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Officeworks commits to Greening Australia

FSC certificate holder, Officeworks, has partnered with Greening Australia to plant two trees for every one consumed in producing its products. The initiative was taken by retail giant, Officeworks, because it is aware of the impact its paper-based products can have on the environment
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FPC revisits sandalwood trials

Forest Products Commission (FPC) staff members re-assessed previous Western Australian sandalwood trials to collect new data.Technical Support Manager Jon Brand said the sandalwood trials were established in semi-arid regions near Paynes Find (Ninghan and Burnerbinmah) and Menzies (Go
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June Roache reappointed to lead SA forest management

ForestrySA Board Chairperson June Roache has been reappointed for another term to lead the state’s forest management authority. South Australian Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the reappointment of Ms Roache as ForestrySA’s Chair
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NSW state funding of $20m for softwood roadworks

A $20.35 million road funding grant applied for by the Softwoods Working Group (SWG) under the NSW Government’s Growing Local Economies Program has been successful. SWG Chair Peter Crowe said the grant was tremendous news for the regional economy. Source: Timberbiz The $20.35 million
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New federal secretary for forestry

Australia’s $24 billion forest products industry has welcomed the appointment of the new Secretary for Agriculture, Water and Environment Andrew Metcalfe AO and pays tribute to the outgoing Secretary Daryl Quinlivan. Source: Timberbiz This change occurred as a consequence of the reduc
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TDA hosts 2-day CLT and mill tour

Finding 20 of Australia’s leading architects, engineers, builders and developers in a Tumbarumba plantation forest, in the heart of the Forestry Corporation of NSW softwood pine plantations is not an everyday sight. But with as they increasing look to timber, Tumbarumba and the twin c
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Labor – $910m on level crossings and $120m to support timber workers

The Victorian State Government has been slammed for its appalling devaluation of native timber industry workers. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath said a State Government statement boasted Labor’s funding of $744 million for level crossings in Edithvale, Che
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OFO keeps the Xmas spirit going with free trees

The team at OneFortyOne (OFO) is getting into the spirit of Christmas and giving away Christmas trees this December. For the fourth year in a row, OneFortyOne will have pine trees fresh from the forest available at its depots in Mt Gambier, Nangwarry, Mt Burr and Glencoe for the gener
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Xmas in Queensland under a pinus radiata

Staff and visitors to the Queensland Parliamentary Annexe are enjoying the fresh smell of pine from having a real Christmas tree located in the building’s foyer. Speaker of the Queensland Parliament, Curtis Pitt was thrilled for the Parliament to host a real Christmas tree. Source: Ti
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Timber Release Plan – VicForests’ open house in Gippsland

VicForests is inviting the community to learn more about proposed changes to the Timber Release Plan (TRP) 2019 at an Open House in Traralgon on 11 December 2019. Regular revision of the TRP is an important part of VicForests’ routine planning for timber harvesting in Victoria’s east.
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