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Canadian forest products seeks partnership with government

The Canadian forest products industry is asking for a formal partnership with the federal government to further the sector’s ongoing transformation and contributions to the government’s agenda, including combatting climate change and supporting middle class jobs. Source: Y
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Your feedback – survey on the performance of FWPA

GHD Pty Ltd is completing the performance review of Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) and as part of the review is seeking feedback via a confidential on-line survey. Source: Timberbiz This survey provides an opportunity for you to reflect on FWPA’s performance and highlight a
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Kangaroo Island timber deal

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers (KIPT) has signed a $55 million deal to buy the entire Forestry Investment Trust (FIT) estate managed by New Forests Asset Management on Kangaroo Island. Source: The Islander The purchase includes all of the plantation land, standing timber and the B
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Burnie to have international shipping link

Tasmania could have a direct international shipping link by the end of next year. Source: The Mercury A proposal to establish an international container terminal at the Port of Burnie is progressing, with Australia’s biggest stevedore pledging $20 million to start a staged $75 million
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Landowner to build roads for Marlborough forestry

A landowner intending to harvest more than 100-hectares of Marlborough Sounds pine forest in New Zealand has agreed to build his own roads to transport logs following safety concerns. Source: The Marlborough Express Forestry company PF Olsen Ltd has applied for resource consent to all
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Former ForestrySA chief faces jail

A senior SA State Government bureaucrat who oversaw South Australia’s forestry is facing jail or thousands of dollars in fines after admitting to being dishonest in his job. Source: The Advertiser Former ForestrySA chief executive officer Adrian Hatch, 57, was due to face a District C
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Sawmills future in doubt in Tasmania

Sawmills could become unviable if Forestry Tasmania implements significant price increases for sawlogs, an industry group says. Source: ABC News The state-owned business posted a $67 million loss and the Government announced a major restructure, which would include cutting 35 jobs and
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Renamed Sustainable Timber Tas will shed 35 jobs

Forestry Tasmania will be renamed and a further 35 jobs will be cut under a revamp announced by the State Government. Source: ABC News It will remain a government business, but will be downsized and renamed Sustainable Timber Tasmania. Resources Minister Guy Barnett told Parliament 35
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Tas Forestry loss may lead to new areas for logging

Tasmania’s Resources Minister has used Forestry Tasmania’s $67 million loss to reinforce his argument new areas may need to be opened up to logging. Source: Herald Sun Forestry Tasmania’s annual report tabled in State Parliament shows a loss of $67 million and a cash loss of $16.3 mil
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