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New forests found by scientists

A team of scientists has found new areas of forest equivalent to 60% of the size of Australia. Source: ECU Daily According to the latest statistics from the World Bank, there was an estimated forest area worldwide of just under 40 million km2, increasing the estimated forest cover glo
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Tassie jobs go interstate according to government

Resources Minister Guy Barnett says Tasmanian sawmillers and forestry workers are seeking employment interstate because they are unable to access enough timber in Tasmania. Source: The Examiner Ahead of debate in the upper house around the government’s polarising forest bill, Mr Barne
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Deloitte report confirms forestry relevance

In responding to the Deloitte report released Make it big Adelaide, AFPA SA Manager John Stokes says it confirms the importance of forestry industry to the South Australian economy. Source: Timberbiz “As part of the agribusiness sector, Forestry contributes $1.5billion to the state’s
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CCH to close Morwell but Yarram is safe

The future of the 160 workers has been thrown in doubt with New Zealand-based Carter Holt Harvey announcing its Morwell sawmill will close as soon as August. The decision is unlikely to affect the operation of the CHH sawmill in Yarram. Source: Gippsland Times and Maffra Spectator CHH
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Putting a value on our tree-mendous natural resources 

Forestry, cotton and fisheries enterprises stand to reap the benefits of a $900,000 Coalition Government R&D investment that will improve competitiveness, increase access to international markets and allow better risk and cost management across the industries.  Source: Timberbiz D
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John Stokes heads SA AFPA

National body for forest, wood and paper products, the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), has announced the appointment of John Stokes as its new South Australian Manager. Source: Timberbiz Previously the CEO for Master Builders SA, Mr Stokes brings extensive experience in
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Australia’s forestry sector continues to break records

Australia’s forestry sector is continuing to enjoy some of the best conditions in its history, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). The report, Australian forest and wood products statistics: Septem
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Aussie forwarder champ takes on the world

The world championship of, the Forwarder World Cup will be held at Elmia with Australian Michael Scott representing the country. Source: Timberbiz Entrants from 11 countries are currently registered for the world championship, the Forwarder World Cup, including Aussie Michael Scott. F
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Election commitments for foresters delivered

  The 2017-18 Federal Budget has delivered on all commitments to Australia’s agricultural industries made by the Turnbull Government at the 2016 election. Source: Timberbiz Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston, said the Budget handed down this week
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Cover It adopts FOLS

Cover It Pty Ltd is the first harvesting contracting business in northern NSW that will move all operators over to the FOLS Skills Verification Program. FOLS is a national industry-led program, managed by ForestWorks. Source: Timberbiz Cover It Pty Ltd is one of 18 NSW harvesting comp
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