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Tumbarumba prepares for new fire season

Forestry Corporation has put 40 new firefighting recruits through their paces at its Tumbarumba training camp in preparation for the fire season ahead. New recruits and contractors from North Coast, Mid North Coast, Bathurst, Deniliquin, Batemans Bay, Eden, Bombala, Tumut, Moss Vale a
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FWP new board member to add construction to the mix

An experienced construction specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry for 38 years has been to the Forest & Wood Products Australia Board. Brisbane-based Yvonne Pengilly was elected at the FWPA’s online AGM and Stephen Dadd, Katie Fowden
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Victorian Supreme Court dismisses Friends of the Forest case

The Victorian Supreme Court has dismissed a case against VicForests brought by Kinglake Friends of the Forest Inc. Kinglake was granted an injunction in June last year halting VicForests’ operations after it alleged that VicForests had breached logging regulations in 14 coupes in the
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Opinion: Nick Steel – Tasmanian forestry isn’t damaging the state’s brand

Surely the complete hypocrisy of the Tasmanian Greens and a handful of tourism operators latest claim, that Tasmanian forestry is damaging the Tasmanian brand, is not lost on the public. Native forestry and tourism in Tasmania are now and always have been intrinsically linked and comp
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Friday analysis: It’s forestry that helps not hinders tourism industry

It is a fact that many of the roads, parks, walking trails and bike paths in our native forest regions across Australia are only there because of the forestry industry. The industry keeps the roads and tracks clear, and, in many cases, helps fund and create facilities. When tourists g
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Timber pallet shortage can be managed by forestry

A national shortage of timber pallets used to transport consumer goods, from food to electronics and even beer, further demonstrates just how important our national forest industries are to provide timber and fibre products, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Sou
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Tas Greens tell parliament forestry and tourism can’t co-exist

The Tasmanian Liberal Government has dismissed claims that forestry and tourism cannot co-exist in the State. “It is a matter of fact that a number of our iconic tourism ventures are located on or adjacent to forestry land, and have been for a number of years,” Resources Minister Guy
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Quality applications for Responsible Wood Community Grants

Responsible Wood has been overwhelmed by the response of community, with applications received by community groups connected to Responsible Wood-certified forests across Australia for its Responsible Wood Community Grants program. Source: Timberbiz This is the program’s second year, f
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Tas Tree Alliance marketing campaign a finalist in marketing awards

Tasmania’s Tree Alliance marketing campaign, launched in October 2020, has been named a finalist in two categories of the Australian Institute of Marketing Awards for Marketing Excellence. Source: Timberbiz The categories include: Creativity in Brand, Product or Service Marketing; and
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Sweetman Renewables expands divisions after new business deals

Sweetman Renewables has announced an expansion of its three business divisions after the recent closure of multiple deals, putting it centre stage of the green energy revolution. Source: Timberbiz After a successful pre-IPO raising, the NSW company is expanding its three business divi
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