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FWPA Grower Research Advisory Committee

Following the restructured engagement process, FWPA has embedded a new grower-focused voluntary matching program within its operations, off the back of extensive industry consultation. Source: Timberbiz Over the last 18 months, a number of major growers have worked together to fund a
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Practical sawmilling workshops key to WoodTECH 2017

Two years ago – over two weeks – the FIEA WoodTECH technology series achieved a record turnout of local sawmilling companies.  Over 350 delegates attended. Source: Timberbiz All major sawmilling companies in addition to leading tech providers from throughout Australasia, North America
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Australian winner of forestry photo contest

Australia’s certified forests are incredibly diverse and the winning entry in a national photo contest highlights the enjoyment they give to visitors from all walks of life. Source: Timberbiz Australian Forestry Standard CEO Simon Dorries, commenting on the award, said the contest hel
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New FWPA ForestLearning manager

Beth Welden joins Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) as program manager for ForestLearning, having led programs across K-12 learning areas and served as director on the Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA) board. Source: Timberbiz Ms Welden is a passionate
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Health and safety’s new audit tool

A new Work Health and Safety Audit Tool is now available nation-wide to support organisations demonstrate and report their compliance against various safety standards. Source: Timberbiz The tool, the brainchild of the Forest Owners and Service Suppliers (FOSS) committee, was developed
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New role for Tim Leaman

Tim Leaman has resigned from the Forest Practices Authority (FPA) Compliance Manager position to take up a new role as Environment Manager in the Roads and Transport Division of the Department of State Growth. Source: Timberbiz Dr Peter Volker, Chief Forest Practices Officer & Dir
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Forest Research Manager position at FWPA

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) seeks to appoint a new Forest Research Manager to improve industry collaboration and maximise the leverage and effectiveness of forest research, development and extension. Source: Timberbiz The position will report to the managing director and
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The true benefits of bioenergy explained

The Victorian Bioenergy Network, supported by Cultivate Agribusiness, is holding a two-day forum, workshop and tour in Ararat on 11-12 September 2017. Source: Timberbiz The aim of the forum is to provide local government businesses, community groups and others interested in reducing t
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AFCA Green Triangle meeting

Australian Forest Contractor’s Australia (AFCA) Green Triangle regional meeting and forest owners and service providers – uniform safety audit launch will be held today. Source: Timberbiz This AFCA regional meeting will provide an update on: the Log Haulage Registered Code of Pr
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Dr Drielsma chair of Australian Forestry Standard

Respected forester Dr Hans Drielsma has been elected chairman of Australian Forestry Standard Ltd. Source: Timberbiz Dr Drielsma, who has served as interim chairman since the resignation of Kate Carnell AO at the AFS AGM in Sydney last year, was elected at a recent meeting of the AFS
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