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Timber centre for Maryborough

Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders has proposed a new timber centre to help skill up workers for the region’s timber industry. Source: Fraser Coast Chronicle The centre, which would be a joint project between the State Government and private timber enterprises, would help teach worke
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Moreland wins safety award at OneFortyOne

Harvesting contractor Moreland Holdings was a popular winner at the OneFortyOne Plantations inaugural safety awards taking out a major award for “Group or Company of the Year” for their outstanding commitment to workplace health and safety. Source: Timberbiz Morelands was recognised f
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VicForests replies to court proceedings

An environmental group has issued legal proceedings regarding VicForests operations under the Central Highlands Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs). Source: Timberbiz The Central Highlands RFA is a 20-year agreement between the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments to provide effective
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Courting another forest fight

Exemptions allowing logging to occur in Australia’s native forests without approval under federal environmental law are being challenged in court as lawyers claim the agreements creating them are not being adhered to in an area of Victoria. Source: The Guardian The case, brought by En
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Does North East Alliance have wrong end of the stick

The North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) has described a plan to provide up to one million tonnes of trees each year to generate electricity as sheer madness. Source: The Northern Star The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) released new research indicating forestry “residueR
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Clearly wrong – deforestation in Queensland

When you think of devastating deforestation and extinction you usually think of the Amazon, Borneo and the Congo. But eastern Australia ranks alongside these in the top 10 of the world’s major deforestation fronts – the only one in a developed nation. Sources: The Sydney Morning Heral
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AFPA backs processing facility in Tasmania

A new wood fibre processing facility in southern Tasmania will inject much needed investment, enhance industry efficiency, and create sustainable long-term job opportunities, CEO of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Mr Ross Hampton, said. Source: Timberbiz “AFPA is pl
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AUSTimber2020 announced and event co-ordinator wanted

AUSTimber is held every four years and is the largest forest industry event in the southern hemisphere. AUSTimber2020 is to be held in Gippsland, Victoria, as it was in 2016 and AUSTimber Events Pty Ltd is responsible for running the event and is a company owned by the Australian Fore
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Responsible Wood from AFS

Australian Forestry Standard Ltd has changed its name to Responsible Wood. Source: Timberbiz The change, announced in Hobart on 21 November, reflects the company’s commitment to implementing a clear consumer-focused strategy about the sustainability of certified Australian wood produc
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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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