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Gas crisis hits forestry

Gas contract swaps must be facilitated and implemented urgently to prevent the national gas crisis from causing widespread collapses across manufacturing. Source: Timberbiz Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) CEO Mr Ross Hampton called on the Federal government to fully expl
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SA survey to highlight road transport issues

Primary producers across South Australia are encouraged to take part in a survey to highlight road transport issues as part of the second stage of the 90-day [email protected] Transport Project. Source: Port Lincoln Times The project is a collaboration between Primary Producers SA, Primary In
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No longer a paper tiger

The decision by Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Craig Laundy to accept the Anti-Dumping Commission’s findings that companies in China, Indonesia, Brazil and Thailand exported dumped A4 copy paper into Australia is big win for fair trade and an important step to
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Shake Rattle & Roll for timber building

Dr Minghao Li, of the University of Canterbury, has built a replica of a four-storey building out of cheap materials and shaken it to see what happens. Source: Stuff NZ University of Canterbury structural timber engineer Dr Minghao Li wants to find cheaper ways to build earthquake-res
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40 pieces of timber

Furniture maker Rod Devries was a happy man after securing 40 historic pieces of timber from a demolished Orange building at auction. Source: Central Western Daily Mr Devries bought the large ironbark hardwood logs at $700 each. “I’ll be making furniture out of them,” he said. Mr Devr
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Gippsland to get a new radial timber mill

A new state-of-the-art radial timber mill will be opening in Gippsland this month and is set to boost both productivity for the mill and jobs for the region. Source: Timberbiz Chris McEvoy, managing director of Radial Timber Australia said that the new mill opening in Yarram is a firs
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Australians stand up for forestry

Why do we refuse to understand that sometimes we are best placed to handle sensitive issues? Why can’t we accept that we do it better, that we care, that we are responsible. In particular, on the issues of forestry logging and live animal exports. Source: Herald Sun We appear hellbent
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Wood waste no longer

The intelligent reuse of wood is not a new phenomenon. As one of the world’s oldest materials, this sustainable resource has been recycled or repurposed by mankind for thousands of years, but the wood processing landscape has continued to change extensively. Source: Biomass In the US
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The Game of Logging

It’s one of the most popular programs the Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) offers, and it involves chainsaws. Source: Post Star The ASA and the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District are sponsoring four levels of the Game of Logging training this year, includ
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CIFOR goes to Wonderfruit festival

In an unlikely alliance, DJs, scientists and more teamed up at the recent Wonderfruit festival in Thailand to make nature conservation more appealing to the younger generation. Source: Timberbiz The Rainforest Pavilion, an immersive art installation hosted by musicians Alex Joy and Ha
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