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Getting Ready For Australian Tennis Open 20 January-2 February 2020 Overland Train Stays On Track In Year 2020 Round One Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens Grants Program Now Open Bruny Island Lighthouse Development Under Consideration Fed Cup Tennis Competition 1963-2019 Marine Farming Development To Be Consolidated Into Single Plan 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
 
Getting Ready For Australian Tennis Open 20 January-2 February 2020

Getting Ready For Australian Tennis Open 20 January-2 February 2020

Victoria Acting Minister for Tourism Sport and Major Events Marlene Kairouz Australian Tennis Open 2020 The Grand Slam For Everyone Victor P Taffa Melbourne Park is primed to deliver the most open Australian Tennis Open in history, putting Victoria in the global spotlight and delivering accessible and inclusive Grand Slam action to hundreds of thousands […]

Overland Train Stays On Track In Year 2020

Overland Train Stays On Track In Year 2020

JBRE Publicity & Events Manager Caitlin Jones Overland Train Lives On Victor P Taffa Great Southern Rail has sent Editor Victor P Taffa the following message regarding his email to run the Overland Train as a V/Line Velocity Train. Since 19 January 1887 the Overland Train has operated between Melbourne and Adelaide. Great Southern Rail […]

Round One Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens Grants Program Now Open

Round One Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens Grants Program Now Open

Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio Looking After Victoria’s Treasured Botanic Gardens Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is preserving and improving Victoria’s precious botanic gardens with more than $1.4 Million for gardens across the state. Round One of the Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens Grants Program will provide grants to 17 gardens […]

Bruny Island Lighthouse Development Under Consideration

Bruny Island Lighthouse Development Under Consideration

Tasmania Minister for Environment Parks and Heritage Peter Gutwein New Development For Bruny Island Lighthouse Victor P Taffa Latest exciting development through the Hodgman Government’s rigorous and transparent EOI process will progress to lease and license negotiations.   Bruny Island Safaris’ proposal for Cape Bruny Lighthouse Station will protect and repurpose three existing heritage buildings, […]

Fed Cup Tennis Competition 1963-2019

Fed Cup Tennis Competition 1963-2019

Fed Cup Tennis Team Competition Victor P Taffa Fed Cup is the premier international team event in women’s tennis and is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Fed Cup was launched in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Until 1995 the competition was known as the Federation Cup. […]

Marine Farming Development To Be Consolidated Into Single Plan

Marine Farming Development To Be Consolidated Into Single Plan

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett Sustainable Growth For Salmon Industry Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government strongly supports responsible and sustainable growth in the Salmon Industry, which provides thousands of direct and indirect jobs, many of which are in regional areas. Through our Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for the Salmon Industry, we […]

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

02 January 2020

ISPUT Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Victor P Taffa 24 Visits For 20 January 2020 With Day Incomplete 1,270 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,534 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days Period 21 December 2019-20 January 2020 Visits for 20 January 2020 are 24 With Day Incomplete. Visits for […]

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The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

02 January 2020

The Southern Thunderer (TST) Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Victor P Taffa 47 Visits For 20 January 2020 With Day Incomplete 1,428 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 2,108 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days Period 21 December 2019-20 January 2020 Visits for 20 January 2020 are 47 With Day […]

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Premiers Of Tasmania Terms In Duration To Year 2020

Premiers Of Tasmania Terms In Duration To Year 2020

20 January 2020

Tasmania Premiers Multiple Terms Since 1856 Victor P Taffa Tasmania was established as Van Diemen’s Land in 1825 and achieved Responsible Government as Tasmania in 1856. Van Diemen’s Land is named after Anthony van Diemen who first sighted the island of Tasmania. Van Diemen was Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. Initially Tasmania was a […]

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Premiers Of Tasmania Terms As At Year 2020

Premiers Of Tasmania Terms As At Year 2020

20 January 2020

Tasmania Premiers Since 1856 Victor P Taffa Tasmania was established as Van Diemen’s Land in 1825 and achieved Responsible Government as Tasmania in 1856. Van Diemen’s Land is named after Anthony van Diemen who first sighted the island of Tasmania. Van Diemen was Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. Initially Tasmania was a part of […]

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5,500 QCS Staff Keeps Queensland Safe

5,500 QCS Staff Keeps Queensland Safe

20 January 2020

Queensland Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan QCS Officers Recognised For Service Victor P Taffa Story and Victoria bridges were lit up in blue and silver on Friday to celebrate National Corrections Day. Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan said 5,500 Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) staff work diligently every day to keep the Queensland community […]

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28 Million Visitors Spent $25 Billion In Queensland Year Ended September 2019

28 Million Visitors Spent $25 Billion In Queensland Year Ended September 2019

20 January 2020

Queensland Acting Minister for Tourism Industry Development Grace Grace Queensland Takes A Bigger Slice Of The American Pie Victor P Taffa Queensland’s tourism industry experienced record growth in the year ending September 2019, with the latest figures from Tourism Research Australia showing more than 28 Million visitors spent $25 Billion in the Sunshine State. Acting […]

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Mid-West Shearing Graduates Announced

Mid-West Shearing Graduates Announced

20 January 2020

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan First Aboriginal Trainees Graduate From Mid-West Shearing Camp Victor P Taffa Aboriginal trainees graduate from shearing camp run by State Government and Mhunga Whalla Success of camp to pave the way for new Aboriginal-focused training hubs in Mid-West and other parts of the State First trainees […]

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Port Beach Rock Wall To Address Natural Erosion

Port Beach Rock Wall To Address Natural Erosion

20 January 2020

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti McGowan Government Contributes $200,000 For Port Beach Rock Wall Victor P Taffa McGowan Government and City of Fremantle partner to address Port Beach erosion Temporary rock wall to protect beach and infrastructure while a longer-term solution is developed Rock wall to be built ahead of winter to provide […]

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Tasmanian Economic Growth Forecast To Be 3.2 % In 2019-20

Tasmanian Economic Growth Forecast To Be 3.2 % In 2019-20

20 January 2020

Tasmania Premier-Elect Peter Gutwein Tasmania’s Economic Growth Continues Victor P Taffa Latest Deloitte Access Economics Outlook released today has confirmed that Tasmanian economic conditions remain robust, with economic growth forecast to be 3.2 % in 2019-20, and with continued above-trend growth of 2.4 % in 2020-21, Premier-Elect Peter Gutwein said. Deloitte recognises what Tasmanians already […]

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Peter Gutwein Elected Successor To Will Hodgman

Peter Gutwein Elected Successor To Will Hodgman

20 January 2020

Tasmania Premier-Elect Peter Gutwein Statement From The Government Whip Victor P Taffa Government Whip John Tucker has confirmed that the Tasmanian Parliamentary Liberal Party has unanimously endorsed Peter Gutwein MP as the new leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party, and Jeremy Rockliff as Deputy Leader. This follows the resignation of Tasmania’s 45th Premier and leader […]

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Wine Industry Targets Growth Of 1.5 Million Cases In 2020

Wine Industry Targets Growth Of 1.5 Million Cases In 2020

19 January 2020

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett Tasmanian Wine Shines Again Victor P Taffa Tasmanian Government has been the strongest backer of the state’s flourishing world class wine industry, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett said. Tasmania’s best wines have been celebrated at the gala 2020 Tasmanian Wine Show in Launceston […]

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Making Marks Travelling Art Exhibition On Until 23 February 2020

Making Marks Travelling Art Exhibition On Until 23 February 2020

19 January 2020

Tasmania Acting Minister for Education and Training Roger Jaensch Making Marks Travelling Art Exhibition Victor P Taffa Making Marks Travelling Art Exhibition will open in Burnie tomorrow, celebrating the art work and creativity of Tasmania’s young people. Exhibition showcases 30 artworks from all regions of Tasmania created by artists from birth to 4 years of […]

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Tourism Towards 2030 Conference Returns In March 2020

Tourism Towards 2030 Conference Returns In March 2020

19 January 2020

Northern Territory Acting Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Eva Lawler Tourism Towards 2030 Conference Returns in 2020 Victor P Taffa Tourism Towards 2030 Conference will return to Darwin and Alice Springs in March, bringing local tourism operators together with the common goal of growing the Territory’s tourism industry. As part of the Gunner Government’s […]

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Northern Territory Visitor Numbers 6.7 % Up Year Ended September 2019

Northern Territory Visitor Numbers 6.7 % Up Year Ended September 2019

19 January 2020

Northern Territory Acting Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Eva Lawler Visitors Bring $2.6 Billion Into The Northern Territory Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government’s Turbocharging Tourism investment continues to deliver economic benefit with visitor numbers to the Northern Territory up by 6.7 % in the year ending September 2019. “Tourism is a highly competitive […]

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Braidwood Moves To Stage 4 Water Restrictions

Braidwood Moves To Stage 4 Water Restrictions

19 January 2020

Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Andrew Barr Canberra To Provide Water Relief For Braidwood Victor P Taffa Southern New South Wales town of Braidwood moved into Stage 4 water restrictions on Friday, 10 January 2020. Australian Capital Territory Government and Icon Water have supported a request from Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) to provide temporary water […]

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2003 Canberra Bushfires Are Not Forgotten

2003 Canberra Bushfires Are Not Forgotten

19 January 2020

Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Andrew Barr Remembering The 2003 Canberra Bushfires Victor P Taffa Today our thoughts are with the victims of the 2003 Canberra bushfires, Chief Minister Andrew Barr said. Every member of the Australian Capital Territory community who lived here 17 years ago was affected in some way by the bushfire crisis. […]

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Bushfire Recovery For Schools To Cost Approximately $20 Million

Bushfire Recovery For Schools To Cost Approximately $20 Million

18 January 2020

New South Wales Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell Significant School Bushfire Recovery On Track For Day One Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government is undertaking unprecedented recovery work to ensure the 178 schools in bushfire affected communities are repaired and cleaned for staff and students for Day 1, Term 1. Minister for Education Sarah […]

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Sydney Metropolitan Area Only Needs 1 Heavy Rail Network

Sydney Metropolitan Area Only Needs 1 Heavy Rail Network

18 January 2020

Sydney Has 2 Competing Rail Bureaucracies Victor P Taffa On 18 January 1977, the 6.09 am train from Mount Victoria never made it to Sydney Central Railway Station. At 8.12 am the train jumped the tracks and careered into the stanchions of the Bold Street road overpass. 84 people were killed and more than 210 […]

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Work Gets Underway At New Fishermans Bend Secondary School

Work Gets Underway At New Fishermans Bend Secondary School

18 January 2020

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino Building Underway At Fishermans Bend Secondary School Victor P Taffa Families living in one of Melbourne’s newest urban renewal communities are a step closer to having an exciting new vertical school. Work got underway on the new Fishermans Bend Secondary School today. Minister for Education James Merlino turned the […]

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Land Secured For New School At Kalkallo

Land Secured For New School At Kalkallo

18 January 2020

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino Land Brings Primary School For Kalkallo A Step Closer Victor P Taffa Families in Melbourne’s growing northern suburbs are a step closer to having an exciting new local school, after land was secured to build Kalkallo Common Primary School (interim name). Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that […]

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$1.6 Million Family Group Conferencing Pilot Program To Commence

$1.6 Million Family Group Conferencing Pilot Program To Commence

18 January 2020

South Australia Minister for Child Protection Rachel Sanderson Families Receive Earlier Support To Keep Children Safe Victor P Taffa At-risk families in need of support to better care for their children will receive specialised help thanks to a new program, which aims to keep families together. $1.6 Million Family Group Conferencing pilot program is expected […]

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Independent Waste Expert Recommends New Off-Site Location

Independent Waste Expert Recommends New Off-Site Location

18 January 2020

South Australia Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs Wingfield And Lonsdale Waste To Be Re-Located Victor P Taffa Co-mingled recyclables stored at Wingfield and Lonsdale have become too degraded to be recycled with currently available technology, according to an independent waste expert, and will now be stored off site. Material will be taken to […]

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