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98.6 % Of New South Wales Drought Declared Week Ending 5 May 2019 Canberra Prepares For Floriade On From 14 September-13 October 2019 Record Public Transport Boardings Include 16,549 For New Light Rail National Sports Museum At MCG To Undergo Major Redevelopment Flemington Racecourse Training Track To Undergo $1.56 Million Upgrade Labor’s Railway Promise Celebrates 70 Years Of Not Being Delivered Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains
 
98.6 % Of New South Wales Drought Declared Week Ending 5 May 2019

98.6 % Of New South Wales Drought Declared Week Ending 5 May 2019

New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall New South Wales Minister for Western New South Wales Adam Marshall Drought Continues To Bite Despite Welcomed Widespread Rain Victor P Taffa Despite some significant rainfall in parts of the State last week, New South Wales continues to experience prolonged and widespread drought conditions. 98.6 % of […]

Canberra Prepares For Floriade On From 14 September-13 October 2019

Canberra Prepares For Floriade On From 14 September-13 October 2019

Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Andrew Barr Preparations Have Begun For Floriade 2019 Victor P Taffa Canberra’s premier tourist event Floriade is set to return in 2019 attracting thousands of tourists to the nation’s capital. World in Bloom is the theme of this year’s event which runs from Saturday 14 September-Sunday 13 October. Visitors will […]

Record Public Transport Boardings Include 16,549 For New Light Rail

Record Public Transport Boardings Include 16,549 For New Light Rail

Australian Capital Territory Minister for Transport Meegan Fitzharris Public Transport Patronage Breaks Records In Canberra Victor P Taffa Transport Canberra recorded more boardings across its public transport network than ever before on Tuesday 30 April as Canberrans threw their support behind the new network. Across bus and light rail there were 90,854 boardings, according to […]

National Sports Museum At MCG To Undergo Major Redevelopment

National Sports Museum At MCG To Undergo Major Redevelopment

Victoria Minister for Tourism Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula Building A Better Home For Our Sporting History Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is investing in Victoria’s proud sporting history with work set to get underway on a major redevelopment of the National Sports Museum at the MCG. “MCG is a Victorian icon, and there’s […]

Flemington Racecourse Training Track To Undergo $1.56 Million Upgrade

Flemington Racecourse Training Track To Undergo $1.56 Million Upgrade

Victoria Minister for Racing Martin Pakula $1.56 Million Upgrade For Flemington Training Track Victor P Taffa Australia’s premier racing destination will soon be able to operate rain, hail or shine, with works set to begin on a new, world-class synthetic training track at Flemington Racecourse.   Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that the […]

Labor’s Railway Promise Celebrates 70 Years Of Not Being Delivered

Labor’s Railway Promise Celebrates 70 Years Of Not Being Delivered

Labor’s Answer Is A Few New Wooden Seats At North Strathfield Railway Station Victor P Taffa In 1949 Labor promised 4 Tracks and 4 Platforms on the Hornsby-Strathfield Northern Line. 70 Years later and commuters are still waiting. After 70 Years please do not give people the excuse that there is no money to build […]

Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

High Speed Rail Operates On Heavy Rail Tracks Victor P Taffa Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail (HSR Aka Japan’s Bullet Train) is essentially a Heavy Rail Train that operates at 500 km/h. Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail includes a Roll-on Roll-off Rail Ferry across Bass Strait. HSR travels on Heavy Rail Tracks that […]

Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

Railway Facts And Figures Victor P Taffa Railway Planners and Politicians who do not know or ignore the Past cannot Plan for the Present let alone the Future. Given what has gone on with closure of Branch Railways throughout New South Wales it would seem rather mad capped for the North West Railway Line under […]

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. […]

Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains

Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains

Victor P Taffa Sydney Harbour Bridge opened on 19 March 1932 catering for 6 undivided road lanes and 4 Railway Lines. 2 Western side Railway Lines continue to take trains to and from the North Shore. 2 Eastern side Railway Lines were intended initially for a Railway to the Northern Beaches that was abandoned in […]

ISPUT Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

ISPUT Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

14 March 2019

ISPUT (Improve Sydney Public Transport) Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Victor P Taffa 10 Visits For 26 May 2019 With Day Incomplete 1,035 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,610 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days Period 27 April 2019-26 May 2019 Visits for 26 May 2019 are 10 With […]

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The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

14 March 2019

The Southern Thunderer (TST) Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Victor P Taffa 18 Visits For 26 May 2019 With Day Incomplete 8,427 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 10,650 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During Federal, State And Territory Elections Period 27 April […]

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Elder Abuse Prevention Services To Receive 5-Year Funding

Elder Abuse Prevention Services To Receive 5-Year Funding

26 May 2019

Western Australia Minister for Seniors and Ageing Mick Murray Funding Certainty For Frontline In Battle Against Elder Abuse Victor P Taffa Elder abuse prevention services receive 5-year funding guarantee to ensure critical on-the-ground support is maintained Advocare’s Western Australia Elder Abuse Helpline provides confidential advice to vulnerable seniors Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre provides free […]

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State’s Barrier Fence Will Run 1,850 Km From Kalbarri To Esperance

State’s Barrier Fence Will Run 1,850 Km From Kalbarri To Esperance

26 May 2019

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan Extension Of Historic State Barrier Fence Begins Victor P Taffa 660 Km extension of the State Barrier Fence to Esperance begins $6.9 Million McGowan Government investment to protect farming properties from wild dog impacts Long- awaited extension of the historic State Barrier Fence has begun and […]

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Industrial Lands Authority Focuses On Meridian Park

Industrial Lands Authority Focuses On Meridian Park

25 May 2019

Western Australia Minister for Lands Ben Wyatt Sweet Smell Of Success As Baker Moves To Meridian Park Victor P Taffa McGowan Government invests in modern industrial estates to drive economic growth and jobs Local business chooses fully serviced lots at Meridian Park for expansion plans Neerabup Industrial Area to provide up to 20,000 direct and […]

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Brad Geatches Appointed As Chair To Lead Pilbara Ports Authority By Minister

Brad Geatches Appointed As Chair To Lead Pilbara Ports Authority By Minister

25 May 2019

Western Australia Minister for Ports Alannah MacTiernan New Chairperson To Lead Pilbara Ports Authority Victor P Taffa Brad Geatches to bring extensive commercial experience as newly appointed chairperson of the Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan has today announced the appointment of Brad Geatches to chair the Pilbara Ports Authority. Mr. Geatches brings […]

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Success For Tasmania Police Operation Raptor Taskforce

Success For Tasmania Police Operation Raptor Taskforce

25 May 2019

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Michael Ferguson More Success For Tasmania Police In Keeping Our Communities Safe Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government makes no apology for being tough on crime and criminals who are harming our peace-loving community, Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Michael Ferguson said. “We are proud of […]

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CCAA-Tas 2019 Innovation Awards Winners Congratulated By Minister

CCAA-Tas 2019 Innovation Awards Winners Congratulated By Minister

25 May 2019

Tasmania Minister for Resources Sarah Courtney CCAA-Tas 2019 Innovation Awards Winners Victor P Taffa Cement, Concrete and Aggregates Association (CCAA) Tasmanian branch Innovation Awards celebrate the best ideas and initiatives from across the construction materials industry in Tasmania. Awards recognise industry excellence in environmental management, health and safety and community engagement and workplace diversity and […]

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Queensland Small Business Week On From 27-31 May 2019

Queensland Small Business Week On From 27-31 May 2019

25 May 2019

Queensland Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman Making It Easier To Do Business In Queensland Victor P Taffa Doing business in Queensland is about to get better, with the Palaszczuk Government committing to faster payment terms and measures to support smaller businesses gain better access to government procurement. Minister for Employment and Small […]

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Tourism Industry To Gain As Wilson Island Clean-Up Works Now Completed

Tourism Industry To Gain As Wilson Island Clean-Up Works Now Completed

25 May 2019

Queensland Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones Wilson Island Rejuvenation Works Well Underway Victor P Taffa Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones has today announced clean-up works on the critically acclaimed Wilson Island are now complete under the government’s $25 Million Great Barrier Reef Island Resorts Rejuvenation Program. “We’re investing in our Great […]

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More Than 300 Students Begin Training At Sunraysia Institute Of TAFE

More Than 300 Students Begin Training At Sunraysia Institute Of TAFE

24 May 2019

Victoria Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney Free TAFE Starts At Sunraysia TAFE Mildura Victor P Taffa Students and job-seekers in northwestern Victoria are starting courses through the Andrews Government’s Free TAFE program, with more than 300 students having begun their training at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE. Number of students undertaking […]

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Kyneton Secondary College Upgrade Officially Open By Minister

Kyneton Secondary College Upgrade Officially Open By Minister

24 May 2019

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino Kyneton Secondary Unveils Trades Hub And New Facilities Victor P Taffa Students in Kyneton now have access to the first-rate facilities and classrooms they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Kyneton Secondary College to officially open its completed $10.9 Million upgrade project. […]

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First Round Greener Neighbourhoods Grant Program Open Until 2 August 2019

First Round Greener Neighbourhoods Grant Program Open Until 2 August 2019

24 May 2019

South Australia Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs Grants Program To Boost Suburban Greenery Victor P Taffa Suburban Adelaide councils will be eligible for State Government support to implement practical measures to reduce the effects of climate change thanks to a new grants program. Marshall Government’s $2 Million Greener Neighbourhoods Grant Program will be […]

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Posted in Environment

Black Spot Mobile Phone Coverage EOI Process Open Until 7 June 2019

Black Spot Mobile Phone Coverage EOI Process Open Until 7 June 2019

24 May 2019

South Australia Minister for Regional Development Tim Whetstone New Round Of Black Spot Funding Opens Victor P Taffa Rural mobile phone coverage is set for a boost with the Marshall Government working with regional communities to deliver the latest round of Mobile Black Spot Program funding. Round 5 of the Commonwealth Mobile Black Spot Program […]

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Posted in Regional

Adani Carmichael Mine To Finally Go Ahead Within Days

Adani Carmichael Mine To Finally Go Ahead Within Days

24 May 2019

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Coordinator-General Releases Timeline For Carmichael Mine Approvals Process Victor P Taffa Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today welcomed the Coordinator-General’s release of timelines to finalise unresolved approval processes for the Adani Carmichael mine. “We now have clear timelines to finalise two key decisions for this project.” Premier Palaszczuk said. “Coordinator-General has […]

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Canberra Light Rail Fare-Free Period Ends On 26 May 2019

Canberra Light Rail Fare-Free Period Ends On 26 May 2019

24 May 2019

Australian Capital Territory Minister for Transport Meegan Fitzharris Final Days Of Free Travel On Canberra’s Public Transport Network Victor P Taffa Canberra Light Rail fare-free period ends on Sunday 26 May, with paid services starting the next day on Monday 27 May.   “So far, more than 1,629,720 passenger journeys have been made by Canberrans […]

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1,000 Clubs And Sporting Associations Get Into Shoosh For Kids In Winter 2019

1,000 Clubs And Sporting Associations Get Into Shoosh For Kids In Winter 2019

23 May 2019

New South Wales Minister for Sport John Sidoti Shoosh For Kids This Winter Victor P Taffa Sporting organisations are kicking goals for kids across the state as they remind spectators, players and the community to ‘Shoosh for Kids’ this winter. 20 sporting codes and more than 1,000 clubs and sporting associations have signed up to […]

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Non-Residential Construction Work Done Up 9.0 % In March Quarter 2019

Non-Residential Construction Work Done Up 9.0 % In March Quarter 2019

23 May 2019

New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet Construction Boom Adding Thousands Of Jobs Victor P Taffa Treasurer Dominic Perrottet today said new data from the ABS showed construction across New South Wales continued to boom, helping to drive economic growth and create jobs. Value of non-residential construction work done has risen by 24.4 % through the […]

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450-Km Tanami Gas Pipeline Opened By Minister

450-Km Tanami Gas Pipeline Opened By Minister

23 May 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Paul Kirby Tanami Gas Pipeline Opens Victor P Taffa Tanami Gas Pipeline has officially been opened by Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Paul Kirby, as part of Newmont Mining’s $346 Million Tanami power project. “Territory Government’s number one priority is creating jobs, so I am pleased […]

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New Katherine Fire Rescue And Emergency Services Station Opened By Minister

New Katherine Fire Rescue And Emergency Services Station Opened By Minister

23 May 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Services Nicole Manison New Katherine Fire Rescue And Emergency Services Complex Opens Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government is creating safer communities by ensuring our frontline emergency responders have the best resources possible. Today the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Nicole Manison attended the opening […]

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RED Grant To Assist In Funding Dairy Bottling Plant

RED Grant To Assist In Funding Dairy Bottling Plant

23 May 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner Sunshine Coast Dairy Bottles New Markets And Jobs Victor P Taffa Kenilworth Dairies will conquer new markets and create up to 24 direct and indirect jobs thanks to grant funding from the Palaszczuk Government. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said Kenilworth Dairies was […]

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6 Southside Railway Stations To Be Upgraded

6 Southside Railway Stations To Be Upgraded

23 May 2019

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey Accessibility Upgrades For 6 Southside Railway Stations Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has announced funding and unveiled its plans for major accessibility upgrades to 6 railway stations on Brisbane’s southside. Minister for Transport and Main Roads and Member for Miller Mark Bailey and Member for Toohey […]

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