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Fiji pushes for forest protection at climate conference

Fiji’s Minister for Economy and Climate Change says all countries need to prioritise forest protection and rehabilitation as well as financing of forest ecosystems. Source: Radio New Zealand Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was speaking at the COP23 Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany. Mr Sa
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Wood panel market research report

The Global Engineered Wood Panel Market Research Report 2017-2022 provides a unique tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. Source: Technopow This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and competitive
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EPA continues investigation into illegal logging

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is continuing its investigation into alleged illegal state forest logging in Tantawangalo. Souce: Bega District News EPA officers inspected logged areas of Tantawangalo State Forest, assessing rocky outcrops and cliff landscape features investi
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AUS vs imported glulam labelling

The Australian building and construction industry uses a wide range of timber products manufactured in Australia as well as imported. Sometimes confusion may due to differing overseas product marking/labelling requirements; a potential for such confusion is the marking/labelling of st
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Landmapping from ABARES

More than 585 million hectares, or 76%, of Australia’s land use mapping information has been updated for the Catchment scale land use of Australia – Update September 2017. Source: Timberbiz ABARES Executive Director, Steve Hatfield-Dodds, said the updated data is the best available fo
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FWPA appoints a Forest Research Manager

FWPA announced the appointment of Jodie Mason to the position of Forest Research Manager. Source: Timberbiz Ms Mason is a leader in forestry with more than 20 years’ professional experience in the native forest and plantation management sectors across Australia. With post-graduate bus
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Timber Communities Australia loses Helen Murray

Timber Communities Australia has announced the resignation of Helen Murray, who has been the national coordinator and its key representative for almost four years. Source: Timberbiz Since joining in 2014 Ms Murray has been a dedicated and proactive representative for TCA’s members fro
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Huon Valley woodchip facility offers 145 jobs

The construction of a $42 million export facility for woodchip processing in the Huon Valley will support 145 ongoing jobs and breathe new life into the struggling forestry industry in the South, proponents say. Source: The Mercury Southwood Fibre, which already has a sawmill and proc
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Tas government accused of rorting subsidy to help forestry

The Tasmanian Government is being accused of rorting a federal subsidy scheme to help solve a lingering forestry issue. Source: ABC News The Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme (TFES) helps Tasmanian producers overcome their geographic disadvantage, helping them sell into interstate
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