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Time to manage feral deer in Victoria

The time has come for an integrated strategy to manage our feral deer populations, according to the Victorian Forest Products Association. The call follows the release of the ABARES Pest and Weed Survey results, which shows that feral deer are a significant pest in north eastern Victo
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OFO makes a dream come true for local aspiring electrician

Shaiykirra Jones had her heart set on being an electrician but she was unable to find an apprenticeship in the South East of South Australia so she decided to start with theory at university in Adelaide. Source: Timberbiz “My dad is a carpenter and I always liked helping him out doing
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Safety campaign to reduce dangerously loaded trucks

A new safety campaign has been launched to reduce the number of dangerously loaded trucks operating on regional roads. Deputy Prime Minister, Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack said he welcomed the project initiated by Parkes,
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Vic Government misses the mark with carbon storage

The Victorian Government’s climate change strategy announcement provides a proposed roadmap for Victoria to achieve zero emissions but misses the opportunity to maximise carbon sequestration from wood and paper products, according to the Victorian Forest Products Association. Source:
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KIPT to reply to latest takeover offer

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers is expected to reply today to an offer by a Sydney-based investment management company to buy all of Kangaroo Island Plantation Timber’s shares in an on-market takeover bid. Source: Timberbiz The bid by Samuel Terry Asset Management relies on existin
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Last truck carries burnt logs to mill in NSW

The last log truck carrying salvaged, burnt logs from the 2019/20 bushfires was waved into the Hyne Tumbarumba Mill on Tuesday. The unprecedented, 15 months of salvage harvesting has seen more than 1.6 million burnt plantation pine logs processed at the Hyne Mill alone. The burnt bark
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Report shows Labor’s forestry decision will cut down communities

The closure of Victoria’s native timber industry, planned by the Andrews Labor Government, will have a massive impact on local employment and the local economy, according to the leader of the Nationals in Victoria Peter Walsh. Source: Timberbiz At the end of 2019, the Victorian Govern
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Carbon Neutral by 2050 with sustainable forestry and timber

Increasing sustainable forestry and timber industries is key to achieving the global ‘Carbon Neutral by 2050’ goal, according to the new chairman of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization’s Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries. Source: Timberbiz “Th
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Tasmanian Timber Awards benefit industry and staff

This year the Tasmanian Timber Awards will again recognise excellence in the forest and forest products industries at its gala dinner event in September at Launceston’s Albert Hall. As well as the 13 award categories featured in 2019, it will this year include a new award category, wh
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Final stages of log haulage code of practice needs public comment

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has begun the final stages of its review before registration of the Forestry Log Haulage Code of Practice (LHC) and on Wednesday began a 28-day public consultation period. Source: Timberbiz Across a three-year process, the Australian Forest
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