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No bail out to cost timber industry jobs

The West Australian Government admits its refusal to bail out the timber industry may lead to job losses and business closures.
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Perryman seeks assurance on forestry sale

Mount Gambier mayor and Liberal candidate for Mount Gambier, Steve Perryman, has called on Labor Government Forestry Minister Rory McEwen to provide assurance the proposed upfront sale of three rotations of ForestrySA plantations is in the best interests of the region.
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Bushfire death toll continues to rise

Victoria Police can now confirm that 108 people have died as a result of bushfires across the state.
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Forest fuel load to blame for fires: Tuckey

OUTSPOKEN federal Liberal MP Wilson Tuckey has blamed the major parties for Victoria's bushfire tragedy, saying it's been caused by politicians pandering to green votes.
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Government package brings new hope

THE FEDERAL Government’s $42 billion economic stimulus package has been seen as a lifeline for the future for many in the forest and timber and associated industries. First announcements of the rescue package brought hope. Then hopes were dashed when the Opposition tried to block the
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Black Friday anniversary renews importance of ongoing bushfire research

AUSTRALIA’S PEAK fire management and research organizations are calling for ongoing support for scientific research to deal with the bushfires.
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Biochar – untested and unproven – or political football?

The global warming challenges we face have been linked to our addiction to digging “black stuff” out of the ground and using it to fuel our growth and prosperity. Biochar technology offers society the opportunity to pay back this historic greenhouse burden – by taking renewable resour
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GOVERNMENT STIMULUS AN OPPORTUNITY TO KNOCK ON WOOD

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) has welcomed the Federal Government’s $42 billion Nation Building and Jobs Plan as a critical step in safeguarding Australia’s economy whilst providing a remarkable opportunity to build an environmentally sustainable future.
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National timber industry publication set to re-launch

Ryan Publications, publishers of Australian Forests & Timber News, Daily Timber News and Australian Forests & Timber Directory, will re-launch Australian Timberman magazine in April 2009.
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Volvo truck engines to get Clean Air Power

UK-based Clean Air Power has announced an agreement with Volvo to development and incorporate their Dual-Fuel™ technology into Volvo truck engines. Dual-Fuel™ is a patented system which enables heavy duty diesel engines to run on up to 90 percent natural gas with a small amount of die
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