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Forico’s Simon Cook wins 2020 Richard Stanton award

Sustainability Manager for Forico Simon Cook has won the 2020 Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management. The award and trophy, presented remotely during Responsible Wood AGM, recognises the life of a man who was devoted to the forest industry in Australia and
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Bush Fire Commission on the cusp of releasing findings; IFA says address root causes

The Bush Fire Royal Commission must not simply audit and implement the last 58 inquiries, reviews and Royal Commissions on the issue, if it wants to see meaningful forest management in Australia according to the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz On the eve of the Commission br
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Friday analysis: Tumbarumba troubles go viral

Tumbarumba is in trouble. Big trouble. To be more specific Hyne’s Tumbarumba Mill is in trouble, and that means the entire district is in trouble. Put simply, there is just not enough timber to go around following last summer’s bushfires which decimated 40% of Hyne’s local log supply
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Fortress accessed by a floating wooden bridge

A unique “floating” bridge spans Pielekenswater in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands, with a design inspired by the work of Dutch military engineer Menno van Coehoorn, who built the 18th century Revelijn op den Zoom fortress in the same location. Source: Timberbiz Ro Koster and
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Seppi sees red

Seppi the Italian company that specializes in the manufacture of mulching mowers has changed its colour scheme, opting to use red in the range rather than it’s tradition yellow. The Seppi logo is red and yellow. Source: Timberbiz The first range of machines has now been manufactured w
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New Indonesian job creation laws could threaten forestry

On 5 October 2020, the Indonesian Parliament passed the Omnibus Law on Job Creation. Seven out of nine parties supported the bill, which is over 1000 pages long and amends 79 existing laws. Meant to facilitate investment by adding more flexibility to the labour market and cutting bure
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Responsible Wood AGM and new board

Delivering the keynote address at the Responsible Wood AGM on Tuesday, Senator Jonathon Duniam, the federal minister responsible for forestry, provided members with an update on the federal government’s initiatives in the forestry and the forest products sector. Source: Timberbiz Spea
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Tas Forest & Forest Products at AGFEST 2021

The Tasmanian Forests & Forest Products Network has announced that it will be coordinating a forest industry site at AGFEST 2021. Source: Timberbiz   According to the network the forest industry marquee will be an excellent way for the industry to showcase innovation, collabo
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IFA slams decision to cut university funding for environmental studies

The Institute of Foresters (IFA/AFG), the professional association representing some 1000 forest scientists, researchers and professional forest managers, has said that the almost one third cut to university funding of environmental studies courses is short sighted. Source: Timberbiz
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Queensland polling shows Government action needed to grow local forestry

Recent polling in regional seats in both southern and northern Queensland have identified an overwhelming response by voters for more Government action to grow the local forest and timber industry. Source: Timberbiz The uComms poll conducted in five regional electorates in the last we
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