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17 ForestrySA firefighters to be recognised for service during Adelaide bushfires

Seventeen ForestrySA firefighters will be recognised for their significant contribution during the Cudlee Creek Bushfire. National Emergency Medals have been approved by the Governor-General, in recognition of sustained service during the nationally significant fire which devasted the
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Vic and WA governments ignore federal call to justify native forestry closures

The Victorian and Western Australian state Labor governments have failed to justify their native forestry closures with science after reportedly ignoring requests by the Federal Government for the data underpinning their decisions, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Prod
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Eden Forestry Hub 11th established under Forest Industries Plan

A new $1.1 million Regional Forestry Hub has been launched in Eden, New South Wales to support forest industries’ growth and innovation in the Eden region. This is Australia’s 11th Regional Forestry Hub established under the national Forest Industries Plan. Source: Timberbiz Ass
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Wood Market gets a new edge

Upgrades to Wood Market Edge online will put even more analytical tools in the hands of Australia and New Zealand’s forestry and wood products industry. Source: IndustryEdge Client feedback since Wood Market Edge online was launched in April 2020 focussed on three main areas: Global l
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Forestry should be part of gov’t modern manufacturing strategy

The Federal Government’s move to bring forward local manufacturing project funding amid concerns around supply chain disruption is welcomed but it again highlights why forest industries should be included as part of the Government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy (MMS), according to th
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Responsible Wood announces community grant recipients

Five community groups have been awarded grants from Responsible Wood through their 2021/22 Community Grants Program. Responsible Wood Community Grants are awarded for collaborative community-based projects, activities or events that connect communities to Responsible Wood certified fo
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High Court rejects Appeal by Friends of Leadbeaters

The High Court has refused the Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum request to appeal to the High Court in their case against VicForests. In the decision on Friday the High Court ruled that it did not find any fault with the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision. Source: Timberbiz The Friends
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New RDO Equipment dealership means more opportunities for Tasmania

RDO Equipment, Launceston’s local John Deere construction and forestry and Vermeer equipment dealer, has opened its new flagship Tasmanian dealership, creating more jobs and opportunities for customers in the region and across the state. Source: Timberbiz The new dealership is expecte
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Date set for Green Triangle awards in 2022

The Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards Ceremony will be held on 11 March 2022 in Mount Gambier. Celebrating category finalists and announcing the 2021 GTTIA Award winners, the gala event will showcase the individuals and companies achieving great things in the area. Source: Timberb
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Victorian government wants to expand definition of old growth forest

The Victorian Upper House inquiry into ecosystem decline wants to expand the definition of ‘old growth’ forest to include mature trees that are now being harvested. The Environment and Planning Committee recommended that the Victorian Government review the definitions of forest used i
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