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Christmas gift from Forestry Corp to government

A Christmas tree grown by Forestry Corporation of NSW proudly sits in Government House in the Centre of Sydney as a visual reminder of the forestry industry and the value it provides. In the spirit of Christmas, the Forestry Corporation donated the 5-metre tall Christmas tree – a radi
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Confor forestry prize to UK Masters student

Lorna Johnson, a Masters student at Harper Adams University, has won Confor’s first Future of Forestry writing prize. The 22-year-old, also a graduate agricultural consultant with ADAS, won £500 and a certificate, presented by the UK Forestry Minister David Rutley MP at a Westminster
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New CEO for Master Builders Victoria

Rebecca Casson has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Master Builders Association of Victoria (Master Builders) and will take up the role early next year. Ms Casson, currently chief executive officer of the committee for Geelong, replaces Radley de Silva who is retiring aft
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AFCA Hall of Fame and industry presentations

The Australian Forestry Contractors’ Association (AFCA) has continued the tradition of recognising and celebrating the important contribution those in the forestry industry have made over a long period of time at the Hall of Fame and annual dinner 2018. More than 100 guests witnessed
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Australian forestry delegation in Japan for trade relationship

An Australian forest industries delegation is in Japan this week meeting with Japanese industry leaders and government officials. The trip is aimed at forging stronger trade ties and to reinforce Australia’s sustainable forest management practices. The delegation will update Japanese
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Pulp and paper leads the way in sustainability and innovation

Australia’s renewable pulp and paper industries are leading the way in global sustainability and innovation, according to the 2018 National Pulp and Paper Sustainability Report. “The report confirms Australia’s renewable pulp and paper industries are setting the agenda with ambitious
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New Timber Queensland Board has an eye on the future

Timber Queensland, the body representing the State’s $3.2 billion per annum forest and timber industry, held its Annual General Meeting and a unanimous decision by members present elected James Hyne, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Hyne Timber as the new chair and Paul Bidwell deputy
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Institute of Foresters call for papers

The Institute of Foresters of Australia and the New Zealand Institute of Forestry have made a call for papers for the joint conference 25-28 August (Christchurch) 2019. The theme for this major conference is: The Forest Newsfeed: Communicating Forestry in the Connected Age. Source: Ti
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Interim CEO to set out strategic blueprint for TABMA’s future

David Little has been appointed acting CEO of TABMA Australia following the departure of Colin Fitzpatrick who resigned on 9 November. Mr Little has extensive experience in the management of building supplies and timber merchants including as group general manager of Newline Building
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VicForests’ strong endorsement from Responsible Wood audit

General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Alex Messina, said VicForests was proud of its Responsible Wood AFS certification which has been maintained for more than 10 years. The May 2018 Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) Surveillance Audit report, the latest for Responsible Wood certific
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