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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 13 Visits For 22 July 2019 With Day Incomplete 1,164 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,537 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days Period 23 June 2019-22 July 2019 Visits for 22 July 2019 are 13 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 14 Visits For 22 July 2019 With Day Incomplete 1,997 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 3,170 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During Federal, State And Territory Elections Period 23 June […]

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$10 Million Tender Awarded To Complete Redevelopment Of Riverside High School

$10 Million Tender Awarded To Complete Redevelopment Of Riverside High School

22 July 2019

Tasmania Acting Premier Jeremy Rockliff Local Business Awarded $10 Million Tender Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is committed to excellence in education and a vital part of our plan is investing in contemporary learning environments. It’s a critical component of our plan to grow the economy, create jobs, invest in essential services and protect the […]

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8,600 Delegates Head To Tasmania For Business Events And Conferences

8,600 Delegates Head To Tasmania For Business Events And Conferences

22 July 2019

Tasmania Acting Treasurer Elise Archer Tasmania The Destination For Business Events And Conferences Victor P Taffa Business events continue to play a major role in Tasmania’s strong visitor economy, creating jobs and opportunities across the state. More than 36,000 delegates attended business events and conferences in Tasmania last year, injecting almost $150 Million into the […]

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Longest-Serving Educators Congratulated By Minister

Longest-Serving Educators Congratulated By Minister

21 July 2019

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino Victoria’s Longest-Serving Educators Recognised Victor P Taffa More than 400 teachers and staff from the Department of Education and Training are being recognised for their long careers dedicated to public education, at a ceremony for employees who have reached 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service in 2019. […]

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Flinders Street Part Closure To Construct An Underground Metro Connection

Flinders Street Part Closure To Construct An Underground Metro Connection

21 July 2019

Victoria Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan Part-Closure Of Flinders Street For Metro Tunnel Work Victor P Taffa 1 side of Flinders Street will be closed to traffic for up to 3 years to build an underground connection from Flinders Street Station to the new Town Hall Station as part of the Metro Tunnel construction. […]

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Gold Coast Light Rail Celebrates 5 Years Of Operations

Gold Coast Light Rail Celebrates 5 Years Of Operations

20 July 2019

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey G:link Reaches 5-Year Milestone Victor P Taffa Gold Coast has 42 Million reasons to celebrate as its iconic blue and yellow trams cut the cake on 5 years of connecting the Coast. Kickstarted with funding from the Bligh Government in 2009, the G:link took its first […]

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$1.642 Million Goes Towards Eradication Of Queensland Fruit Fly

$1.642 Million Goes Towards Eradication Of Queensland Fruit Fly

20 July 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner New Funding To Keep Exotic Fruit Fly At Bay Victor P Taffa Queensland Government has moved to protect jobs in Far North Queensland’s agricultural sector by boosting funding to efforts to eradicate exotic fruit fly in the region. State Budget included a funding injection of another $1.642 […]

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International Student Ambassador Program Launched By Minister

International Student Ambassador Program Launched By Minister

19 July 2019

Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery New Program Launched To Attract International Students To Perth Victor P Taffa International Student Ambassador Program launched to promote Perth as a first-choice study destination StudyPerth to equip ambassadors with skills to advocate for international students and improve their employability post study Minister for Education and […]

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Catherine Fletcher Appointed Information Commissioner By Attorney General

Catherine Fletcher Appointed Information Commissioner By Attorney General

19 July 2019

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley Catherine Fletcher Appointed Information Commissioner Victor P Taffa Catherine Fletcher appointed Information Commissioner for a 5-year term which commenced on 16 July, 2019 Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Fletcher to the position of Information Commissioner. “Ms. Fletcher brings to the role more […]

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Bacchus Marsh College Officially Opened By Minister

Bacchus Marsh College Officially Opened By Minister

19 July 2019

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino New School Facilities For Bacchus Marsh Students Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is making sure local students in Bacchus Marsh have the school facilities they deserve for a great education. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Melton Steve McGhie today visited Bacchus Marsh College to officially open […]

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Principals Appointed By Minister For School Year In 2020

Principals Appointed By Minister For School Year In 2020

19 July 2019

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino Principals Appointed To New Schools For 2020 Victor P Taffa Families across Victoria are a step closer to having access to a great new local school, with principals appointed to start in term one next year to lead the new schools delivered by the Andrews Government. We know that […]

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Regional Tourism Organisations To Boost The Sector Across Tasmania

Regional Tourism Organisations To Boost The Sector Across Tasmania

19 July 2019

Tasmania Acting Minister for Tourism Hospitality and Events Jeremy Rockliff Backing Our Regional Tourism Organisations For The Future Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is investing $3.77 Million over the next 3 years to support Tasmania’s Regional Tourism Organisations to sustainably grow visitation in every region of our State, Acting Minister for Tourism Hospitality and Events […]

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Applications For Sport And Recreation State Grants Open Until 14 August 2019

Applications For Sport And Recreation State Grants Open Until 14 August 2019

19 July 2019

Tasmania Minister for Sport and Recreation Jeremy Rockliff Sport And Recreation Grants Program Is Open Victor P Taffa Applications are now open for grants of up to $60,000 under the 2020 Sport and Recreation State Grants Program, Minister for Sport and Recreation Jeremy Rockliff said. Playing sport is key to establishing lifelong healthy habits, and […]

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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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