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Statue Of Rugby Union Great John Eales Unveiled At Suncorp Stadium No Bar Too High From Preventing Faster Rail Travel Between Sydney And Canberra 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 New South Wales Food And Wine Tourism Strategy 2018-22 Launched 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
 
Statue Of Rugby Union Great John Eales Unveiled At Suncorp Stadium

Statue Of Rugby Union Great John Eales Unveiled At Suncorp Stadium

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk John Eales Statue Unveiled At Suncorp Stadium Victor P Taffa Wallabies and Queensland rugby union legend John Eales has had a statue unveiled in his honour at Suncorp Stadium. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk helped unveil the statue with the former Australia and Queensland Reds captain. John Eales won 86 caps for the […]

No Bar Too High From Preventing Faster Rail Travel Between Sydney And Canberra

No Bar Too High From Preventing Faster Rail Travel Between Sydney And Canberra

Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Andrew Barr Faster Rail Between Canberra-Sydney Takes Shape Victor P Taffa Chief Minister Andrew Barr welcomes faster rail travel between Sydney and Canberra. “I welcome the announcement from the New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the Deputy Premier John Barilaro that a New South Wales Coalition Government will fund […]

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 […]

New South Wales Food And Wine Tourism Strategy 2018-22 Launched

New South Wales Food And Wine Tourism Strategy 2018-22 Launched

New South Wales Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall Strategy Launched To Lure More Food And Wine Visitors To New South Wales Victor P Taffa More food and wine lovers across the globe are set to put Sydney and regional New South Wales on their travel itinerary with the New South Wales Government […]

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 21 March 2019 With Day Incomplete 1,391 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,827 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days Period 22 February 2019-21 March 2019 Visits for 21 March 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 13 Visits For 21 March 2019 With Day Incomplete 3,354 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 4,792 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During Federal, State And Territory Elections Period 22 February […]

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Northern Territory Govt Introduces New Amendments To Youth Justice Act

Northern Territory Govt Introduces New Amendments To Youth Justice Act

21 March 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Territory Families Dale Wakefield Introduction of Significant Youth Justice Law Reform Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government has introduced new amendments to the Youth Justice Act that relate to 11 recommendations from the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory report. “Territory Government is creating […]

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Northern Territory Cancer Care Strategy 2018-2022 March 2019 Edition Released

Northern Territory Cancer Care Strategy 2018-2022 March 2019 Edition Released

21 March 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles Putting Cancer Patients First Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government is improving cancer services with the release of its strategy to better coordinate cancer care. Northern Territory Government developed the Northern Territory Cancer Care Strategy 2018-2022 March 2019 Edition in collaboration with the Northern Territory Cancer Care Network […]

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Marshall Govt Announces Funding For Hailstorm Heroes’ Apple Campaign 2019

Marshall Govt Announces Funding For Hailstorm Heroes’ Apple Campaign 2019

21 March 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone Be A Hailstorm Hero And Buy Some Storm Impacted Fruit Victor P Taffa Marshall Government has today announced $60,000 in funding to reinvigorate the ‘Hailstorm Heroes’ campaign to support local growers by encouraging consumers to buy imperfect apples. Apples impacted by the severe hailstorm last November will […]

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South Australia Unemployment Rate Down To 5.7% February 2019

South Australia Unemployment Rate Down To 5.7% February 2019

21 March 2019

South Australia Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni ABS Figures Show Fall In Headline South Australia Unemployment Rate Victor P Taffa Latest ABS job figures for February showed that there were more than 844,000 people employed, in trend terms, which is a near record high for South Australia. In February, there were 115 Million […]

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Australia’s Population Up 1.6% To 25.1 Million For Year Ended 30 September 2018

Australia’s Population Up 1.6% To 25.1 Million For Year Ended 30 September 2018

21 March 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Australia’s Population Growth Remains Steady Victor P Taffa Australia’s population grew by 1.6 % in the year ending 30 September 2018, reaching 25.1 Million, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ABS Demography Director Anthony Grubb said that 395,100 people were added to the population […]

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Unemployment Rate Steady At 5.0% In February 2019

Unemployment Rate Steady At 5.0% In February 2019

21 March 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Trend Unemployment Rate Steady At 5.0% Victor P Taffa Australia’s trend unemployment rate remained steady in February 2019 at 5.0 %, according to the latest information released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). “Trend unemployment rate declined 0.5 percentage points over the year, from 5.5 % to 5.0 %. The […]

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40 Additional QTEM’s To Be Installed Across Train And Tram Network

40 Additional QTEM’s To Be Installed Across Train And Tram Network

20 March 2019

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne More Ways To Top Up Quickly On Train And Tram Victor P Taffa Passengers will have more options to quickly top up their myki and check their balance with 40 more Quick Top Up and Enquiry Machines (QTEM’s) to be installed across the train and tram network this […]

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Andrews Govt Reappoints 6 Board Members For Harness Racing Victoria

Andrews Govt Reappoints 6 Board Members For Harness Racing Victoria

20 March 2019

Victoria Minister for Racing Martin Pakula Harness Racing Victoria Board Appointments Announced Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has announced the reappointment of 6 members of the Board of Harness Racing Victoria, ensuring the industry continues to go from strength-to-strength. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula announced the reappointment of: Dale Monteith as Chair, Rothacker Medallist recipient […]

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17 Remaining Privately Owned Lots In Wittenoom To Be Compulsorily Acquired

17 Remaining Privately Owned Lots In Wittenoom To Be Compulsorily Acquired

20 March 2019

Western Australia Minister for Lands Ben Wyatt McGowan Government To Finalise Closure Of Wittenoom Victor P Taffa Asbestos mining occurred in the Wittenoom area from the 1930’s until 1966 Approximately 3 Million tonnes of asbestos tailings remain in Wittenoom Gorge In 2007, Wittenoom was formally de-gazetted and ceased to be a recognised town Former town […]

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Artillery Drill Hall To Reopen For Live Music And Performing Arts

Artillery Drill Hall To Reopen For Live Music And Performing Arts

20 March 2019

Western Australia Minister for Heritage Culture and the Arts David Templeman Re-Activation Of Iconic Fremantle Venue Victor P Taffa Artillery Drill Hall to reopen as a live music and performing arts venue Building received acoustic baffling and sound attenuation works Building has significant heritage value An iconic Fremantle building has received a new lease of […]

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Posted in Literary & Arts

3 Stage Redevelopment Of Royal Hobart Hospital To Proceed

3 Stage Redevelopment Of Royal Hobart Hospital To Proceed

20 March 2019

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson Mental Health Campus For Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is committed to future-proofing the Royal Hobart Hospital and building a better health system for all Tasmanians, Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said. “That’s why we are looking beyond election cycles and ensuring the RHH Redevelopment […]

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Kevin Robinson Appointed New Director Of Mines

Kevin Robinson Appointed New Director Of Mines

20 March 2019

Tasmania Minister for Resources Sarah Courtney New Director of Mines Victor P Taffa Minister for Resources Sarah Courtney has welcomed the appointment of the new Director of Mines, Mr. Kevin Robinson. Mr. Robinson has broad national and international experience as a CEO and Company Chair in the mining industry. Having grown up on the North […]

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Country Labor Leader Gone Missing In Action

Country Labor Leader Gone Missing In Action

20 March 2019

New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair Country Labor Leader Victor P Taffa Country Labor Leader has gone missing in action just 4 days out from the New South Wales Election. With Labor at 50% in Opinion Polls and the Liberal-National Coalition at 50% Two Party […]

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Farmers Given Another Reprieve On Milk Prices

Farmers Given Another Reprieve On Milk Prices

20 March 2019

New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair Coles And Aldi Step Up Victor P Taffa New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair has welcomed the move by Coles and Aldi to raise their milk prices to help support our State’s dairy farmers. “This is a great start for dairy farmers who […]

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Agricultural Export Centre To Be Established At Toowoomba

Agricultural Export Centre To Be Established At Toowoomba

20 March 2019

Queensland Minister for State Development Cameron Dick Queensland Minister for Agriculture Mark Furner Toowoomba Progresses To Business Case Stage For Agricultural Export Centre Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has invited Wagner Group Holdings to submit a business case for a possible multimillion-dollar agricultural export distribution centre at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, […]

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Tenders Called For Second Centenary Bridge At Jindalee

Tenders Called For Second Centenary Bridge At Jindalee

20 March 2019

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey Tenders Sought For Second Centenary Bridge Victor P Taffa Tenders have been called for the detailed design for a new Centenary Bridge at Jindalee. Queensland Premier and Member for Inala Annastacia Palaszczuk said the detailed design was a key part of the […]

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McGowan Govt’s 2019-20 State Budget Includes $12 Million Tourism Package

McGowan Govt’s 2019-20 State Budget Includes $12 Million Tourism Package

19 March 2019

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia $12 Million Boost To Promote Western Australia To International Holiday-Makers Victor P Taffa McGowan Government’s 2019-20 State Budget commits funds to expand Tourism Western Australia’s promotion of the State overseas Promotional efforts will focus on short and long-haul markets $12 Million comes on […]

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Property Prices Down 2.4% December Quarter 2018

Property Prices Down 2.4% December Quarter 2018

19 March 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Property Prices Fall 2.4% In The December Quarter 2018 Victor P Taffa Residential property prices fell 2.4 % in the December quarter 2018, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). “Australia’s two largest cities continue to lead the fall in property prices. These falls follow a […]

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Victoria’s 75th Annual Education Week To Run From 19-25 May 2019

Victoria’s 75th Annual Education Week To Run From 19-25 May 2019

18 March 2019

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino Grants Open For Education Week Activities Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is encouraging not-for-profits across Victoria to apply for grants to fund activities as part of this year’s Education Week celebrations. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened the Education Week grants in the lead up to this year’s […]

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Andrews Govt Releases Latest Fire Services Response Times

Andrews Govt Releases Latest Fire Services Response Times

18 March 2019

Victoria Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville Latest Fire Services Response Times Released Victor P Taffa Response times of Victoria’s fire services across the state has not varied in the past three quarters according to the latest data released by CFA and MFB, with the full results now available to view online. Figures for October-December […]

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