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Feedback sought on training package projects

ForestWorks is seeking feedback on the Prefabricated Timber Building Systems and Manufacture of Cross Laminated Timber and Glulam Projects. Source: Timberbiz Views and feedback is sought from industry specialists on job activities and knowledge required from people working in these ar
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WoodChat podcasts from FWPA

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) has launched its inaugural podcast series, WoodChat. Source: Timberbiz Each episode in the six-part pilot series will include an in-depth conversation with experts on a different industry-related news story, discovery or innovation. Topics inc
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Braddon by-election Reachtel poll results

Fresh polling shows 7 in 10 voters in next weekend’s Braddon by-election are more likely to vote for a candidate that supports North-West Tasmania’s renewable Forest Industries, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Mr Ross Hampton said. Source:
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Global technology showcased at WoodTECH 2018

Leading global technology providers will be travelling into this region in September to participate in the eagerly awaited WoodTECH 2018 series. Source: Timberbiz “It’s been eight long years since those involved in wood manufacturing in this region have had an independent technology u
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Culture and technology changes bring safety benefits 

A major national conference on forest safety practices is set to showcase how forestry leaders have brought about practical benefits to logging and forestry workplaces through changes in culture and technology. Source: Timberbiz “Some of our leading forest contractors and companies ha
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Turbocharging forestry industries in Tasmania

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is launching a $10 million plan to turbo-charge forest industries in Tasmania, and specifically in the federal electorate of Braddon, ahead of the July 28 by-election poll. Source: Timberbiz “Forest industries are incredibly important
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Timber – it really is a national asset

Timber – A National Asset is the theme for the 2018 Local Government Forest and Timber Industry Conference on 9-10 August at The Angliss Conference Centre in Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz “The conference is presented by the National Timber Councils Association, the national peak
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Private forestry forum

Opportunities for Southern Tasmania – a private forestry forum for landowners, foresters, processors and land-use managers will be held at the Royal Hobart Showground, Glenorchy on 8 August. Source: Timberbiz The forum, from 6-9.30pm, will be addressed by keynote speaker Guy Barnett,
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Terry Edwards retires after distinguished career

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has paid tribute to retiring Forest Industries Association of Tasmania Chief Executive Officer, Mr Terry Edwards, after a distinguished career as a passionate and effective advocate for Tasmania’s forest industries. Source: Timberbiz A
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National forestry log load restraint trial 

The Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) is seeking expressions of interest from forestry contracting businesses to participate in a national trial of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE eg Dyneema) Lashing to establish whether it is a viable means of log rest
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