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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 […]

Over 4 Years Ballarat To Be Boosted By Arts Grants

Over 4 Years Ballarat To Be Boosted By Arts Grants

20 June 2017

Victoria Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley Grants Bring The Best Of The Arts To Ballarat Victor P Taffa Art and theatre lovers in Ballarat have a million reasons to celebrate, with the Andrews Government’s latest round of grants providing support for tours and programs across the state. “Whether it’s in big cities or small […]

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Andrews Govt Introduces Health Legislation Amendment Bill Into Parliament

Andrews Govt Introduces Health Legislation Amendment Bill Into Parliament

20 June 2017

Victoria Minister for Health Jill Hennessy Strengthening Hospital Safety To Protect Patients Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is cracking down on dangerous and unregulated cosmetic surgery facilities as part of a suite of new laws to protect patients and strengthen the quality and safety across the health system. “Dodgy backyard cosmetic surgery facilities have no […]

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Hodgman Govt Boosts Health Funding For 106 More Hospital Beds

Hodgman Govt Boosts Health Funding For 106 More Hospital Beds

20 June 2017

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson An Additional 3,100 Tasmanians To Receive Elective Surgery Or Endoscopy Sooner Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government has delivered the biggest ever boost to health funding which is opening 106 more beds and employing more hospital staff, Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said. “While waiting lists are at a record […]

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Deputy Premier Officially Opens Hagley Farm Primary School

Deputy Premier Officially Opens Hagley Farm Primary School

20 June 2017

Tasmania Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff Hagley Farm School Opens New Dairy Demonstration Shed Victor P Taffa Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff said that the Hodgman Government is the strongest supporter of Tasmania’s $442 Million dairy industry which supports 430 farms and 1,400 jobs throughout regional Tasmania. “It is vital that education and primary industries work together […]

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Capacity Boosted To Handle 2017 Winter Bed Hospital Demand

Capacity Boosted To Handle 2017 Winter Bed Hospital Demand

19 June 2017

Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick $15 Million Strategy To Boost Capacity During Winter Surge Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government’s $15 Million 2017 Winter Beds Strategy will boost Queensland’s public hospital capacity to help manage an expected winter surge in presentations. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the winter […]

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Rockhampton Courthouse To Be Upgraded

Rockhampton Courthouse To Be Upgraded

19 June 2017

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Government Makes Historic Investment In Rockhampton Courthouse Victor P Taffa In Rockhampton today, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath announced a $12 Million upgrade to the Rockhampton Courthouse. Attorney-General D’Ath said the existing building was well placed to deliver justice services, but needed an overhaul due to water damage and […]

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Toowoomba Hospital To Be Redeveloped

Toowoomba Hospital To Be Redeveloped

19 June 2017

Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick Detailed Planning To Start For New Toowoomba Hospital Victor P Taffa 2017-18 State Budget will deliver $3 Million to start detailed planning for a new Toowoomba Hospital. Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick, who is visiting Toowoomba, Kingaroy and Cherbourg today, said a significant increase […]

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Kingaroy Hospital To Be Redeveloped

Kingaroy Hospital To Be Redeveloped

19 June 2017

Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick State Budget Kickstarts $62 Million Kingaroy Hospital Redevelopment Victor P Taffa Kingaroy Hospital will undergo a redevelopment worth about $62 Million, with the Palaszczuk Government committing $8 Million in the 2017-18 State Budget to begin the vital project. Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick said […]

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Large Tanker Aircraft Proved Their Worth In Fighting Bushfires

Large Tanker Aircraft Proved Their Worth In Fighting Bushfires

18 June 2017

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant Massive Air Tankers Secured For New South Wales Bushfires Victor P Taffa Massive fixed-wing tankers will continue to be part of the New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service (RFS) arsenal for fighting major bushfires, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant announced […]

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Water Slide Reopens At Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Water Slide Reopens At Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

18 June 2017

New South Wales Minister for Sports Stuart Ayres Something For Young And Old At Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Victor P Taffa Sports Minister Stuart Ayres today launched an initiative allowing pensioners and seniors free entry to Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic centre every Tuesday, as a newly refurbished $206,000 water slide re-opened for families at […]

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Melville Bay Boat Ramp Funding To Be Increased

Melville Bay Boat Ramp Funding To Be Increased

18 June 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles Funding Secured For The Territory’s Iconic Melville Bay Boat Ramp Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industries and Resources Ken Vowles has today confirmed a Northern Territory Government funding grant to cover the insurance and maintenance costs for the Melville Bay boat ramp. Minister Vowles […]

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Concept Plans For New Warren Park Rugby League Stadium Released By Minister

Concept Plans For New Warren Park Rugby League Stadium Released By Minister

18 June 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss New Warren Park Rugby League Stadium Is A Win For Sport And Jobs Victor P Taffa Gunner Territory Government will deliver on a key election commitment with concept plans for the new Warren Park rugby league stadium plans released today for community consultation. Design comes after […]

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Melbourne-Brisbane Inland Rail Project Is On The Wrong Track

Melbourne-Brisbane Inland Rail Project Is On The Wrong Track

17 June 2017

Queensland Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham Inland Rail On-Track To Bring Jobs To South East Qld Victor P Taffa Third Queensland stage of the $10.9 Billion Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Project has been declared a coordinated project by the state’s independent Coordinator-General. State Development Minister Dr. Anthony Lynham said the $1.2 Billion section […]

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Queensland To Stabilise Electricity Prices

Queensland To Stabilise Electricity Prices

17 June 2017

Queensland Minister for Energy Mark Bailey Regulator Decision Locks In Queensland’s Electricity Price Stability Victor P Taffa Queenslanders have been shielded from the significant electricity price increases across the country because of the Palaszczuk Government’s recent intervention as part of the $1.16 Billion Powering Queensland Plan. Energy Minister Mark Bailey said the Queensland Competition Authority’s […]

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Kalamunda Hospital To Be Upgraded

Kalamunda Hospital To Be Upgraded

17 June 2017

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook Kalamunda Hospital Upgrades On Track Victor P Taffa $1.9 Million infrastructure upgrades at Kalamunda hospital on track to be completed in 2017-18 financial year Kalamunda one of 12 sites considered for possible aged care facilities as part of McGowan Government election commitment Infrastructure improvements to the Kalamunda District […]

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WAITTA INCITE 2017 Award Winners Congratulated By Minister

WAITTA INCITE 2017 Award Winners Congratulated By Minister

17 June 2017

Western Australia Minister for Innovation and ICT Dave Kelly WAITTA INCITE Awards Recognising ICT Innovation Victor P Taffa Excellence in the Western Australian ICT industry recognised Winners will go on to compete in national awards Western Australian information and communications technology (ICT) innovation was celebrated last night (June 16) at the 26th annual Western Australian […]

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Minister Announces 5 Firms To Build Ballarat Line Upgrade

Minister Announces 5 Firms To Build Ballarat Line Upgrade

16 June 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Ballarat Line Upgrade Ramps Up Victor P Taffa Some of Australia’s biggest construction companies are vying to deliver the Andrews Government’s transformation of the Ballarat line. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that there were 5 experienced construction firms competing to build the $518 Million Ballarat […]

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Victoria Pleased That Water Target Was Met Under Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Victoria Pleased That Water Target Was Met Under Murray-Darling Basin Plan

16 June 2017

Victoria Minister for Water Lisa Neville Murray Basin Water Target A Big Win For Victoria Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has secured a major win for Victorian communities and the environment, with a key water target met under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (MDBP). Agreement reached at the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council meeting in Canberra today […]

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COAG Agrees On A Healthy Murray-Darling River System

COAG Agrees On A Healthy Murray-Darling River System

16 June 2017

South Australia Minister for Water and the River Murray Ian Hunter Murray-Darling Basin Ministers Make Progress Must Focus On Delivery Of 450 GL Victor P Taffa South Australia’s Minister for the River Murray has welcomed the commitment by Murray-Darling Basin ministers to progress key elements of the Basin Plan to protect the long-term health of […]

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South Australia’s Unemployment Rate Down 0.4% May 2017

South Australia’s Unemployment Rate Down 0.4% May 2017

16 June 2017

South Australia Minister for Employment Kyam Maher South Australia’s Unemployment Rate At 6.9% Victor P Taffa South Australia’s headline unemployment rate was down 0.4% to 6.9 % in May, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force data. Results show the state’s trend unemployment rate increased 0.1% to 7.1%, while over the past […]

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