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Innovations in log transport follow-up event

In log transport, an array of new innovations around electric, hydrogen and diesel-hybrid powered vehicles, truck automation and platooning continue to be rolled out. Right now, there’s huge interest being shown by local forestry and log haulage companies. Already, many firsts for fue
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The complexity of timber harvesting across multiple fronts

Australia is home to 134 million hectares of forests covering approximately 17% of the land area, and storing an estimated 10.5 billion tonnes of carbon, with 98.8% held in native forests. Source: Architecture & Design Of the 132 million hectares of native forest primarily dominat
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Responsible Wood strengthens ties in Queensland

Responsible Wood Sustainability Manager, Matt de Jongh, recently visited Brisbane to strengthen partnerships and advocate for sustainable practices in the timber industry. Source: Timberbiz His agenda included meetings with key industry players and participation in the Sustainable Ind
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NHVR on track in Queensland

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is on track to transition responsibility for delivering heavy vehicle regulatory services, including on-road compliance and enforcement, from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), on 20 April 2024. Source: Timberbiz NH
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FWCA at Primex Field Days

Forest and Wood Communities Australia (FWCA) will be participating in the upcoming Primex Field Days, a significant event that fosters crucial connections between the agriculture sector, timber communities, forestry industries, and the everyday individual. Source: Timberbiz Primex Fie
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Engineered Wood Products welcomes Diana Hallam to the fold

The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia has welcomed the appointment of Diana Hallam as the new Australian Forest Products Association Chief Executive Officer which it says comes at an important time for the renewable timber products sector. Source: Timberbiz “Diana ha
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Hardwood alliance doing the hard work in Western Victoria

Western Victoria’s new plantation hardwood strategic alliance, GT Hardwood, is actively educating the community on its plans to invest in new plantation trees to meet the world’s growing consumption for fibre-based products and mitigate the continued decline in resource. Source: Timbe
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Scion joins ARC Advanced Timber Hub

Scion has become a member of The Australian Research Council (ARC) Advance Timber Hub. This five-year, $16.5 million research initiative was recently launched at The University of Queensland, Australia in the presence of industry leaders, academic partners, and government officials in
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FSC webinar on navigating compliance with illegal logging laws

FSC is organising a webinar Navigating Compliance with Australia’s Illegal Logging Prohibition Laws in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and SCS Global Services. Source: Timberbiz This session is tailored for importers and processors sourcin
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Forestry wishlist for March Tasmanian election

All Tasmanian political parties are being urged to throw their support behind the state’s sustainable forestry industry, ahead of the 23 March State election. Source: Timberbiz Speaking at the launch of the Tasmanian Forest Products Association Election Wishlist, TFPA Chief Executive
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