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National Timber & Hardware award date changes

The National Timber & Hardware Association has postponed two of its State Industry Awards until next year due to a clash of dates. Source: Timberbiz The 2024 Queensland awards will now be held on 22 March 2025 and the 2024 South Australia & Northern Territory awards will now b
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Engineering Excellence Awards nominations extended

Nominations for the Engineers Australia Excellence Awards Project of the Year have been extended until Tuesday 2 July. The awards recognise the achievements of the engineering professionals and cutting-edge engineering projects driving Australia forward. Source: Timberbiz Last year
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Opinion: Responsible Wood – Agents of change for sustainable forest products

In a world where environmental concerns are becoming increasingly urgent, making informed choices about the products we use has never been more critical. Sustainable forest products play a vital role in this equation, offering consumers an opportunity to support responsible forestry p
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Forestry protesters dangerously targeting logging trucks on the road

VicForests has issued an alert over the serious risks and hazards from threatening and aggressive driving targeting log trucks and other forestry workers. Source: Timberbiz The alert follows reports of anti-logging activists allegedly tailgating a 63-tonne logging truck from the Womba
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PFT’s new operations manager

Forestry has been in Jarrod Burn’s blood since he was a child working alongside his father on a forest harvesting operation. Source: Timberbiz “I’m a fifth-generation timber industry worker,” he said. Growing up on a family farm in the Liffey Valley, which included managed
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New CEO for VFPA

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) CEO, Andrew White to the role ahead of his commencement in late August 2024, AFPA Chief Executive Officer, Diana Hallam said. Source: Timberbiz “On behalf of AFPA and the broade
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FSC ANZ AGM marks 30 years of FSC for Life

FSC ANZ hosted its 17th Annual General Meeting on 30 May, marking a significant milestone with the celebration of 30 years of FSC globally under the theme ‘ FSC for Life.’ The event, held in Canberra and attended by members both in person and online, highlighted the organi
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Plantations benefit from the removal of the water rule

Australia’s forest industry can now celebrate the removal of the ‘water rule’ that for years has deterred new timber plantings participating in the Emissions Reduction Fund. Source: Timberbiz As of 1 June 2024, the water rule that had added conditions that plantation forestry needed t
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Building approvals flatline

Building approvals for new homes remained relatively flat in April, falling by 0.3% from already-depressed levels. Source: Timberbiz The Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday released its monthly building approvals data for April 2024 for detached houses and multi-units covering a
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Recovery underway at Tumut after region’s loss in bushfires

Nationals Member for Cootamundra and Shadow Minister for Crown Lands Steph Cooke has visited the Tumut region to meet forestry industry stakeholders and discuss the progress being made as the region continues to recover from the Black Summer bushfires. Source: Timberbiz Ms Cooke said
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