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FWPA seeks three non-executive directors

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is seeking to appoint three non-executive directors to its skills-based board at its next Annual General Meeting in November. Source: Timberbiz An independent Director Selection Committee established under the company’s constitution will consi
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Labor flouts parliamentary process ignoring national park

Questions raised in state parliament on Labor’s plans to establish the Central West National Parks by The Nationals Melina Bath are now months overdue and remain unanswered. Source: Timberbiz Ms Bath who is the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Public Land Use sought an update from L
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Queensland will move 12,000 hectares from state forests to national parks

Queensland’s Government will dedicate more than 12,000 hectares of land currently declared as state forest as national and conservation park. The process to dedicate the land has begun in State Parliament. Source: Timberbiz The dedication of the various areas of state forest as nation
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Tree breeding growth in Mount Gambier

  Tree Breeding Australia in Mount Gambier is set to continue to grow as a leader in Australia’s forestry genetics research with thanks to funding committed by the State Government. Source: Timberbiz The SA Government and Tree Breeding Australia has announced a jointly funded $90
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Join AFCA’s online letter of support for native timber harvesting in NSW

An online letter is being circulated by the Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) aimed at sending a message to NSW MPs in support of native timber harvesting. Source: Timberbiz It follows the standing down without notice of 15 operations in NSW on May 27 as a result of rul
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Industry transition information sessions for contractors

AFCA will hold industry transition information sessions for its Victorian members, the following events will be held on Thursday 20 June. Source: Timberbiz Information sessions in Bairnsdale for businesses impacted by the closure of native timber harvesting and who are weighing up the
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Night surveys, day surveys – VicForests is on the lookout

Recently multiple publications have claimed VicForests did not conduct night surveys. This is demonstrably false according to VicForests. VicForests undertook surveys both at night and during the day given the differing needs of the array of species that make up the valuable biodivers
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Queensland’s looming building materials crisis

Timber Queensland is warning of a looming building materials crisis due to a lack of policy and budget measures for increasing future timber supply to help meet the state’s rising housing demand. Source: Timberbiz “While we support the critical need to accelerate housing and building
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Strategic plan to stop feral deer in SA

The South Australian Government has released a strategic plan for its 10-year Feral Deer Eradication Program. The strategic plan aligns with the National Feral Deer Management Plan released in August, and has been developed to guide the eradication effort, and to better manage farmed
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Forestry protesters dangerously targeting logging trucks on the road

VicForests has issued an alert over the serious risks and hazards from threatening and aggressive driving targeting log trucks and other forestry workers. Source: Timberbiz The alert follows reports of anti-logging activists allegedly tailgating a 63-tonne logging truck from the Womba
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