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Read All About It! Recycle that newsprint

Australians recycled more than 153,000 tonnes of newsprint in 2018, amounting to 74.1% of total consumption. The recovery rate was down 1.3% on the prior year, underscoring the difficulties in all markets for recyclables over the last year according to the latest edition of a long run
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Tasmanian minister says state’s timber industry to double

Tasmania aims to double the value-add of the state’s timber industry to $1.2 billion by 2036, with a big emphasis on expanding exports. That plan was set out by the Minister for Resources and Minister for Building and Construction, Sarah Courtney, in a speech to a conference dinner ho
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New ministers for forestry announced

Australia’s forest industries congratulate the new Minister for Agriculture, Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie and Assistant Minister with responsibility for Forestry and Fisheries, Tasmanian Senator Jonathon Duniam. Source: Timberbiz “Prime Minister Morrison’s new Cabinet demonstrat
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Sustainable Timber Tas and Parks & Wildlife announce road openings 

Florentine Road and Arve Road to the Hartz Mountain junction in Tasmania have been reopened.  As a result of the Gell River and Riveaux Road bushfires, Florentine Road and Arve Road have remained closed since the beginning of the year due to unsafe and hazardous conditions. After exte
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More staff at Tumut for annual pine seedling season

Seven staff have started at Tumut’s Blowering Nursery to assist with Forestry Corporation of NSW’s annual pine seedling dispatch. This brings the local nursery workforce to 17 people, they manage a critical step in the forestry cycle. Source: Timberbiz Forestry Corporation’
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Engineering students gain from exposure to technical innovations

Engineering students from across Australia have been benefiting from exposure to the most up-to-the-minute technical developments and innovations in timber construction from across the globe. Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) regularly sponsors students to attend the World Con
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Tasmanian Landcare Action Grants open

The Tasmanian Government has allocated funding of $1.8m over four years in the 2018-19 State Budget for the establishment of the Landcare Action Grants Program to provide State funded grant opportunities to co-invest with farmers, Landcare, and other community organisations on practic
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Bats and frogs given a helping hand by forestry industry

Forestry Corporation of NSW ecologists from Eden are excited after rediscovering a highly isolated population of the vulnerable Littlejohn’s Tree Frog (Litoria littlejohni) nearly two decades after its last local sighting. While in South Australia OneFortyOne is heading into the caves
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Queensland forest field day educates landowners on sustainable forestry

More than 35 landowners attended the inaugural Forest Field Day hosted by Parkside Timber and Private Forestry Services Queensland (PFSQ), educating landowners on the benefits of sustainable forestry and the importance of ensuring that timber meets Responsible Wood forest certificatio
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Timbermax winch systems now available in Australia

Onetrak has been appointed as the national dealer for Timbermax – a welcome addition to Onetrak’s product range and its forestry flagship brand Tigercat. Timbermax Traction-Winch systems make timber easier to access in demanding steep-slope operations and provides better safety, incre
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