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TFS rebrands to Quintis to market perfume

Australian sandalwood producer Tropical Forestry Services has rebranded, as the company pivots its focus from growing trees to marketing its product to the perfume, pharmaceutical and skincare trade. Source: ABC News Rural Now known as Quintis, the Perth-headquartered company said the
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Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry

The Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry is open and entries must be submitted by 1 May 2017 but to enter you must join the Institute of Foresters of Australia. Source: Timberbiz The Award is to recognise the achievements of outstanding young forest professionals and is to e
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Braines seeks answers on logging in Bodalla State Forest

North Narooma resident Bill Braines has finally got some answers about the logging operation that took place last year around his property off Wagonga Scenic Drive. Source: Narooma News The Environmental Protection Authority launched an investigation into the logging operation after n
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McVilly Timber in liquidation

Terang-based McVilly Timber has been placed into liquidation following a “lack of satisfactory offers” for the sale of the business. Source: The Standard McVilly Timber, operating under the company name of Mount Edisar Pty Ltd, was placed in administration last month with debts of $1
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Hyne Timber a Cherry picker

With the support of the Queensland Government’s Advanced Queensland PhD Scholarships initiative and in collaboration with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Hyne Timber has appointed a Graduate Engineer to join their team near Maryborough. Graduate Engineer, Rebecca Ch
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Murray Valley National Park to be a state forest

A motion to turn the Murray Valley National Park back into a state forest received unanimous support at The Nationals Party conference in Griffith this month. Source: Shepparton News The motion to convert the National Park back to the ‘‘Murray Valley State Forest so that sustainable a
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Forestry NSW on rocky ground

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has raised concerns with the Forestry Corporation of NSW after recent compliance operations in Tantawangalo State Forest. Source: Bega District News “The compliance operation last week is part of an ongoing investigation into active loggi
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Two forest views on the Day of Forests

The United Nations General Assembly designated March 21 as the International Day of Forests to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests. Source: Bellingen Shire Courier Sun There are two different perspectives about the state
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International Forest Day

On International Day of Forests 21 March 2017, the Turnbull Government re-affirms its strong support of Australia’s forestry industry. We support the jobs of hard working local people in the forest industries. Everyone should be celebrating our forestry industry, not demonising it. A
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Queensland building plan: timber should be a big part

Proposals to improve the sustainability performance of residential buildings as part of a new Queensland Building Plan are ignoring the biggest carbon win, according to chief executive of Timber Queensland Mick Stephens. Source: The Fifth Estate His association has called on the gover
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