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Flinders Street Station’s Historic Subways To Be Upgraded Litchfield National Park Receives A $12.1 Million Boost Northern Territory Govt Awards Final Construction Tender For PET Scanner Project Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons North Sydney-Emu Plains Line Via Castle Hill Stations And Details East End Tram Extension To Include 4 New Stops Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines Bass Strait Rail Ferry Or Rail Tunnel? Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains
 
Flinders Street Station’s Historic Subways To Be Upgraded

Flinders Street Station’s Historic Subways To Be Upgraded

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Facelift For Flinders Street Station’s Historic Subways Victor P Taffa Flinders Street Station’s historic Degraves and Elizabeth Street subways will undergo their biggest makeover in more than 100 years as part of the Andrews Government’s improvements at Victoria’s busiest station. “New Yarra entrance and upgrades to the subways […]

Litchfield National Park Receives A $12.1 Million Boost

Litchfield National Park Receives A $12.1 Million Boost

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss $12.1 Million Boost For Litchfield Adventure Park Victor P Taffa Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss announced today a $12.1 Million boost to open up new areas of Litchfield National Park to visitors, working with key stakeholders. Investment will open up 5 stunning new swimming […]

Northern Territory Govt Awards Final Construction Tender For PET Scanner Project

Northern Territory Govt Awards Final Construction Tender For PET Scanner Project

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles Pet Scanner Project Steps Ahead Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government is delivering high quality cancer treatment and diagnosis services with the final construction tender for the PET Scanner Project awarded. Minister for Health Natasha Fyles today announced Sitzler had been awarded the $10.5 Million contract to expand […]

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 […]

North Sydney-Emu Plains Line Via Castle Hill Stations And Details

North Sydney-Emu Plains Line Via Castle Hill Stations And Details

North West Heavy Rail Line As A Through Line From Day 1 Victor P Taffa North West Railway Line that is under construction will provide a far more effective Railway Line with many more services for commuters as a Through Line than a Branch Line. East Hills Line until 1984 was a Branch Line. Population […]

East End Tram Extension To Include 4 New Stops

East End Tram Extension To Include 4 New Stops

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan Contract Awarded For East End Tram Extension Victor P Taffa Night works for the City Tram Extension Project will begin this weekend, after the major contract was awarded to Downer York Joint Venture a consortia consisting of Downer EDI Works and South Australian company, York Civil. […]

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. […]

Bass Strait Rail Ferry Or Rail Tunnel?

Bass Strait Rail Ferry Or Rail Tunnel?

Bass Strait Rail Transport Options Victor P Taffa Currently the Car Ferry that operates across Bass Strait between Victoria and Tasmania is full during peak season. A Rail Ferry that also operates across Bass Strait would increase investment in Tasmania and build the economies of South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. When discussing the idea of […]

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 2018

ISPUT (Improve Sydney Public Transport) Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Victor P Taffa Statistics courtesy of Google Analytics ISPUT Website (Improve Sydney Public Transport) Contains And Supports: Heavy Rail that connects with all other lines, 3 Light Rail routes, National Network Page, Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail aka Japan’s Bullet […]

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The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

14 March 2018

The Southern Thunderer (TST) Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Victor P Taffa Statistics courtesy of Google Analytics 17 Visits For 19 June 2018 With Day Incomplete 1,305 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,850 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During State And Federal […]

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Industry Priority Qualifications Survey Open Until 15 July 2018

Industry Priority Qualifications Survey Open Until 15 July 2018

19 June 2018

South Australia Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni South Australia Employers Encouraged To Participate In Major Skills Survey Victor P Taffa South Australian industry and people working in the vocational education and training sector are urged to have their say about the state’s future skills needs in a major survey launched today. Minister for […]

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Older Person Mental Health First Aid Showcase Course Begins In Adelaide

Older Person Mental Health First Aid Showcase Course Begins In Adelaide

19 June 2018

South Australia Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade Mental Health First Aid For Older South Australians Victor P Taffa A specialised mental health first aid training course for families and carers living and working with older people has been launched in South Australia. An Older Person Mental Health First Aid (OPMHFA) showcase course […]

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Soft-Shell Clam Discovered In Southern Hemisphere

Soft-Shell Clam Discovered In Southern Hemisphere

19 June 2018

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Sarah Courtney Soft-Shell Clam Detected In South East Tasmania Victor P Taffa Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) is investigating the detection of an introduced soft-shell clam on a beach at the Prosser River, at Orford, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Sarah Courtney said. […]

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Residential Property Prices Down 0.7 % March Quarter 2018

Residential Property Prices Down 0.7 % March Quarter 2018

19 June 2018

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Sydney And Melbourne Drive Property Price Fall Victor P Taffa Residential property prices fell 0.7 % in the March quarter 2018, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). “Sydney recorded the third consecutive quarter of falling property prices (-1.2 %) and the first annual price fall […]

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Wheatstone LNG Project Gets Underway

Wheatstone LNG Project Gets Underway

18 June 2018

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Start Of LNG Production From Wheatstone Train 2 Delivers Long-Term Jobs Victor P Taffa Chevron Australia announces the start of liquefied natural gas (LNG) production from the second train of the Wheatstone Project Project responsible for hundreds of permanent Western Australia jobs and delivers a major boost to the economy […]

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Armadale Line To Extend 8 Km South Into Byford

Armadale Line To Extend 8 Km South Into Byford

18 June 2018

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti METRONET Extension To Byford Reaches New Milestone Victor P Taffa Government forging ahead with METRONET Byford Rail Extension Project proposes to extend the Armadale Line about 8 km south to Byford Tenders for business case work, transport and land use planning and design […]

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Decathlon Sports Retailer Runs Into Melbourne

Decathlon Sports Retailer Runs Into Melbourne

18 June 2018

Victoria Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis World’s Biggest Sports Retailer Coming To Melbourne Victor P Taffa World’s biggest sports retailer, Decathlon, is bringing its megastores to Melbourne and creating hundreds of jobs in the process. Decathlon today announced it will be opening its first store in Box Hill, with 4-5 stores to be […]

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Warragul Greyhound Racing To Benefit From Upgrades

Warragul Greyhound Racing To Benefit From Upgrades

18 June 2018

Victoria Minister for Racing Martin Pakula Upgrades For Warragul Greyhound Racing Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is improving integrity and animal welfare at the Warragul and District Greyhound Racing Club with the installation of a new digital PA system and catching pen CCTV. “We’re investing in racing at Warragul because the industry helps to create […]

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Vaccine Research Hub To Open In Western Australia

Vaccine Research Hub To Open In Western Australia

17 June 2018

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook New Vaccine Research Hub To Open In Perth Victor P Taffa World-leading Human Vaccines Project bases a major new research hub in Western Australia Recognition for the State as an international leader in paediatric research Canadian Professor Tobi Kollmann recruited to lead the ground breaking development of new […]

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State Govt Announces Conclusion Of Middleton Beach Hotel Operator EOI

State Govt Announces Conclusion Of Middleton Beach Hotel Operator EOI

17 June 2018

Western Australia Minister for Lands Rita Saffioti Big Brand Hotel Chains Respond To Middleton Beach Opportunity Victor P Taffa Successful conclusion to Middleton Beach Hotel Operator EOI with submissions received from local, national and international hotel chains Success of Hotel Operator EOI will help underpin efforts to attract a quality hotel developer for the site […]

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Queensland Skin Cancer Hero Takes Out Clunies Ross Award

Queensland Skin Cancer Hero Takes Out Clunies Ross Award

17 June 2018

Queensland Minister for Environment and Science Leeanne Enoch Clunies Ross Award Goes To Queensland Skin Cancer Hero Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has congratulated Queensland scientist Dr. Jim Aylward who was awarded this year’s Clunies Ross Knowledge Commercialisation Award at a special ceremony in Melbourne last night (13 June). Environment and Science Minister Leeanne Enoch […]

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Research Fellowship Awarded For Bauxite Mining Project

Research Fellowship Awarded For Bauxite Mining Project

17 June 2018

Queensland Minister for Innovation Kate Jones Bauxite Mining Innovation A Win For North Queensland Victor P Taffa A collaborative project between researchers and industry to develop an innovative mining process could unlock massive, previously untapped, bauxite deposits in North Queensland within the next 5 years. Innovation Minister Kate Jones said University of Queensland researcher Dr. […]

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Seafood Sector To Benefit From $12.7 Million Funding Package Over 4 Years

Seafood Sector To Benefit From $12.7 Million Funding Package Over 4 Years

16 June 2018

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Sarah Courtney Supporting Jobs Regional Communities And A Sustainable Seafood Industry Victor P Taffa Tasmania’s seafood sector will benefit from $12.7 Million in additional funding over 4 years, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Sarah Courtney said. This commitment is part of the Hodgman Government’s plan for even […]

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Perth Federal By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

Perth Federal By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

16 June 2018

Polling Day Saturday 28 July 2018 Australian Electoral Commission Perth Federal By-Election Announcement Victor P Taffa A Federal By-Election for Perth Division will be held on Saturday 28 July 2018. This will be an attendance election. Event                                      Times And Key Dates (all times in AEST) Close of rolls                           8 pm local time Friday 22 June […]

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Mayo Federal By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

Mayo Federal By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

16 June 2018

Polling Day Saturday 28 July 2018 Australian Electoral Commission Mayo Federal By-Election Announcement Victor P Taffa A Federal By-Election for Mayo Division will be held on Saturday 28 July 2018. This will be an attendance election. Event                                      Times And Key Dates (all times in AEST) Close of rolls                           8 pm local time Friday 22 June […]

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Longman Federal By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

Longman Federal By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

16 June 2018

Polling Day Saturday 28 July 2018 Australian Electoral Commission Longman Federal By-Election Announcement Victor P Taffa A Federal By-Election for Longman Division will be held on Saturday 28 July 2018. This will be an attendance election. Event                                      Times And Key Dates (all times in AEST) Close of rolls                           8 pm local time Friday 22 June […]

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Fremantle Federal By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

Fremantle Federal By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

16 June 2018

Polling Day Saturday 28 July 2018 Australian Electoral Commission Fremantle Federal By-Election Announcement Victor P Taffa A Federal By-Election for Fremantle Division will be held on Saturday 28 July 2018. This will be an attendance election. Event                                      Times And Key Dates (all times in AEST) Close of rolls                           8 pm local time Friday 22 June […]

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Braddon Federal By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

Braddon Federal By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

16 June 2018

Polling Day Saturday 28 July 2018 Australian Electoral Commission Braddon Federal By-Election Announcement Victor P Taffa A Federal By-Election for Braddon Division will be held on Saturday 28 July 2018. This will be an attendance election. Event                                      Times And Key Dates (all times in AEST) Close of rolls                […]

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Australia’s Natural Capital Value Doubles In Nearly 10 Years

Australia’s Natural Capital Value Doubles In Nearly 10 Years

15 June 2018

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Australia’s Natural Capital Valued At $6,413 Billion Victor P Taffa Total value of Australia’s environmental assets, or natural capital, was $6,413 Billion at 30 June 2017. This was nearly double the value of $3,369 Billion in 2006-07 and an increase of 10 % from 2015-16, according to a report released today […]

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Increasing Access To Cataract Surgery Taken Very Seriously By The State Govt

Increasing Access To Cataract Surgery Taken Very Seriously By The State Govt

15 June 2018

New South Wales Minister for Health Brad Hazzard Increasing Access To Cataract Surgery Victor P Taffa Experts from across the State will meet at New South Wales Parliament House in August, tasked with finding ways to improve access to surgery for people suffering from cataracts. Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced the forum will examine new […]

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