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Private landowners targeted to export native timber

The Queensland hardwood timber industry is concerned that rising native log exports are eroding opportunities to grow local jobs and the economic benefits generated from downstream processing and value adding. Source: Timberbiz “There are significant opportunities for growth in our ha
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WA showcases the industry to educate

The WA timber industry has made a positive impact on teachers by investing in education. This week, the Leschenault Timber Industry Club and Forest Industries Federation of WA (FIFWA) will hold its second teacher tour for the year, with the aim of raising awareness on the diversity of
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IFA’s communication and its role in forest management seminar

Following on the success of the 2019 communication seminar held in Canberra, this virtual seminar, held over three days, is designed to up-skill forestry professionals to improve the way we communicate with forestry stakeholders and the broader community on the multiple values and ben
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Timber Queensland free webinar on pre-fab timber buildings

Timber Queensland is continuing to offer free online technical webinar training throughout 2020-21 for any and all participants across Australia who need to obtain CPD points. The next webinar – Pre-fabricated Timber Buildings: how Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DfMA) ca
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Tree Alliance Tasmania a new brand of private forests

A new Private Forests Tasmania website under a new outward-facing brand, Tree Alliance, was launched yesterday ahead of the official brand launch today. The new website, www.treealliance.com.au, replaces the old PFT website. Source: Timberbiz The new brand was launched at a small gath
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Lawfare could see Victorian mills run out of timber soon

The Federal and State governments must act urgently to provide certainty for Australia’s hardwood timber industries and stop the lawfare being waged by activist groups, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz AFPA CEO Ross Hampton said reports that V
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Analysis: How big will a tree be in 9 years’ time – not big enough

Someone needs to tell the Victorian State Government how long it takes trees to grow. In fact, someone needs to really tell the Victorian State Government about trees in general. Because as has been mentioned before, it isn’t listening. Source: Bruce Mitchell The Victorian Government
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John Simon retires from Forest and Wood Products

  After eight years as a director, and five years as chairman, John Simon has advised that he plans to retire from the Forest and Wood Products board. Mr Simon said that next year FWPA would undertake a major refresh of its strategic direction, and that, in his view, it was impor
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We can Build Back Better in Australia after COVID-19 with forestry

Renewable forest industries in Australia and globally are ready to grow and play an even bigger role in the COVID-19 economic recovery. The Australian Forest Products Association has added its support to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Advisory Committee on Sust
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Nathan Paine appointed SA Forest Products CEO

A former Property Council executive has been appointed the South Australian Forest Products Association foundation CEO. Nathan Paine was with the Property Council of Australia for eight years as Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for the national operations of the Property Council,
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