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Harvest and haul study for South Australia

A study to better understand the economic benefits generated by the timber harvest and haulage contractors in the South East of South Australia has been funded by the SA Government.  Source: Timberbiz Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham said the contr
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FWCA lodges complaint with Press Council about timber story

Forest & Wood Communities Australia has lodged a complaint with the Australian Press Council following a story on the timber industry published in The Monthly. It has also complained directly to the editor and provided a detailed critique to outline dozens of issues with the work
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AFCA appoints two new directors to its board

Two new directors have joined the Australian Forest Contractors Association. Theresa Lonergan from Lonergan Logging in NSW and Dale Cameron from C3 Australia in Western Australia are the two new directors. Source: Timberbiz They were elected unopposed at the association’s AGM at the e
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New $1m fire spotting tech for Limestone Coast

New fire detection technology and the upgrade of fire-spotting towers across the Limestone Coast forestry estate will be funded as part of a $1.1m State Government investment. Source: The Border Watch The investment will see the fire-tower network staffed, as well as the continuation
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Opinion: Mike Fox – our Kiwi talent goes to Australia, a loss for the building industry

With all the talk of the much-hoped-for Trans-Tasman bubble and the benefits it would bring to the tourism sector and our economy in general, you’d think it could only be positive. However, when the eventual euphoria of getting easier access to Australia turns into reality, and in par
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Friday analysis: Plenty of work ahead with new hubs, AFCA and misleading media

Simon Gatt and his team at the new Gippsland Forest Industries Hub have a big job ahead of them. The new hub is one of 12 Regional Forestry Hubs announced by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison in February last year. Source: Bruce Mitchell The others are in Tasmania, Western Australia,
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New bushfire plan developed online for Tasmania

Tasmanians can now develop an online bushfire plan and better understand their bushfire risk using a new website launched in November 2020 as part of the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to keeping Tasmanians safe. Source: Timberbiz The new ‘5-minute bushfire plan’ is an easy-to-use
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HQPlantations 85,000-hectare Tuan-Toolara plantation

HQPlantations is one of 28 forests certified under AS 4708 – Sustainable Forest Management. This standard is used by Australian forest growers to make Responsible Wood and PEFC claims on forest and tree-based products. Underpinning certification is a commitment by forest growers to th
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Gippsland Forest Industries Hub ready to contribute to Victoria’s future

The Gippsland Forest Industries Hub has officially been launched and stands ready to contribute to the future of the forest and wood products industry in regional Victoria. The Gippsland forest and wood products industry is a dynamic and sustainable provider of regional employment in
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VicForests unhappy with a coup from The Monthly magazine

According to VicForests a recent article published in The Monthly magazine on 3 November 2020 entitled ‘Coup de grâce’ contained a number of false and unfair claims. VicForests said it was not given the opportunity to correct these claims and that it was not approached for comment des
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