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Large Air Tanker Named In Honour Of Dame Marie Bashir Sydney’s First North West Railway Line Sydney-Melbourne Rail Corridor Needs Government Investment For Growth Gold Coast Light Rail Celebrates 5 Years Of Operations Sunshine Coast’s Big Pineapple To Be Restored As Must-Visit Tourist Attraction Canberra Prepares For Floriade On From 14 September-13 October 2019 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
 
Large Air Tanker Named In Honour Of Dame Marie Bashir

Large Air Tanker Named In Honour Of Dame Marie Bashir

New South Wales Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott ‘Marie Bashir’ Large Air Tanker Touches Down Victor P Taffa For the very first time, New South Wales will have a permanent 737 Large Air Tanker (LAT) all year round to respond to bushfires across the State. Minister for Police and Emergency Services David […]

Sydney’s First North West Railway Line

Sydney’s First North West Railway Line

There Is Nothing New In Driverless Trains Victor P Taffa In 1984 Editor Victor P Taffa and his 5 family members went on a trip to the United States. Included in the tour was a trip on a Driverless Train in San Francisco. This train then was no better than Sydney’s Heavy Rail Trains in […]

Sydney-Melbourne Rail Corridor Needs Government Investment For Growth

Sydney-Melbourne Rail Corridor Needs Government Investment For Growth

Rail Express Oliver Probert Rail Access Charges Need Review Victor P Taffa Pacific National CEO Dean Dalla Valle has called for access charges on the Sydney-Melbourne rail corridor to be abolished to address a substantial competitive advantage enjoyed by road operators along the busy route. Mr. Dalla Valle on July 29 said less than 1 […]

Gold Coast Light Rail Celebrates 5 Years Of Operations

Gold Coast Light Rail Celebrates 5 Years Of Operations

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 […]

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 […]

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 5 Visits For 26 August 2019 With Day Incomplete 839 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,049 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days Period 27 July 2019-26 August 2019 Visits for 26 August 2019 are 5 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 12 Visits For 26 August 2019 With Day Incomplete 2,172 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 2,907 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days Period 27 July 2019-26 August 2019 Visits for 26 August 2019 are 12 With Day […]

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Level Crossing Design Work Keeps Berwick Railway Station In Current Position

Level Crossing Design Work Keeps Berwick Railway Station In Current Position

25 August 2019

Victoria Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan Getting On And Removing The Clyde Road Level Crossing Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is removing the dangerous and congested Clyde Road level crossing in Berwick by building a road underpass beneath the Pakenham line. “We’re removing 17 level crossings on the Pakenham line, getting people home sooner […]

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Newport Lakes Primary School Upgrade Unveiled By Minister

Newport Lakes Primary School Upgrade Unveiled By Minister

25 August 2019

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino Newport Lakes Primary School Unveils New Facilities Victor P Taffa Newport Lakes Primary School students will benefit from brand new facilities and classrooms to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Newport Lakes Primary School to officially open the $3.04 Million upgrade. […]

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New South Wales Rugby Union Grand Final Results Season 2019

New South Wales Rugby Union Grand Final Results Season 2019

25 August 2019

31 Premierships For Sydney University After Season 2019 1st Grade Grand Final Victory Victor P Taffa This weekend the New South Wales Rugby Union held 4 Grade Grand Finals and 3 Colts Grand Finals. Saturday 24th August Grade Grand Finals At Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta Competition                           Results 1st Grade Shute Shield             Sydney University      […]

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New South Wales Rugby Union Grand Finals Season 2019

New South Wales Rugby Union Grand Finals Season 2019

25 August 2019

New South Wales Rugby Football Union Premiers And Shute Shield Victor P Taffa This weekend the New South Wales Rugby Union holds 4 Grade Grand Finals and 3 Colts Grand Finals. Over many decades players from Grade and Colts ranks have gone on to play for New South Wales Waratahs and Australian Wallaby Rugby Union […]

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New South Wales Govt Looks To Buy Lake Macquarie Pasminco Site

New South Wales Govt Looks To Buy Lake Macquarie Pasminco Site

25 August 2019

New South Wales Minister for Water Property and Housing Melinda Pavey Pasminco Site To Deliver Environmental And Economic Benefits For Lake Macquarie Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government yesterday tabled legislation that, if passed by Parliament, will allow for the acquisition of land formerly occupied by the Cockle Creek lead and zinc smelter at […]

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Newcastle Needs CBD Railway Line Restored

Newcastle Needs CBD Railway Line Restored

25 August 2019

Newcastle CBD Has Closed Down Since Railway Line Was Removed Victor P Taffa Newcastle CBD needs its railway line with commuters continuing to struggle without it. Since the Newcastle Railway Line closed, businesses have closed and Newcastle CBD is starting to resemble a ghost town. Newcastle needs a Railway Line and High-Speed Rail to Brisbane […]

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Seafood Industry Award 2019 Winners Congratulated By Minister

Seafood Industry Award 2019 Winners Congratulated By Minister

24 August 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Paul Kirby Frying Nemo Takes Out Two Gongs For Best Fish And Chip Victor P Taffa Seafood Industry Awards hosted by the Northern Territory Seafood Council last night recognised outstanding industry achievements, showcasing the depth of talent and entrepreneurship of the industry and its value to the […]

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Vicki Telfer Appointed New Commissioner For Public Employment

Vicki Telfer Appointed New Commissioner For Public Employment

24 August 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Public Employment Gerry McCarthy New Commissioner for Public Employment Appointed Victor P Taffa Minister for Public Employment Gerry McCarthy has announced the appointment of Vicki Telfer as new Commissioner for Public Employment. “Ms. Telfer will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role of Commissioner of Public Employment.” Minister […]

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Unlawful Animal Activists Face Tougher Penalties Under New Laws

Unlawful Animal Activists Face Tougher Penalties Under New Laws

24 August 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner Tougher Penalties For Unlawful Animal Activists Victor P Taffa Animal activists who conduct protests unfairly targeting Queensland producers could face longer jail terms and bigger fines for creating a biosecurity risk under legislation introduced into State Parliament today. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner […]

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Latest Work From Bangarra Dance Theatre Attended By Minister

Latest Work From Bangarra Dance Theatre Attended By Minister

24 August 2019

Queensland Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch Latest Work From Bangarra Dance Theatre Opens In Queensland Victor P Taffa Stories of First Nations peoples, and 65,000 years of history and culture, is being told through the latest works from Bangarra Dance Theatre, which opened tonight in Brisbane. Attending the opening performance of Bangarra: 30 years […]

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269 Recruits Welcomed To The New South Wales Police Force By Minister

269 Recruits Welcomed To The New South Wales Police Force By Minister

24 August 2019

New South Wales Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott Boost To Frontline Police Officers Across New South Wales Victor P Taffa Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott welcomed 269 new recruits to the New South Wales Police Force today during a graduation ceremony for Class 388 in Goulburn. 19 of the […]

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Tillegra Dam May Yet Be Needed

Tillegra Dam May Yet Be Needed

24 August 2019

New South Wales Minister for Water Property and Housing Melinda Pavey Water Restrictions To Commence In Lower Hunter on 16 September 2019 Victor P Taffa Water restrictions will be introduced across the Lower Hunter next month for the first time in 25 years, in response to the worst drought on record for New South Wales. […]

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Albany’s Centennial Park Sporting Redevelopment Opened By Premier

Albany’s Centennial Park Sporting Redevelopment Opened By Premier

23 August 2019

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Albany’s Revitalised Centennial Park Sporting Precinct Complete Victor P Taffa Premier Mark McGowan opens new multi-sport pavilion in redeveloped sporting precinct Project marks the completion of the McGowan Government’s $7 Million election commitment to upgrade sporting hub Improved multi-sport precinct set to support growth of community sport in the Great […]

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Bayswater Railway Station Upgrade Shortlisted To 2 Proponents

Bayswater Railway Station Upgrade Shortlisted To 2 Proponents

23 August 2019

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Shortlisted Proponents For Bayswater Railway Station Upgrade Announced Victor P Taffa 2 proponents shortlisted to design and build the new METRONET Bayswater Railway Station Project will transform Bayswater into a thriving railway station hub creating local jobs Early works on station upgrade to begin later this year including […]

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Public Ownership To Be Restored At Mildura Base Hospital

Public Ownership To Be Restored At Mildura Base Hospital

23 August 2019

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews Mildura Base Hospital Returning Back To Public Hands Victor P Taffa Andrews Government will return the Mildura Base Hospital back to public hands where it should always have been ensuring that all funding goes into the care of patients and not for private profit. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health […]

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Oakleigh Railway Station Upgrade To Include 2 New Lifts

Oakleigh Railway Station Upgrade To Include 2 New Lifts

23 August 2019

Victoria Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan Oakleigh Railway Station Upgrade Underway To Benefit Commuters Victor P Taffa Works to improve Oakleigh Railway Station will start this month as a part of a transformation that will provide better facilities and greater accessibility for the community. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan and Member for Oakleigh […]

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Venture Minerals To Commence Production At Riley Iron Ore Mine

Venture Minerals To Commence Production At Riley Iron Ore Mine

23 August 2019

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Supporting West Coast Investment Victor P Taffa We welcome the very encouraging announcement that Venture Minerals plans to commence production at its Riley Iron Ore Mine, Premier Will Hodgman said. This will be a massive injection of confidence for Tasmania’s West Coast, with the mine expected to create up to 100 […]

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Year 2016 Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme Extension To Be Made Permanent

Year 2016 Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme Extension To Be Made Permanent

23 August 2019

Tasmania Minister for State Growth Michael Ferguson Taking Tasmanian Produce And Products To The World Victor P Taffa Today’s announcement by the Federal Government of a major boost to the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme is welcome news, Minister for State Growth Michael Ferguson said. Changes will provide an even playing field for Tasmanian businesses and […]

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Shooters Party Divided On Murray Darling Basin Plan Leaving People Without Hope

Shooters Party Divided On Murray Darling Basin Plan Leaving People Without Hope

22 August 2019

New South Wales Minister for Water Property and Housing Melinda Pavey Shooters Borsak Must Clarify Position On Murray Darling Basin Plan Victor P Taffa Minister for Water Property and Housing Melinda Pavey has called on Robert Borsak to clarify his party’s position on the Murray Darling Basin Plan following a split between two of his […]

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Former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer AC Dies Aged 73 Years

Former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer AC Dies Aged 73 Years

22 August 2019

New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro New South Wales Nationals Leader John Barilaro Statement On Tim Fischer AC Victor P Taffa I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Tim Fischer AC, in Albury-Wodonga today, aged 73. Known affectionately as the ‘man with the hat’, he grew to become an icon for […]

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