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National bushfire summit urgently needed

Pressure is being brought to bear on the Federal Government to hold a national bushfire summit “as a matter of national security”.
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Laminex to expand using Government funding

Gympie manufacturer Laminex will use $180,000 of state Government funding to increase its competitiveness and capture new domestic and export markets.
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VAFI appoints new communications chief

After almost two years as the communications manager for the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), John Liston has packed his bags and is heading off to tackle new and exciting challenges in the United Kingdom.
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Applications for 2010 Max Jacobs Grants closes next week

A reminder that applications for the 2010 Max Jacobs Grant close next week – 30 September 2009!
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New acoustic technology helps increase sustainable timber production

Financial returns and productivity from fire-damaged pine plantations at Pinjar and Yanchep have been maximised thanks to new acoustic tools now in use by the Forest Products Commission (FPC).
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FWPA rejects greenwashing claims

Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) has rejected ‘greenwashing’ claims that its Wood. Naturally Better™ print advertising campaign is flawed.
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Australian Forestry Certification Scheme (AFCS) – Stakeholders dialogue forum

Australian Forestry Standard Limited are inviting stakeholders in the Ausralian Forestry Certification Scheme to attend a free forum being held Wednesday 16 September at the Hyatt Hotel, Yarralumla, ACT.
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State government commitment to forest agreements essential to the future of Australia’s

The National Association of Forest Industries (NAFI) is urging state governments to follow the lead of the Federal Government by reconfirming their commitments to Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) as the cornerstone of forest management in Australia, thereby ensuring ongoing investm
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FWPA supports ‘Sustainable House Day 2009’ through

On Sunday 13 September this year, hundreds of people will visit houses throughout Australia to see how everyday Aussies are using wood and other sustainable products to do their bit for climate change. FWPA’s Wood. Naturally Better. ™ program is sponsoring ‘Sustainable House Day 2009’
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SCHOLARSHIP FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY

Forest & Wood Products Australia is calling for applications for the 2010 Russell Grimwade Prize for the advancement of forestry science in Australia.
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