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AFPA polls SA voters

Polling of voters in the seats of Mount Gambier and MacKillop has found that almost 2 in every 3 voters say they will vote for the Party and candidate that best supports South Australia’s Forest Industries, and almost 9 in 10 recognised the sector’s importance to the local economy. So
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VicForests fights back at protestors

After protestors stationed themselves at a live VicForests harvesting site in far East Gippsland recently they put themselves, and workers, at risk and caused timber harvesting operations to be suspended. Source: Timberbiz This harvesting is part of ongoing operations that occur follo
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AFPA lobbies in SA elections

South Australian parties and candidates are being urged to commit to a 10-point plan that will double the economic value of timber manufacturing in SA, drive innovation and create thousands more regional jobs in our Forest Industries in the State’s South East. Source: Timberbiz The br
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Solid year of TECH events

FIEA and Innovatek have planned yet another solid year of specialist events that have been designed to cater for almost every facet of forestry and timber industry. Source: Timberbiz The first cab off the rank will be WoodFlow (Harvesting – Wood Transport – Logistics 2018)
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Forest adds $1.405 billion to WA’s regional communities: new report

The forest industry contributed $649 million to the Western Australian economy last financial year in direct sales alone, and a total of $1.405 billion once flow-on effects in other industries are included. Source: Timberbiz That was among the key findings of a new industry snapshot c
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FWPA developing tomorrow’s leaders with new program

Developing tomorrow’s leaders – people with the knowledge and skills to collaboratively drive the future – is a longstanding goal of the Australian forest and wood products industry. Source: Timberbiz For Our Future, the Regional Forestry Collaborative Leadership Program, addresses th
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Industry survey shows soft landing ahead for house builders

Master Builders Australia’s National Survey of Building and Construction businesses around Australia shows confidence is still high among the nation’s home builders. Source: Timberbiz “The Survey results for the December quarter confirms that 2018 was another particularly good year fo
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VAFI dinner date

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries has announced the date for its annual dinner, a premier event for the state’s forest and wood products industry and of particular significance with 2018 being a state election year. Source: Timberbiz The 2018 event will be held on Friday
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Forest industries welcome mill investment in Tasmania’s north

The Forest Industries Association of Tasmania (FIAT) and the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcome the $190 million investment in what will be Australia’s largest plantation hardwood mill and timber product manufacturing facility. Source: Timberbiz The facility is to b
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VicForest goes to the frogs

The Neerim South Wetlands played host to the 2017 Neerim Frog Festival, celebrating a decade-long rehabilitation of the wetlands by Neerim District Landcare group.  Source: Timberbiz Following a ‘pilot’ festival last year supported by VicForests, this year’s Neerim Frog Festival attra
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