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Forestry Corp fined for harm to koala habitat

Fines and costs totalling $285,600 have been levelled against Forestry Corporation NSW 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 Envi
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Opinion: John Clarke – McGowan hoodwinked by feel-good society

Let’s get one thing very clear from the start: WA Premier Mark McGowan’s decision to ban native forest harvesting in the south-west “because the trees have stopped growing and must be saved to store carbon” is nothing but a load of rubbish. McGowan, flanked by Forestry Minister Dave K
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Friday analysis: Joel Fitzgibbon championed forestry in office and continues with AFPA

Much is made, post Federal and State elections, of retired or even defeated former Ministers landing plush consulting jobs or directorships. All sides of politics carry out the game, usually making disparaging comments about “jobs for the boys” and so on. Sometimes the criticism is we
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Mount Gambier’s new technical college for economic growth of Limestone Coast

The South Australian Government will build one of its five new technical colleges in Mount Gambier and the new building will be co-located with the TAFE campus and the University of South Australia campus. Source: Timberbiz “Co-locating our new technical college at the Mt Gambier TAFE
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Long Reach Mill reaches 50

She’s the Grand Old Lady of the Tamar, some would say with a chequered past, but Long Reach Mill in the East Tamar celebrated its fiftieth anniversary this week, with pizza and cake shared by staff and management on the deck. Source: Timberbiz First opened in 1972 under the ownership
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Dr Jerry Leech now Dr Leech AM after Queen’s Birthday

Mount Gambier’s Dr Jerry Leech has been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday honours list released on Monday for his significant service to the forestry industry, tertiary education, and to the community. Source: The Border Watch “It was a surprise,” Dr
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Green Triangle awards announced with Pat Lamb honoured

The man credited with creating the wood chip industry, Pat Lamb, has been honoured at the Green Triangle Timber Industries Awards as an Industry Legend. The awards were presented at a gala event held at The Barn in Mount Gambier last week being held over from October last year because
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Former Labor Cabinet Minister Fitzgibbon joins AFPA board

Former Cabinet Minister and long serving Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon will join the Australian Forest Products Association board as an independent non-executive director. Source: Timberbiz Mr Fitzgibbon was Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry in the second Rudd Government and
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Corporate Plan for Private Forests Tasmania approved by minister

Private Forests Tasmania (PFT) has released its Corporate Plan that sets out its strategic direction, including its purpose, goals, and priorities for the next three years. Source: Timberbiz Private Forests Tasmania’s purpose is to facilitate and expand the sustainable developme
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RIP John Gibson of AE Gibson and Sons

AE Gibson and Sons has announced that its driving force and former owner John Gibson passed away on the 6 June 2022. Source: Timberbiz In a statement the company said that his passion, tenacity and leadership will be missed, and the 4th and 5th generation of Gibson management will con
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