Federal Labor Member for Bass Jodie Campbell said today that she supported the proposal from Timber Communities Australia for local timber to be sourced as the Federal Government’s $42 billion Nation Building and Jobs Plan was rolled out.
A specialist software program developed by the Southern Tree Breeding Association (STBA) and PlantPlan Genetics Pty Ltd is set to deliver millions of dollars in added value to the plantation industry each year.
Timber plantations funded through managed investment schemes (MIS) will continue to grow a large proportion of Australia’s future wood resource, despite the decision by leading agribusiness MIS manager, Timbercorp, to go into voluntary administration.
Hundreds of carpenters from around Australia, nine current serving soldiers in Afghanistan, and celebrity carpenter Tom Williams, celebrated Australia’s first ever National Carpenters Day on Tuesday, April 21.
Victoria’s peak forestry body, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), was dumbfounded that it would not be allowed to appear before the Bushfire Royal Commission. Now, VAFI has called on the commissioner to explain and reverse his decision.
The second Australasian Forest Genetics Conference will be held in Perth Western Australia from 20th – 22nd April 2009 and is in conjunction with the Australasian Forestry Research Working Group 1 (Genetics) (RWG1 18th Meeting).