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I-LEAD funded places for women in industry

Tasmanian Forests and Forest Products Network with the support of the Tasmanian Government is offering up to five fully funded places in the new I-LEAD Women in Industry Program. Source: Timberbiz This offering has been created exclusively by Tasmanian Leaders to support and accelerat
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Prickly problem for Murray Region forests

The Softwoods Working Group and The Murray Region Forestry Hub is seeking substantial funding to support research into finding an effective biological control for blackberries not just in the hub’s area, but across eastern Australia where they are a massive problem. Source: Timberbiz
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$28M for NSW will ease timber shortages

The NSW Government’s $28 million funding injection to grow farm forestry will help NSW farmers to become foresters and ease the state’s timber shortages amid record demand, according to Australian Forest Products Association NSW. Source: Timberbiz AFPA NSW Chief Executive Officer Vict
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Call for EOIs for Standards Development Group Extended

In an effort to establish a balanced Standards Development Group (SDG) for the revision of the National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for Australia, the call for expressions of interest to join the SDG has been extended to 10 July 2022. Source: Timberbiz The SDG is tasked with pr
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Forestry Tasters to tempt students in Gippsland

The Gippsland Forestry Hub is holding its ‘Gippsland Forestry Taster Program’ for three days over two consecutive weeks from 20 – 22 June and 27 – 29 June 2022. Source: Timberbiz The Gippsland Forestry Hub launched its first Forestry Taster Program, the focus was on great
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Opinion: Dr Michelle Freeman – Tassie’s negative carbon emissions is harvesting and regrowing forests

Tasmania’s status as the only Australian state to achieve negative carbon emissions in 2020 is an amazing achievement and one that should be celebrated. However, there is more to the story than what you might have read in recent news. Tasmania’s carbon-negative position has been promo
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The average Australian house frame ‘grown’ in about 2.5 minutes

How long it would take for Australia’s plantation estate to grow the amount of structural timber needed to build the average house frame? It’s important to note this question is particularly timely, because FWPA has just released a report on timber usage in residential construction. S
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CFMEU backs new laws protecting forestry workers

CFMEU, the union representing timber and forestry workers, supports new laws introduced by the Victorian Government to protect them from dangerous and ill-targeted workplace invasions. Source: Timberbiz The union has been campaigning for stronger deterrents to dangerous protest activi
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AFPA welcomes Greens forestry spokesperson to the job

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed returning Federal Greens forests spokesperson, Senator Janet Rice and says it looks forward to working with her and the rest of the Federal Greens on advancing Australia’s sustainable forest industries. Source: Timberbiz “
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New director for Private Forests Tasmania

Private Forests Tasmania (PFT) has appointed Dr Joanna Jones as a new director. Dr Jones is a senior consultant with Pinion Advisory and an adjunct senior researcher with the University of Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz PFT has said that it welcomes Dr Jones to the PFT Board where her sk
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