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Agriforester elected chair of IFA/AFG Tasmania

Molly Daskey-Willis has been elected as chair of the IFA/AFG Tasmanian Division she is an agriforester within Private Forests Tasmania, who joined the organisation in August last year. Source: Timberbiz Ms Daskey-Willis comes from a rural background growing up in a small country town
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FSC celebrates its international name day on Friday

As the Forest Stewardship Council and its supporters celebrate its international name day, FSC Friday on 24 September, FSC reconfirms its support for international climate change initiatives and highlights the important contribution responsible forestry makes to these efforts. Source:
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AFPA pays tribute to SA’s McDonnell business

The timber industry has paid tribute to Mount Gambier’s McDonnell family which recently sold its softwood timber processing business to AAM Investment Group. Source: Timberbiz Australian Forests Products Association Ross Hampton said Ian McDonnell had been a stalwart of the industry a
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Final week for Richard Stanton nominations

Nominations are coming in thick and fast for this year’s Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody. Nominations for the award are open to individuals who have contributed significantly to either forest management or chain-of-custody certifi
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Victorian building shutdown is another challenge

The decision by the Victorian Government to shutdown all building sites in Melbourne and certain municipalities for the next two weeks is both disappointing and challenging for the residential building industry, according to the HIA. Source: Timberbiz The Victorian Government announce
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HomeBuilder strength continues to create strong employment

The strength in New Home Sales in recent months indicates that the boom in detached home building will continue to create strong employment opportunities into the second half of 2022, according to the Housing Industry Association (HIA). Source: Timberbiz The HIA New Home Sales report
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AS4707 standard for chain of custody released

Responsible Wood has published the latest version of the AS4707 standards for chain of custody. Reviewed by Responsible Wood every five years, the standard was approved for publication following review by the AS 4707 standards reference committee and working group chaired by Peter Zed
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Blindsided by Victorian Bill that would result in huge fines for contractors

A Bill which opponents claim would result in Victorian native forest logging contractors facing huge fines for failing to comply with a Code of Practice for Timber Harvesting that is still under review has been passed in the Upper House and sent to the committee stage. The Victorian t
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Safe and Skilled provides even more safety in the workplace

The key forest industry safety training program, Safe and Skilled, has been enhanced to deliver even more safety awareness for employees across workplaces. The changes come after the Australian Forest Products Association Growers Chamber ratified a suite of program improvements design
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Winter planting season draws to a close

  As another winter forestry planting season draws to a close, it’s worth considering the great work our forestry planters do getting seedlings in the ground that will grow to become the Aussie houses of tomorrow. Source: Timberbiz Tens of millions of new trees have been planted
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