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Victorian Government erects more hurdles for timber workers

Victorian Government bureaucrats have thrown yet another hurdle in front of timber workers trying to salvage up to 500,000 tonnes of windblown fallen timber from the Wombat Forest, following the June 2021 storms. Source: Weekly Times Harvest and haulage contractor Jim Greenwood, who i
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$28M farm forestry package for NSW

The NSW Government has unveiled a record $28 million Farm Forestry package as part of the 2022/23 State Budget to bolster on-the-ground support for producers, drive innovation and promote best practice in sustainable farm forestry businesses. Source: Timberbiz Deputy Premier and Minis
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Hyne mill saw doctor finally receives his award

Tumbarumba apprentice Steven Arnold has won an award for being a doctor, but a doctor of a very different type. Source: Tumbarumba Times The Hyne Timber Tumbarumba Mill worker received the Saw Doctor Apprentice of the Year award from Tumut TAFE when he attained his certificate in Saw
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New director for Private Forests Tasmania

Private Forests Tasmania (PFT) has appointed Dr Joanna Jones as a new director. Dr Jones is a senior consultant with Pinion Advisory and an adjunct senior researcher with the University of Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz PFT has said that it welcomes Dr Jones to the PFT Board where her sk
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Forestry Australia refutes claims native forestry harms climate

The peak national organisation representing forest scientists and professionals has refuted claims that native forest harvesting in Tasmania has impacted negatively on the climate*. Source: Timberbiz Forestry Australia President Bob Gordon said on the contrary, the carbon sequestering
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Forestry NSW responds to fines acknowledging errors

Forestry Corporation NSW has responded to fines totalling  $285,600 after the Land and Environment Court found tree felling in exclusion zones had done “actual harm” to koala habitat in Wild Cattle Creek Forest near Coffs Harbour. Source: Timberbiz The Land and Environment Court hande
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WA Forest Products Act allows FPC to trade in carbon assets

Amendments to Western Australia’s Forest Products Act 2000 that will allow the Forest Products Commission (FPC) to trade in carbon assets has passed through State Parliament. Source: Timberbiz Until now, the FPC’s functions were restricted to dealing with forest products, which
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Remote hi-tech forest training at NSW TAFE

TAFE NSW is at the forefront of a technological revolution in forestry training, with state-of-the-art new equipment allowing forestry apprentices to learn remotely and reduce travel costs and downtime. Source: Timberbiz TAFE NSW Tumut, in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, is one
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NZ’s Quayside acquires substantial part of PF Olsen

Quayside Holdings has acquired 44% of PF Olsen, with the deal closing on 10 June 2022. Direct Capital is selling its shareholding after 11 years as a shareholder. Source: Timberbiz PF Olsen is a leading provider of independent professional forestry services and celebrated their 50th a
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Blue Sky award for sandalwood biomass uses

  Dr Sam Van Holsbeeck from the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Forest Research Institute has won the Blue-Sky Young Researcher Innovation Award. Source: Timberbiz Organised by the Australian Forest Products Association, the Australian national competition is the first stage o
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