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Kangaroo Island independent growers’ MOU with KIPT

Kangaroo Islandʼs 12 plantation forest growers are working together to maximise the benefits of the forestry industry for the community of Kangaroo Island. At a recent meeting in Parndana, most of the Islandʼs Independent Timber Growers (blue gum and pine) met with Kangaroo Island Pla
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Timber Trainers conference

The Australian Timber Trainers Association conference is to be held from 29-30 July on the Gold Coast with a number of well known industry figures speaking. It will be held at the Surfers Paradise Novotel. Source: Timberbiz Highlights of the conference agenda are presentations on: Ski
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Top 5 – Australian Softwood Log Exports

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 Softwood Log Export
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AFPA welcomes Federal Labor’s new shadow ministry 

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed Federal Labor’s new shadow ministry, announced by Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese earlier this week. The announcement included the appointment of Joel Fitzgibbon to the agriculture portfolio and Mark Butler remaining wi
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Wood: The Ultimate Renewable campaign launch

A new forestry advertising campaign with the logo, ‘Wood: The Ultimate Renewable’, is set to hit the screens, not just as a re-invigorated branding, but as a strategic reframing and an organising idea for the whole forestry sector. The campaign, launched in Melbourne on Tuesday night,
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Phase 2 of RFAs for Victoria

In May-June 2019, the Victorian Government (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions) and Australian Government (Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and Department of Environment and Energy) will undertake joint engage
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10 million softwood seedlings to be planted in 2019

Forestry Corporation NSW’s 2019 softwood planting program is underway with planting commencing at Grafton. The 2019 planting campaign will see contract crews planting almost 10 million pine seedlings on the State‐owned estate across NSW. Source: Timberbiz The program started in Grafto
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Forestry analyst values forests at $18b

Forestry deals in Australia and New Zealand over the past 20 years have totalled up to $18 billion, according to a leading forestry analyst. Managing director Indufor Asia-Pacific (Australia), Andrew Morton, said the value of 93 transactions in Australasia over the 20-year period was
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Burma refugee at a home in the Green Triangle

When people talk about someone who’s come a long way Peh Boo could be that person. A refugee from Burma, he is working at OneFortyOne’s nursery at Glencoe. For Peh Boo it’s not just the opportunity to work with nature, outside in the fresh air, doing a good day’s work it is also the c
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NSW Central West hazard reduction burning complete

Planned burning has reduced the bushfire risk now that the Forestry Corporation of NSW has completed its annual program of cool burning across central west NSW to reduce the forest fuel load and the risk and impact of summer bushfires. Source: Timberbiz The hazard reduction burning pr
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