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Bee aware of what proposed conversions of WA native forestry could cost

The WA State Government has been warned potential future conversion of Western Australia’s native forest to reserve or national park, would cost the state millions through lost production. Source: Timberbiz Representatives from of the Forest Industries Federation of WA and the Bee Ind
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Timber Offsite Construction 2021 provides new format to suit everyone

Now in its 23rd year Timber Offsite Construction 2021 organised by Frame Australia will be a global hybrid format combining ‘in person’ and ‘live streaming’ for speakers and delegates to provide a new and unrivalled experience for all event attendees. Source: Timberbiz Sessions will c
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Queensland forging ahead to keep production on top of demand

With long-term demand for renewable timber products predicted to rise, Queensland’s softwood plantation timber growers and manufacturers are ramping up planting and production capability for the future. Source: Timberbiz Peak industry body Timber Queensland’s CEO Mick Stephens said in
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Midway lists Strath Creek property for sale

Australia’s largest wood fibre processor and exporter has listed one of its forestry properties for sale. Source: Weekly Times Midway Ltd has put its Kerrisdale property at Strath Creek north of Melbourne on the market with an asking price of more than $3 million. The 785ha property w
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OFO appoints Andy Knopp as new CEO

OneFortyOne has filled its vacant CEO position appointing Andy Giles Knopp to the role. Mr Knopp has been a member of OneFortyOne’s executive team since 2016 and will step into the CEO role previously held by Linda Sewell, who resigned in August after nearly eight years. Source: Timbe
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Calls to certify all forests, parks and reserves not just production forests

Leading forestry experts have called for the certification of all Australian forests to find out how well our forests, including national parks and reserves, are managed. Consultant Rob de Fegeley AM and Ric Sinclair, managing director of Forest & Wood Products Australia, said all
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FSC Australia ignores FSC HQ demand to fix governance

The Forest Stewardship Council of Australia has reportedly ignored the demands of its German head office to fix ongoing “governance problems” after repeatedly failing to accredit any native forest harvesting. Source: Timberbiz It has been reported that FSC’s office i
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Koalas alive and well in Kiwarrak after Hillville fire

The Forestry Corporation has rejected reports suggesting that there has been a 100% decline in koalas in the Kiwarrak area due to the Hillville fire. Source: Timberbiz Forestry Corporation says it has confirmed so far eight healthy koalas have been found during surveys following the w
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Australia’s forest industries can remove emissions with government support

A $1.9 billion investment package in new and emerging technologies has been announced by the Federal Government. The Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the investment package in future technologies to lower emissions would back jobs now and into the future, cut costs for households an
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Vic Govt gets Freedom of Information notice on native timber harvesting

Wellington Shire Council’s Native Timber Taskforce (NTT) has lodged a Freedom of Information request to the Victorian Government for the scientific basis behind its decision to cease native timber harvesting. Source: Timberbiz Chaired by Wellington Shire Council Mayor Alan Hall, the N
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