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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 9 Visits For 19 May 2019 With Day Incomplete 1,001 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,507 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days Period 20 April 2019-19 May 2019 Visits for 19 May 2019 are 9 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 51 Visits For 19 May 2019 With Day Incomplete 8,523 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 10,783 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During Federal, State And Territory Elections Period 20 April […]

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New Police Training Centre Named After Former Commissioner Bob Atkinson

New Police Training Centre Named After Former Commissioner Bob Atkinson

19 May 2019

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Minister for Police Mark Ryan New Bob Atkinson Police Training Centre To Underpin Queensland Security Victor P Taffa Queensland’s frontline and tactical Police officers will have some of the best training facilities in the world to enhance safety across the State, when the new Counter Terrorism and Community Safety Centre […]

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Bob Gee Appointed Director-General For New Department Of Youth Justice

Bob Gee Appointed Director-General For New Department Of Youth Justice

19 May 2019

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Minister for Child Safety Youth and Women Di Farmer Bob Gee To Head New Youth Justice Department Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has appointed Bob Gee as Director-General of a new Department of Youth Justice. Premier Palaszczuk said no government had committed more to tackling the issue spending a […]

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Nearly 13,000 More Tasmanians In Work Since Election Of Hodgman Govt

Nearly 13,000 More Tasmanians In Work Since Election Of Hodgman Govt

19 May 2019

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein More Tasmanians In Work Victor P Taffa Australian Bureau of Statistics labour force data release for April shows there are now nearly 13,000 more Tasmanians in work than when the Hodgman Government came to office, Treasurer Peter Gutwein said. Importantly, today’s data shows that 200 more Tasmanians found work compared to […]

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Tasman District School Upgrade Completed And Welcomed By Minister

Tasman District School Upgrade Completed And Welcomed By Minister

19 May 2019

Tasmania Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff Major Upgrades To Tasman District School Complete Victor P Taffa As Minister for Education I am delighted to announce the $4 Million upgrade to the Tasman District School, Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff said. Hodgman Government is delivering the biggest ever commitment to education infrastructure […]

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White Night Ballarat Centre Of Attention On 21 September 2019

White Night Ballarat Centre Of Attention On 21 September 2019

19 May 2019

Victoria Minister for Tourism Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula White Night To Shine On Ballarat This September Victor P Taffa Ballarat will this year host the famous night of lights for a third year, before it moves to Bendigo and then Geelong over the next 2 years. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events […]

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Ballarat Turf Club’s New Synthetic Training Track Opened By Minister

Ballarat Turf Club’s New Synthetic Training Track Opened By Minister

19 May 2019

Victoria Minister for Racing Martin Pakula Track Brings Year-Round Benefits For Ballarat Victor P Taffa Ballarat’s premier thoroughbred racing and training venue will now be able to operate no matter the weather, with the launch of Ballarat Turf Club’s new synthetic training track. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today officially opened the $10 Million track […]

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Astra Aerolab Construction Gets Underway By Deputy Premier

Astra Aerolab Construction Gets Underway By Deputy Premier

18 May 2019

New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro Astra Aerolab To Create Astronomical Benefits For Hunter Region Victor P Taffa Construction of a defence and aerospace technology park that will create up to 5,500 jobs and service and maintain Australian fighter jets has today taken flight, thanks to New South Wales Government funding. Deputy Premier John […]

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Minister Visits Farmers And Listens To Their Concerns On Drought Conditions

Minister Visits Farmers And Listens To Their Concerns On Drought Conditions

18 May 2019

New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall New South Wales Minister for Western New South Wales Adam Marshall Farmers Feeling The Sting Of Drought Victor P Taffa Minister for Agriculture and Western New South Wales Adam Marshall has today said more must be done to support farmers through one of the worst droughts in […]

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New High-Security Unit Opened At Goulburn Correctional Complex By Minister

New High-Security Unit Opened At Goulburn Correctional Complex By Minister

17 May 2019

New South Wales Minister for Corrections Anthony Roberts New Cells For Terrorist Offenders In Goulburn Victor P Taffa Minister for Corrections Anthony Roberts today officially opened a new high-security unit to house extremist and terrorism-related offenders at Goulburn Correctional Complex. 46-bed High Risk Management Correctional Centre 2 is part of the New South Wales Government’s […]

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Attorney-General Announces No Further Appeal Relating To Cheryl Grimmer Case

Attorney-General Announces No Further Appeal Relating To Cheryl Grimmer Case

17 May 2019

New South Wales Attorney-General Mark Speakman R v ‘Mercury’ Victor P Taffa On 15 February this year, in R v Mercury, the Supreme Court ruled inadmissible the record of an interview between Police and the individual known as ‘Mercury’ in which he made admissions relating to the murder on 12 January 1970 of Cheryl Grimmer. […]

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Further Promotion For South Australia In Interstate And International Markets

Further Promotion For South Australia In Interstate And International Markets

17 May 2019

South Australia Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment David Ridgway South Australia Brand To Stay As Govt Targets Interstate And Overseas Markets Victor P Taffa Marshall Government has reaffirmed its strong commitment to the South Australia brand with a renewed focus on interstate and international markets. Marshall Government will look to refresh how the state […]

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Kate Hodder Appointed To The Magistrates Court

Kate Hodder Appointed To The Magistrates Court

17 May 2019

South Australia Attorney-General Vickie Chapman Senior Prosecutor Appointed To Magistrates Court Victor P Taffa A senior prosecutor with broad experience in criminal, civil, coronial and child protection matters has today been appointed to the Magistrates Court in South Australia. Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman said Kate Hodder had more than 30 years’ experience in the legal sector […]

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Statement On Bob Hawke By Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman

Statement On Bob Hawke By Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman

17 May 2019

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Robert (Bob) James Lee Hawke AC GCL Victor P Taffa Tasmanian Government expresses its deepest sympathies to the family of Bob Hawke. As Prime Minister, Mr. Hawke led our nation through a period of great change and accomplished much during his time in office. Throughout his career in public life he […]

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Labor’s Longest Serving Prime Minister Dies Aged 89 Years

Labor’s Longest Serving Prime Minister Dies Aged 89 Years

17 May 2019

Robert James Lee Hawke AC GCL Victor P Taffa Labor’s longest serving Prime Minister Bob Hawke has died aged 89 years. Bob Hawke was born on 9 December 1929 in Bordertown, South Australia. Bob Hawke moved to Western Australia as a child. He attended the University of Western Australia and then went on to Oxford […]

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Wages Up 0.5% In March Quarter 2019

Wages Up 0.5% In March Quarter 2019

16 May 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Wages Rise 0.5% In The March Quarter 2019 Victor P Taffa Seasonally adjusted Wage Price Index (WPI) rose 0.5 % in the March quarter 2019 and 2.3 % through the year, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Seasonally adjusted private sector wage growth was 0.5 […]

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Unemployment Rate Steady At 5.1% In April 2019

Unemployment Rate Steady At 5.1% In April 2019

16 May 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Trend Unemployment Rate Steady At 5.1% Victor P Taffa Australia’s trend unemployment rate remained steady in April 2019 at 5.1 %, from a revised March 2019 figure, according to the latest information released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). “Unemployment rate remained at 5.1 % for a second month, 0.4 […]

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Bunbury’s Australind Train Returns To Service

Bunbury’s Australind Train Returns To Service

16 May 2019

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Bunbury’s Iconic Australind Train Back On The Tracks Victor P Taffa 2 Australind railcars returned to service after maintenance outage $700,000 maintenance makes up for almost a decade of neglect under former government Government committed to replacing the train as part of $1.6 Billion Railcar Program Bunbury’s twice-daily […]

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High Fire Season Firefighting Fleet Servicing Relocated To Collie

High Fire Season Firefighting Fleet Servicing Relocated To Collie

16 May 2019

Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan State’s High-Fire-Season Fleet Maintenance Based In Regional Western Australia Victor P Taffa High-fire-season firefighting fleet relocated to Collie Maintenance works allocated to a Collie-based company Servicing of a large part of the high-fire-season firefighting fleet has been relocated to Collie this week, marking the first step of […]

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Premier Announces First PDV Attraction Grant Recipients

Premier Announces First PDV Attraction Grant Recipients

16 May 2019

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk New Wave Of Screen Projects For Queensland Victor P Taffa Screen industry job-creating hits keep coming for Queensland. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk welcomed today’s announcement that the ABC KIDS animated hit series Bluey, which has had over 753 Million plays, will be back for a second season. “Australian families have well and […]

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Upgrade To Leslie Harrison Dam Completed 3 Months Ahead Of Schedule

Upgrade To Leslie Harrison Dam Completed 3 Months Ahead Of Schedule

16 May 2019

Queensland Minister for Natural Resources Anthony Lynham $18 Million Upgrade To Leslie Harrison Dam Completed Early Victor P Taffa $18 Million upgrade of Leslie Harrison Dam to secure Redland City’s water supply has been completed 3 months ahead of schedule. “Leslie Harrison Dam provides around 25 % of the Redland City water supply and is […]

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