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A share in FWPA’s clean slate strategic plan

If you have ideas about initiatives the industry should consider that could support the ongoing success of the Australian forest and wood products sector, now is the time to share them according to Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA). Source: Timberbiz FWPA has initiated the dev
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Vic forestry plan is a unicorn policy says Peter Walsh

The Victorian State Government has been accused of wanting to destroy the state’s native timber industry and was “chopping down everyone and everything standing in its way” to do it. Source: Timberbiz Victoria’s Nationals leader and Shadow Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh said that li
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NZ forest organisations reject timber shortage is aligned with sales to China

New Zealand’s forest organisations have joined to reject statements that the current shortage of framing timber is caused by foresters selling logs to China and not leaving enough timber to be processed for sale in New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz The Wood Processors and Manufacturers A
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Timber Queensland wants crackdown on non-compliant hardwood log exports

The Queensland timber industry is calling for a crackdown on regulatory compliance for native hardwood log exports and a suspension of federal export licences from Queensland until such time as an adequate compliance regime is put in place. Source: Timberbiz Chair of the Timber Queens
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Opinion SETA: forest health funding focus should be on causes not management

Over the past 5 years, the NSW government has committed millions of dollars to fire and recently $1.2 million to ecological research. Much of the fire research funding has been used to justify operational fire management policy, that fails to facilitate greatly increased levels of bus
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Reviewed 100-year wood supply model after latest major bushfires

Forestry Corporation has released a review of long-term sustainable yield of timber from NSW State forests following the 2019-20 bushfires. The review includes a detailed analysis of fire impacts on each of the forestry regions in NSW and uses satellite-based fire intensity modelling
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Keep up to date with Australian Forests & Timber and Australasian Timber for free

The past 12 months have proved that good communication is vital. Staying in touch has never been more important. The timber industry has proved its resilience in the face of fires, floods, export issues and a pandemic. The processing industry has responded with energy, and the announc
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Timber industry pushed to keep up with demand for construction timber

The Australian Forest Products Association wants the Federal Government to extend the HomeBuilder construction commencement timeframe to ease demand and allow time for stock to be produced and delivered. Source: Timberbiz AFPA CEO Ross Hampton has reassured builders and homeowners tha
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FWCA says its a failure of Tas workplace bill and of WorkSafe

Forest & Wood Communities Australia is disappointed by the failure of a bill, which would have imposed tougher penalties on illegal workplace invasions, to get through the Tasmanian Legislative Council last week. The Workplaces (Protection from Protestors) Amendment Bill would hav
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Federal government to unlock forestry’s potential

The Federal Government will ramp up efforts to unlock the carbon storing potential of Australia’s forest industries, drive growth in the plantation estate and boost future timber supply. Source: Timberbiz Speaking at the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Members’ Forum in
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