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AFPA backs processing facility in Tasmania

A new wood fibre processing facility in southern Tasmania will inject much needed investment, enhance industry efficiency, and create sustainable long-term job opportunities, CEO of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Mr Ross Hampton, said. Source: Timberbiz “AFPA is pl
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AUSTimber2020 announced and event co-ordinator wanted

AUSTimber is held every four years and is the largest forest industry event in the southern hemisphere. AUSTimber2020 is to be held in Gippsland, Victoria, as it was in 2016 and AUSTimber Events Pty Ltd is responsible for running the event and is a company owned by the Australian Fore
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Responsible Wood from AFS

Australian Forestry Standard Ltd has changed its name to Responsible Wood. Source: Timberbiz The change, announced in Hobart on 21 November, reflects the company’s commitment to implementing a clear consumer-focused strategy about the sustainability of certified Australian wood produc
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FWPA appoints a Forest Research Manager

FWPA announced the appointment of Jodie Mason to the position of Forest Research Manager. Source: Timberbiz Ms Mason is a leader in forestry with more than 20 years’ professional experience in the native forest and plantation management sectors across Australia. With post-graduate bus
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Timber Communities Australia loses Helen Murray

Timber Communities Australia has announced the resignation of Helen Murray, who has been the national coordinator and its key representative for almost four years. Source: Timberbiz Since joining in 2014 Ms Murray has been a dedicated and proactive representative for TCA’s members fro
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FWPA’s interest groups are engaging

Members and other stakeholders have embraced FWPA’s recently established Interest Groups industry engagement structure, with over 480 people becoming involved and 33 groups formed to date, exploring topics as diverse as bioenergy, bushfire tools and building standards. Source: Timberb
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ABARES figures show growth in demand for wood

Australia’s sustainable forest product industries had a record log harvest in 2016-17, increasing in both value and volume, according to statistics and forecasts published by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). Source: Timberbiz The ABAR
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Study finds foreign flat packs flood the market

Foreign flat-pack imports make up approximately 15% of the total household joinery fitted in Australia each year, according to a new study commissioned by FWPA to illuminate what was previously a statistical black hole. Source: Timberbiz The study to develop reliable data around flat-
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$900m investment by sawmillers and wood manufacturers

Australian saw millers and wood manufacturers have invested an estimated $900 million over the last five years in efficiency and productivity initiatives, on the back of strong demand for timber fuelled by the booming housing market. Source: Timberbiz The investment comes despite unce
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Training leaders for a forest future

Mid-level managers will have a new opportunity to develop their leadership skills next year when FWPA launches a new regional leadership training pilot program designed to help create future industry leaders in collaboration with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation. Source: Tim
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