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Active fuel management can help reduce bushfire risk

The Queensland timber industry has praised the efforts of the state’s fire and emergency services in the recent central Queensland bushfires, while recommending that more action be undertaken on fuel reduction and preventative management to mitigate future impacts. Timber Queensland C
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Christmas gift from Forestry Corp to government

A Christmas tree grown by Forestry Corporation of NSW proudly sits in Government House in the Centre of Sydney as a visual reminder of the forestry industry and the value it provides. In the spirit of Christmas, the Forestry Corporation donated the 5-metre tall Christmas tree – a radi
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Top 5: Market Points from IndustryEdge

Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au 679,284 bdmt – Aust
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KPMG report shows Australia behind in biofuels

A 299-megawatt power station in the UK fuelled totally from timber residues is an example to Australia of the role that wood can play in the sustainable bioenergy economy, according to a new report. Tees Renewable Energy Plant is a biomass-fired combined heat and power plant that is u
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AFCA Hall of Fame and industry presentations

The Australian Forestry Contractors’ Association (AFCA) has continued the tradition of recognising and celebrating the important contribution those in the forestry industry have made over a long period of time at the Hall of Fame and annual dinner 2018. More than 100 guests witnessed
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FSC hosts Chinese forestry delegation

FSC Australia was asked to host a Chinese State and Provincial forestry delegation to learn more about FSC, how standards are developed and what are the drivers for certification.  Adam Beaumont, APAC Regional Director provided an introduction to FSCI (globally), followed by FSC Austr
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Australian forestry delegation in Japan for trade relationship

An Australian forest industries delegation is in Japan this week meeting with Japanese industry leaders and government officials. The trip is aimed at forging stronger trade ties and to reinforce Australia’s sustainable forest management practices. The delegation will update Japanese
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EWPAA supports Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products

The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA) supports the recommendations and final report by the Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products (NCBPs), released last week. The recommendations centre on increased compliance in all levels of the construction i
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Solaris Paper Acquires Asaleo Care

Solaris Paper has acquired ASX listed Asaleo Care’s Australian consumer tissue business. In the deal which was announced to the ASX on 6 December, Solaris Paper will obtain complete ownership of Asaleo Care’s Australian brands which include, Sorbent toilet and facial tissue, Pur
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Pulp and paper leads the way in sustainability and innovation

Australia’s renewable pulp and paper industries are leading the way in global sustainability and innovation, according to the 2018 National Pulp and Paper Sustainability Report. “The report confirms Australia’s renewable pulp and paper industries are setting the agenda with ambitious
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