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AGM for IFA and AFG, and WA AGM

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) and Australian Forest Growers (AFG) will be held on 25 October in Melbourne. There will be an election of directors at the meeting. The IFA and AFG merged in early 2019 and the merged identity is called
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NSW preps 50 more firefighters for busy fire season

More than 50 Forestry Corporation of NSW firefighters honed their skills in a five-day training camp at Johns River in preparation for a busy fire season ahead. Staff from the Mid North Coast, Hunter, Northern Tablelands, North Coast and Pilliga areas were trained in essential firefig
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RDO equipment gets behind AUSTimber 2020

Former Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) chair and director Ian Reid is supporting new John Deere construction and forestry equipment dealer, RDO Equipment, which he says should be congratulated for its investment in the market and AUSTimber 2020. Source: Timberbiz RDO
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4.5 million seeds start to deliver for Australian homes

More than 4.5 million radiata pine (Pinus radiata) seeds have started the first steps in a process that will ultimately deliver the building blocks of Australia’s homes in three decades. The tiny pine seeds started stratification, which is the first part of the 8-11 month growing proc
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IFA hosts Innovation in Forestry seminar

The Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) is hosting a seminar on Innovation in Forestry in Melbourne on 10 October 2019 from 1pm until 3.30pm at the Performance Space, Library at the Dock at Docklands. Source: Timberbiz The seminar will cover topics including: The latest developm
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Vic Government cancels community consultation on code for timber

The Victorian State Government has cancelled its community consultation process into reforms to the code of practice for timber production. State Environment Minister Lily D’Ambosio took the odd step of announcing the community engagement on the code through a release on Twitter. Sour
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FSC turns 25

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is celebrating 25 years of taking care of the world’s forests, having opened its first office in Oaxaca, Mexico in August 1994. In 1994, the FSC Secretariat opened its doors with only three staff members. In 2003, it relocated its headquarters to B
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New Forest Stewardship Council CEO

The Forest Stewardship Council has appointed Damian Paull as its new CEO. He replaces Sara Gipton who stood down at the end of September. Source: Timberbiz Ms Gipton has played a critical role in FSC Australia’s successes over the past two years, including the finalisation, launch, an
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NSW to toughen farm invasion protestor laws

AFPA and AFCA have welcomed NSW Government proposed complementary legislation supporting the Federal Government’s greater protection for forest industries under tough new ‘farm invasion’ laws. Forestry and forest product processing operations will be included in the NSW Government’s p
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Rubicon Victoria forestry workers placed in danger by protestors

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) is concerned at the lack of government support for local harvesting contractors. Protesters have been invading operations and placing themselves and workers at risk. Rubicon Cable Co was a recent target. Source: Timberbiz “Proteste
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