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Australian and NZ softwood log prices lift despite price drops

The Australian and New Zealand regional Softwood Log Price Index lifted 14.4% in March, despite deteriorating prices for Australian exports. Source: IndustryEdge The combined weighted index, based in US dollars, rose entirely due to a 16.1% lift in New Zealand’s export price according
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Five new research projects for Queensland forestry hub

The South & Central Queensland Regional Forestry Hub has engaged forestry and technical experts to deliver five new research projects to assist in increasing the productivity and sustainability of the region’s forest and timber industry. Source: Timberbiz Hub Manager, Kerry Fullar
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Cadet Forester program for Tasmanian high school students

Applications are now open for the 2023 Cadet Forester Program and will close on 11 November 2022. There are currently five Cadet Forester Program Australian School based Apprenticeships (ASbA) available in Tasmania in 2023 for students who are currently in Year 10 or 11 (Year 11 or 12
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Grafton Nursery replanting runs ahead of schedule

Three years on from the 2019-20 fires, the Grafton timber industry is looking to the future, with a 10-year supply of timber and wood products on offer for processors looking to set up in the region. Source: Timberbiz Forestry Corporation of NSW Grafton District Manager Trent Froud sa
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Tour to Tumut for the Department of Agriculture

Six officials from the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment were given a first-hand look at the importance of the timber industry on a tour of the Tumut/Tumbarumba region organised by the Murray Region Forestry Hub. Source: Timberbiz The MRFH is one of 11 Commo
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WA boosts native forestry transition plan by $30M

Western Australia’s Just Transition Plan set up to support workers and businesses impacted by the State Government’s sudden decision to end the native forestry sector by 2024 has been boosted by a further $30 million. Source: Timberbiz This takes the total allocated to the Just Transi
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Coalition has a 5-star forestry plan, Labor scores 4 stars

The Coalition’s forest industry policy commitments have been given a “five stars out of five” ahead of Labor at “four stars” by the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz An AFPA analysis of the major political parties’ forest industry policy commitments has found t
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UN World Forestry Congress confirms timber’s crucial role for climate

The United Nations’ World Forestry Congress has confirmed sustainable timber production is crucial to achieving the international climate and environmental goals needed this century. Source: Timberbiz The recent World Forestry Congress Ministerial Call on Sustainable Wood confirmed th
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New training course for changes to managing swift parrot habitat

A new biodiversity training course to support forest workers to implement upcoming changes to the management requirements for swift parrot habitat for forestry operations within Tasmania’s Eastern Tiers is being planned for June. Source: Timberbiz This one-day field-based course
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Cutting Through to the root of problems

Forico is partnering with Rural Alive and Well and its sector-specific Cutting Through program, aimed at bringing critical support to Tasmanians in the forestry and timber industry. Source: Timberbiz RAW is a Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation, building mentally healthy and resilie
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