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Time to reply – ForestFit survey ends this week

ForestFit wants to know more about forestry contractor businesses nationally and the profile of business operations. ForestFit, a forest contractor training and certification pilot, is being designed specifically for forest contractors and will be rolled out nationally. Source: Timber
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VicForests TRP and TUP changes open for stakeholder comments

VicForests is seeking stakeholder and community comment on its proposed Timber Release Plan (TRP) and Timber Utilisation Plan (TUP) changes. The TRP and TUP identify potential timber harvesting areas for the coming years and are being prepared as part of VicForests’ regular planning p
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Protestors targeting Greensill but the protestors are not sure why

Grafton-based Greensill Bros is the latest logging company to attract the unwanted and illegal activities of protestors. The protests began at Nambucca during thinning operations in May and have continued as teams move from site to site. Source: Timberbiz After moving from Nambucca to
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Opinion: David Hutchens on FSC Forest Certification

In the most recent evolution of VicForests public bid for forest certification, the government forest agency has lodged a formal complaint against three directors of FSC for breaching standards and articles of constitution. This follows weeks of publicity surrounding VicForests – none
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Friday analysis: rampant forestry protestors with little forethought of any kind pic

The protestors are back, frustrating timber industry workers in New South Wales and Western Australia and leaving others in Tasmania slightly bemused. And then there is the Wilderness Society which has taken its aim to shut down the native timber industry in Australia to the world. Th
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Workplace mental health webinars from AFCA

AFCA is holding webinars to improve mental health in the workplace, very timely with the ongoing issues especially in Victoria with CoVid-19 as well as the turbulent state of the forestry industry. Source: Timberbiz The first event is a webinar on Monday 10 August which is called Crea
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New agriforester appointed at Private Forests Tasmania

Molly Daskey-Willis has been appointed Agriforester within Private Forests Tasmania. This role will see her assist PFT in delivering its new strategic plan, particularly its goals to work creatively with stakeholders to expand private forestry and to communicate the benefits of wood.
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Misguided WA protestors may spread dieback through forest

Misguided protestors have disrupted legal and sustainable timber operations at Helms, near Nannup in Western Australia. Despite false claims from protestors, the operation at Helms does not include any areas of old growth forest, according to the timber industry’s peak body, the Fores
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Bob Brown Foundation got the foundations totally wrong

Claims by the Bob Brown Foundation that Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT) plan to harvest giant trees and shut the Styx road in mid-August, are a new low according to Tasmania’s Resources Minister Guy Barnett. Source: Timberbiz “Facts have never been high on the agenda for environment
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Queensland tradies to #growqldjobs

Queensland tradies and home renovators are being encouraged to #growqldjobs by ensuring their next project uses timber products grown and processed in Queensland. Source: Timberbiz Clarissa Brandt, Strategic Relations Manager at peak industry body Timber Queensland says the impact of
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