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Member for Gippsland tells ministers you must buy Australian paper

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has written to all Federal Ministers encouraging them and their departments to buy Australian paper. Mr Chester said all Ministers and government departments using imported paper in their offices should switch to Australian paper. Source: Ti
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Tas Labor, Liberals and FWCA say they’ve had enough of BBF protestors

Tasmania’s forest workers, their families and communities are tired of the emotional and financial stress caused by professional activists who continue to disrupt their workplaces, according to Forest and Wood Communities Australia. Source: Timberbiz The FWCA says that protest action
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Britton Timbers labels BBF protestors terrorists in Tasmania

An attack by protestors on a sawmill in Tasmania this morning has prompted a call from the Managing Director of Britton Timbers that enough is enough. Source: Timberbiz Eight Bob Brown Foundation protesters were arrested after an early morning sit-in at McKays sawmill in Brighton. The
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Murrindindi Council decision leads protestors to Snobs Creek

Protestors have begun disrupting forestry activities at coupes at Snobs Creek in the Central Highlands of Victoria following a local council’s unanimous decision last week to advocate for logging to cease in the area. Source: Timberbiz Murrindindi Shire Council on Wednesday called on
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Recovered paper exports: Indonesia replaces China as main destination

Australia’s exports of recovered paper totalled 1.022 million tonnes in 2020, down just 4.3% compared with 2019. While newsworthy, the really important news in the market is that Indonesia has almost exactly replaced the influence of China for Australian exporters, accounting for 37%
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$29m funding for SA bushfire affected regions

The Australian and South Australian Governments announced almost $29 million in funding for 12 new projects to boost local economies across South Australia’s bushfire-affected communities. Source: Timberbiz Local Economic Recovery (LER) support under the National Bushfire Recovery Fun
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ABARES 2021 conference goes virtual tomorrow

Industry-leading experts will benchmark sector performance and explore the challenges and opportunities for growing Australian agriculture at this week’s ABARES Outlook 2021 conference. Source: Timberbiz Australia’s premier agricultural information-sharing and networking event is goin
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CFMEU wants Morrison to demand ministers use Aussie-made paper

The union representing pulp and paper workers, CFMEU Manufacturing, wants the Prime Minister Scott Morrison to direct his Ministers to require their departments source Australian-made paper. Source: Timberbiz The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has one of the strongest track
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Uni of Tas academic staff to train on research integrity after faulty bushfire study 

The University of Tasmania will require academic staff undergo training on the importance of research integrity and the disclosure of conflicts of interest. It follows the university’s investigation into the publication of a flawed study last year that linked forestry operations and b
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VFPA slams Murrindindi council trying to stop logging at Snobs Creek

The Victorian Forest Products Association has slammed a northern Victorian council’s unanimous decision to advocate for logging to cease in the Snobs Creek area. Murrindindi Shire Council on Wednesday called on the Victorian Government to phase out current native timber harvesting act
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