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Queensland Looks To Expand Its Chocolate Industry 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 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
 
Queensland Looks To Expand Its Chocolate Industry

Queensland Looks To Expand Its Chocolate Industry

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 […]

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 […]

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 20 Visits For 18 July 2019 With Day Incomplete 1,162 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,964 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days Period 19 June 2019-18 July 2019 Visits for 18 July 2019 are 20 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 49 Visits For 18 July 2019 With Day Incomplete 2,049 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 3,301 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During Federal, State And Territory Elections Period 19 June […]

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Tender Awarded To Construct New Bushfires NT Headquarters

Tender Awarded To Construct New Bushfires NT Headquarters

18 July 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler Bushfires NT Headquarters Construction Tender Awarded Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government is creating jobs with the contract to construct the new Bushfires NT Headquarters at the Hughes Airstrip in Acacia Hills recently awarded. “As a Government we will continue to support and guide development […]

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Domestic And International Visitors Up 9 % Year To March 2019

Domestic And International Visitors Up 9 % Year To March 2019

18 July 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss $2.4 Billion Injected Into The Northern Territory Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government’s Turbocharging Tourism investment is working, with Tourism Research Australia releasing its latest results that continue to show more visitors coming to the Territory and spending more when they are here. “Through Turbocharging […]

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15 Businesses Receive RED Grants To Fund Expansion And Improvement

15 Businesses Receive RED Grants To Fund Expansion And Improvement

18 July 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner Government Support Grows Jobs In Fruitful Business Venture Victor P Taffa A North Burnett horticulture producer is set to build a new pre-packaging and quick chill facility with funding from the Palaszczuk Government. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said Gayndah-based Dermark Pty Ltd […]

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Agriculture Robots To Be Funded From Latest RED Grants

Agriculture Robots To Be Funded From Latest RED Grants

18 July 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner Agtech Jobs On Offer In Farm Robot Company Victor P Taffa A team of specialised agtech robot designers and builders will be recruited in Central Queensland thanks to grant funding from the Palaszczuk Government. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said SwarmFarm was one […]

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South Australia Remains Determined To Destroy Queensland Fruit Fly

South Australia Remains Determined To Destroy Queensland Fruit Fly

18 July 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone $10 Million For Sterile Insect Fruit Fly Technology Victor P Taffa South Australia’s role at the forefront of Australian research into the sterile insect technology for Queensland fruit fly has been strengthened through a new $10 Million funding agreement. Agreement includes nearly $600,000 in State Government funding […]

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Unemployment Rate Remains Steady At 5.2 % In June 2019

Unemployment Rate Remains Steady At 5.2 % In June 2019

18 July 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Nearly 2 Out Of 3 People Are Participating In The Labour Market Victor P Taffa Australia’s trend participation rate increased to 66.0 % in June 2019 according to the latest information released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). “Australia’s participation rate was at 66 % in June 2019, which means […]

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Heritage Listing For Collie Railway Roundhouse And Turntable

Heritage Listing For Collie Railway Roundhouse And Turntable

18 July 2019

Western Australia Acting Minister for Heritage Stephen Dawson Collie Railway Roundhouse And Turntable Heritage Listed Victor P Taffa Rare remaining steam locomotive roundhouse and turntable a link to Collie region’s history of coal mining State Government has recently committed almost $1 Million towards roundhouse’s restoration Historic facility set to offer Collie tourism benefits as State […]

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Spending By Out Of State Visitors Up 7.6% Year To March 2019

Spending By Out Of State Visitors Up 7.6% Year To March 2019

18 July 2019

Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia Survey Results Reveal Western Australia Tourism’s Record-Breaking Streak Victor P Taffa Record interstate visitor numbers and spend for Western Australia Western Australia’s growth rate for interstate holiday spend tops the nation Western Australian tourism is riding a wave of success, with a new report by Tourism Research Australia […]

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2,144 Additional Police Officers Employed Since November 2014

2,144 Additional Police Officers Employed Since November 2014

18 July 2019

Victoria Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville Record Recruitment Drive Boosts Police Numbers Victor P Taffa Victoria has more Police on the beat than ever before thanks to the Andrews Government’s record Police investment, with more than 2,144 additional officers employed today compared to November 2014. “Melbourne and regional Victoria are seeing more […]

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International Tourism Into Victoria Up 11.2% Year To March 2019

International Tourism Into Victoria Up 11.2% Year To March 2019

18 July 2019

Victoria Minister for Tourism Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula New Milestone For Booming Victorian Tourism Victor P Taffa Value of Victoria’s burgeoning visitor economy has soared to $30 Billion, cementing tourism as a key driver of the state’s economy and a jobs powerhouse. Andrews Government today confirmed the milestone, which shows major growth in […]

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Sports Vouchers Program Saves South Australian Parents $4.8 Million In 6 Months

Sports Vouchers Program Saves South Australian Parents $4.8 Million In 6 Months

17 July 2019

South Australia Minister for Recreation Sport and Racing Corey Wingard Sports Nuts Reap $4.8 Million Windfall Victor P Taffa South Australians kids have gone sports mad amid a beefed-up vouchers program which has now saved mums and dads almost $5 Million in just over 6 months. Figures from the Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing […]

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Regional Tourism Up 15% For March 2019

Regional Tourism Up 15% For March 2019

17 July 2019

South Australia Acting Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment Tim Whetstone South Australia’s Visitor Economy Reaches Record $7.2 Billion Victor P Taffa Tourism expenditure has soared to a record $7.2 Billion as Australians spend more than ever before throughout their visit to South Australia. Marshall Government has welcomed the latest March 2019 National Visitor Survey […]

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Water Smart Package Launched In Townsville

Water Smart Package Launched In Townsville

16 July 2019

Queensland Minister for Natural Resources Anthony Lynham Townsville Water Wise Thanks To $10 Million Package Victor P Taffa Townsville residents are set to ‘wise up’ when it comes to water waste with the Queensland Government funded Water Smart Package launched today. Member for Mundingburra and Minister for Communities Disability and Seniors Coralee O’Rourke, representing Minister […]

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Latest Water Police Vessel Displayed On Sunshine Coast

Latest Water Police Vessel Displayed On Sunshine Coast

16 July 2019

Queensland Minister for Police Mark Ryan Capabilities Of New Water Police Vessel Demonstrated At The Sunshine Coast Victor P Taffa Minister for Police Mark Ryan and District Officer for Sunshine Coast District, Superintendent Darryl Johnson have attended a demonstration of a new water Police vessel on the Sunshine Coast. Minister Ryan said he was impressed […]

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Moody’s Confirm Tasmania’s Credit Rating At Aa2

Moody’s Confirm Tasmania’s Credit Rating At Aa2

16 July 2019

Tasmania Acting Treasurer Elise Archer Moody’s Confirms Growth And Stability In Tasmanian Economy Victor P Taffa Today’s Moody’s Investor Service Credit Opinion of Tasmanian State Government finances shows that our long-term credit rating remains stable at Aa2, Acting Treasurer Elise Archer said. Moody’s notes that despite softer economic conditions throughout the nation, the Tasmanian economy […]

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Newest Recruits Brings Tasmania Fire Service To 323 Career Firefighters

Newest Recruits Brings Tasmania Fire Service To 323 Career Firefighters

16 July 2019

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Mark Shelton New Firefighting Recruits To Help Keep Communities Safe Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is the strongest supporter of our firefighters and their efforts to keep our communities safe. Recruiting new career firefighters is vital to maintaining the Tasmania Fire Services’ response strength and the latest […]

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Second Payroll Tax Cut In 12 Months For Nearly 40,000 New South Wales Businesses

Second Payroll Tax Cut In 12 Months For Nearly 40,000 New South Wales Businesses

16 July 2019

New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet New South Wales Minister for Small Business Damien Tudehope 2019 Boost To Business From New Payroll Tax Cut Victor P Taffa Nearly 40,000 small businesses in New South Wales are now up to $8,175 better off per year following a second cut to payroll tax in 12 months. Payroll […]

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Disney-Owned Visual Effects Company ILM To Set Up In Sydney

Disney-Owned Visual Effects Company ILM To Set Up In Sydney

16 July 2019

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian New South Wales Minister for Jobs and Investment Stuart Ayres New South Wales Minister for the Arts Don Harwin Star Wars Comes To Sydney As ILM Commits On Permanent Studio Victor P Taffa More than 500 local jobs will be created when Disney-owned visual effects company Industrial Light & […]

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Old Roebourne-Wittenoom Road To Be Improved

Old Roebourne-Wittenoom Road To Be Improved

15 July 2019

Western Australia Acting Minister for Transport Francis Logan Western Australia Minister for Lands Ben Wyatt Improving The Old Roebourne-Wittenoom Road Victor P Taffa McGowan Government leads project to repair and remediate contaminated stretch of road Project to be jointly funded by the State Government and Shire of Ashburton Road user and community safety drive State’s […]

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Melbourne Showgrounds To Be Upgraded

Melbourne Showgrounds To Be Upgraded

15 July 2019

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes A New Blueprint For Melbourne’s Much-Loved Showgrounds Victor P Taffa Work will begin immediately on a new plan for the Melbourne Showgrounds to ensure the much-loved precinct can best serve the needs of Victorians now and for generations to come. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today confirmed the Andrews […]

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