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Lamb House Saved From The Wrecking Ball By Minister Sydney’s Meccano Set Freshened Up For The Next 57 Years Sunshine Coast’s Big Pineapple To Be Restored As Must-Visit Tourist Attraction 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 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
 
Lamb House Saved From The Wrecking Ball By Minister

Lamb House Saved From The Wrecking Ball By Minister

Queensland Minister for Planning Cameron Dick State Government Steps In To Help Save Historic Lamb House Victor P Taffa Extra protection has been granted to preserve the existing characteristics of historic Lamb House and its grounds, a property that’s considered one of Queensland’s most important heritage homes. Lamb House has been saved from the wrecking […]

Sydney’s Meccano Set Freshened Up For The Next 57 Years

Sydney’s Meccano Set Freshened Up For The Next 57 Years

New South Wales Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance Renowned ‘Meccano Set’ Restoration Complete Victor P Taffa Sydney’s renowned ‘Meccano Set’ has been restored with the final beam of the historic gantry secured at Lansdowne this morning. Minister for Roads Andrew Constance said the work cemented the much-loved structure’s unique place in the city’s […]

Sunshine Coast’s Big Pineapple To Be Restored As Must-Visit Tourist Attraction

Sunshine Coast’s Big Pineapple To Be Restored As Must-Visit Tourist Attraction

Queensland Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones Big Pineapple Project To Create Dozens Of Jobs On The Sunny Coast Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government will deliver a multi-million-dollar upgrade of the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic tourism attraction, the Big Pineapple. Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones today announced the $6.8 Million project as […]

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 […]

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 8 Visits For 25 June 2019 With Day Incomplete 1,339 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 2,593 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days Period 26 May 2019-25 June 2019 Visits for 25 June 2019 are 8 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 23 Visits For 25 June 2019 With Day Incomplete 2,132 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 3,405 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During Federal, State And Territory Elections Period 26 May […]

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$21.1 Million Committed For Ashmore TAFE Over Next 2 Years

$21.1 Million Committed For Ashmore TAFE Over Next 2 Years

24 June 2019

Queensland Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman State Budget Delivers For Ashmore TAFE Victor P Taffa This year’s State Budget has delivered even more for the Gold Coast with $21.1 Million committed to the Ashmore TAFE campus over the next 2 years. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman visited the campus […]

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Eskdale Park Sporting Facilities To Be Upgraded

Eskdale Park Sporting Facilities To Be Upgraded

24 June 2019

Queensland Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni Election Commitment Lights Up Eskdale Park Victor P Taffa A historic park in Maryborough is getting a fresh upgrade with new lights, irrigation and fencing with another Palaszczuk Government election commitment delivered. Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders said that thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s investment of $500,000, work […]

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Recycled Plastic Railway Sleepers To Be Installed For An 18 Month Trial

Recycled Plastic Railway Sleepers To Be Installed For An 18 Month Trial

24 June 2019

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio Full Steam Ahead For Recycled Plastic Railway Sleepers Victor P Taffa Trains travelling through Richmond will now be running on railway sleepers made from recycled plastic. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio and Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne […]

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Swan Hill Railway Line To Be Upgraded

Swan Hill Railway Line To Be Upgraded

24 June 2019

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne Boosting Safety And Reliability On Swan Hill Railway Line Victor P Taffa Swan Hill railway line is undergoing a four-and-a-half-day blitz of track, signal and structure improvement works thanks to the Andrews Government, helping the line maintain its strong levels of reliability. “Our program of continual maintenance and […]

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Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department Expansion Advances As Tenders Open

Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department Expansion Advances As Tenders Open

24 June 2019

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson Tenders Open For Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department Expansion Victor P Taffa Tenders are being called for a consultant to oversee the expansion and refurbishment of the Royal Hobart Hospital’s (RHH) Emergency Department, Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said. Hodgman Government is committed to continuing to improve Tasmanian’s health […]

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Retired Detective Inspector David Plumpton Appointed To Parole Board

Retired Detective Inspector David Plumpton Appointed To Parole Board

24 June 2019

Tasmania Attorney-General Elise Archer Former Police Officer Joins Parole Board Victor P Taffa A former Police officer has been appointed to the Parole Board as part of the Hodgman Government’s commitment to ensuring a member with Policing experience is represented, Attorney-General Elise Archer said. Retired Detective Inspector David Plumpton will take his place on the […]

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Fishermen Sprung By Queensland Boating And Fisheries Patrol Officers

Fishermen Sprung By Queensland Boating And Fisheries Patrol Officers

23 June 2019

Queensland Minister for Fisheries Mark Furner Crafty Crabbing Crew Caught In The Spotlight Victor P Taffa A father and son have been fined $3,500 each after being caught with two dozen illegally-caught crabs at Cabbage Tree Point. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the pair were found with 18 undersized male […]

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Queensland Looks To Expand Its Chocolate Industry

Queensland Looks To Expand Its Chocolate Industry

23 June 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner Growing Queensland’s Chocolate Industry Victor P Taffa There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into a Queensland-grown mango or pineapple, but soon you could be savouring more of the velvety goodness of home-grown chocolate.   Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said a Queensland horticulturalist […]

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Western Australia’s Elite National Hockey Program Supported By McGowan Govt

Western Australia’s Elite National Hockey Program Supported By McGowan Govt

23 June 2019

Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray McGowan Govt Supporting Western Australia’s Elite National Hockey Program Victor P Taffa Perth-based national hockey program given funding boost on the road to Tokyo 2020 State Government has contributed $50,000 of travel and marketing funding to Hockey Australia’s Bentley-based high-performance program to provide support on the […]

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Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2019 Introduced Into State Parliament

Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2019 Introduced Into State Parliament

23 June 2019

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley New Bill To Strengthen Child Sexual Abuse Laws In Western Australia Victor P Taffa Criminal Law Amendment (Uncertain Dates) Bill 2019 introduced into State Parliament Bill seeks to improve the administration of justice for victims of child sexual abuse and ensure perpetrators are held to account A new Bill […]

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Clean Coal Industry In South Australia Can Exist

Clean Coal Industry In South Australia Can Exist

23 June 2019

South Australia Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan Energising South Australia’s Economic Growth Victor P Taffa 2019-20 State Budget reinforces the Marshall Government’s commitment to providing reliable, affordable energy for South Australian households and businesses as part of its agenda for investment, jobs creation and economic growth. “Government’s $100 Million Home Battery […]

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EOI On Business Mission And Activity Calendar For South Australia Released

EOI On Business Mission And Activity Calendar For South Australia Released

23 June 2019

South Australia Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment David Ridgway EOI Open For New South Australian Business Mission And Activity Calendar Victor P Taffa Expressions of interest are now open to South Australian companies looking to build their exports overseas with the release of a new business mission and activity calendar to showcase South Australia […]

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Latest Round Of Grants Continue Strong Support For Victoria’s Music Scene

Latest Round Of Grants Continue Strong Support For Victoria’s Music Scene

22 June 2019

Victoria Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley Latest Grants Strengthen Victoria’s Music Scene Victor P Taffa From venues undertaking soundproofing works to bands taking the stage at major international festivals the latest round of the Andrews Government Music Works grants continues the strong support of Victoria’s music scene. “Our Music Works initiative has supported significant […]

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Firefighting Bill Passes Parliament

Firefighting Bill Passes Parliament

22 June 2019

Victoria Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville Delivering A Modern Fire Service For All Victorians Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has enshrined in law the modern emergency services our state needs, with the Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill passing Parliament. Victoria has the best firefighters in the […]

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Tender Awarded For Mandorah Jetty Design

Tender Awarded For Mandorah Jetty Design

22 June 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler Mandorah Jetty Design Tender Awarded Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government is creating local jobs with the award of the detailed design tender for the new marine facilities at Mandorah. “Territory Government’s top priority is jobs and this project will support approximately 275 jobs for […]

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First Stage Of Upgrade To Purkiss Reserve Gets Underway Soon

First Stage Of Upgrade To Purkiss Reserve Gets Underway Soon

22 June 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss Purkiss Reserve Upgrades Victor P Taffa First stage of works to upgrade Purkiss Reserve will get underway soon, with the contract to deliver new perimeter fencing awarded to local company Harvey Developments (NT) Pty Ltd. “Tennant Creek deserves the best possible sporting facilities for young […]

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New South Wales Ageing And Disability Commissioner Starts On 1 July 2019

New South Wales Ageing And Disability Commissioner Starts On 1 July 2019

22 June 2019

New South Wales Minister for Disability Services Gareth Ward Watershed Bill Passes Parliament Victor P Taffa New South Wales Ageing and Disability Commissioner will become a reality next month after a landmark Bill was passed by Parliament this evening. Minister for Families Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said it marks an important milestone in […]

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Tamworth Gains $5.3 Million In Water Security Improvements

Tamworth Gains $5.3 Million In Water Security Improvements

22 June 2019

New South Wales Minister for Water Property and Housing Melinda Pavey $5.3 Million Water Security For Tamworth Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government is investing up to $5.3 Million in water security projects for Tamworth as the drought continues to worsen across the state. Minister for Water Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said current […]

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Anthony Donald Appointed Chief Executive Officer Of TasPorts

Anthony Donald Appointed Chief Executive Officer Of TasPorts

21 June 2019

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff TasPorts Appoints New CEO Victor P Taffa Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff has announced that Anthony Donald has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Ports Corporation (TasPorts). Mr. Donald has significant maritime, transport and logistics experience, having previously worked for the Port of […]

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Launceston Gains From Expanded University Campus

Launceston Gains From Expanded University Campus

21 June 2019

Tasmania Minister for State Growth Peter Gutwein Historic Infrastructure Investment Into Launceston Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is a strong supporter of the relocation of the UTAS campus, and has invested $60 Million into the project. University of Tasmania’s expanded $344 Million Northern Transformation program, focussing on the redevelopment of the Inveresk precinct, is the […]

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