign is calling on family members and friends to encourage the women in their lives to book a breast screen. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron […]

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Posted in Health

Retail Turnover Down 0.1 % March 2017

Retail Turnover Down 0.1 % March 2017

14 May 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Retail Turnover Falls 0.1 % In March Victor P Taffa Australian retail turnover fell 0.1 % in March 2017, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. This follows a fall of 0.2 % in February 2017. In seasonally adjusted terms, there were falls in […]

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Posted in Business

Happy Mother’s Day 2017

Happy Mother’s Day 2017

14 May 2017

Thank You To All Mums Victor P Taffa Editor Victor P Taffa would like to wish his Mother Margaret, Sister Julianne and Sister-in-Law Giselle a very Happy Mother’s Day. Editor Victor P Taffa received the greatest gift of all from his mother and to that regardless of whatever station in life he has will always […]

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