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WA’s ‘gold standard of transparency’ gets lost in the forest

Western Australia’s Opposition has slammed the McGowan Government for refusing to provide details around terms for paying $200,000 of taxpayers’ money to the Australian Workers Union. Source: Timberbiz Shadow Forestry Minister Steve Martin said the recent Auditor-General report outlin
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Forestry Corp responds to recent penalties in Dampier and South Brooman

Forestry Corporation regrets that it made an error during operations in Dampier State Forest 2019 and removed trees from an area that should have been protected around a disused mineshaft. Source: Timberbiz Forestry Corporation carries out pre-harvest surveys and searches and marks al
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Opinion: Gavin Butcher – Fact-checking the six excuses of Dave Kelly

Dave Kelly, WA’s Minister for Forestry, has come up with a grab-bag of reasons to explain his decision to abandon an industry he is meant to champion. Each of his reasons come straight from the green activists’ playbook, rather than from scientists and the industry. CLAIM 1. Native fo
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Friday analysis: the clash of cultures in current fire management

Extreme fire weather days have increased in Australia by 56% over the last four decades, according to new research from an international team of scientists, including CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. The results, published today, shows that the fire season length across Aus
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3.2 million seedlings to be planted in Bombala

Forestry Corporation of NSW has started its record 2022 replanting program, with 3.2 million seedlings set to be replanted into 2,950 hectares of Bombala pine plantations previously harvested or affected by bushfires. Source: Timberbiz Forestry Corporation’s Silviculture & Fire Co
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$28M for NSW will ease timber shortages

The NSW Government’s $28 million funding injection to grow farm forestry will help NSW farmers to become foresters and ease the state’s timber shortages amid record demand, according to Australian Forest Products Association NSW. Source: Timberbiz AFPA NSW Chief Executive Officer Vict
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Call for EOIs for Standards Development Group Extended

In an effort to establish a balanced Standards Development Group (SDG) for the revision of the National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for Australia, the call for expressions of interest to join the SDG has been extended to 10 July 2022. Source: Timberbiz The SDG is tasked with pr
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Standards for Sustainable Forest Management workshops

In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the AS/NZS 4708 Standard for Sustainable Forest Management – requirements. As part of the communication process, Responsible Wood Sustainability Manager Matt de Jongh is holding workshops and meetings throughout Austral
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Forestry Tasters to tempt students in Gippsland

The Gippsland Forestry Hub is holding its ‘Gippsland Forestry Taster Program’ for three days over two consecutive weeks from 20 – 22 June and 27 – 29 June 2022. Source: Timberbiz The Gippsland Forestry Hub launched its first Forestry Taster Program, the focus was on great
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Gippsland Nationals welcome increased protection for forestry workers

  Gippsland’s forestry industry will benefit from new laws aimed to increase protection from politically motivated protest disruption. Source: Timberbiz The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien said he was happy to join his Nationals colleagues in supporting the Sus
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