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New Forests joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Global forestry investment manager New Forests has joined nearly 200 companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Source: Timberbiz New Forests, headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Singapore and San Francisco, offers
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AFCA Hall of Fame

The Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) is holding its Hall of Fame dinner on 23 November. The presentations recognise the pioneers and legends of the timber industry through admittance to the Hall of Fame in three categories of recognition – Hall of Fame Life Member, Ind
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What does the industry think about the billion new trees plan?

Plant a billion new trees, this is the current government catch cry for Australian forestry but how does that really stack up against today’s industry needs. Source: Timberbiz The $20m invested in the National Forest Industries Plan is only a foundation but it is expected to turbochar
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Government to get tough with Australian Forestry Standards

The Federal Government has foreshadowed a tough approach towards retailers who refuse to sell goods certified under the internationally recognised Australian Forestry Standard (AFS). Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck,
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Ministers visit Timberlink Tasmania

On Friday 5 October Timberlink welcomed the Hon David Littleproud MP and Kevin Hogan MP to its Bell Bay mill to see first hand how further investments could help generate jobs and growth in Northern Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz Timberlink recently announced a generational $100m investm
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WA to develop new markets and jobs

A Forest Products Commission initiative focused on increasing utilisation of Western Australia’s timber resources is poised to develop new markets and create regional jobs. Source: Timberlink Logs will be released into the marketplace to stimulate innovation and see some resources tha
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Australia’s pulp production stable as imports lift 4.8%

Australia’s production of pulp – all made from local timber – was stable over the last financial year. Meantime, pulp imports rose 4.8%. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz With pulp production rising, the uses are more varied than many would expect as the latest industry Strategic Rev
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Government’s one billion trees plan inadequately supported

The Federal Government’s $20 million forestry plan to plant one billion trees is a big policy step, but is inadequate as it amounts to only two cents per tree. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz That was a key point made by the chairman of the Australian Forest Products Association,
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Forest Products Commission tenders for WA

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) is running a tender process for the sale of hardwood logs or billets from south west native forests, and the sale of bluegum timber. Source: Timberbiz FPC is seeking proposals to enter into a contract with financially sound, experienced and innovat
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Global warming an Australian warning but forestry can help

The release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C’, should serve as a timely reminder that Australia’s forest industries are providing a major contribution in the fight against climate change, but they can do a lot more with the right
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