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Webinar to take advantages of building with green wood

As Australia’s green building market continues to grow there is an increasing appetite for sustainable building and construction products. In its upcoming webinar, Responsible Wood, the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC, will show how the wood industry can make the most out
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Nominate for the 2021 Green Triangle industry awards

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards. With new judging criteria delivered in an easy to answer format, the time to submit a nomination has been reduced and simplified. Anyone can submit a nomination and support the industry’s outstanding contribu
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On the cusp of an epic launch for hardwood CLTP

CLTP Tasmania has officially launched the world’s first hardwood Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), along with its new brand – Cusp Building Solutions. The website www.cusp.com.au is now live ahead of a launch event, which is being held in Hobart on 29 June. Source: Timberbiz Cusp CLT is m
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Opinion: Justin Law – The boast is poor

It is nearly 12 months since Forest & Wood Communities Australia was officially launched and it has been a year of success. We measure this by the way our opponents have not only sat up and taken notice that there is an organisation speaking out on behalf of grassroots timber fami
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Major survey of NSW forestry capacity

The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of AFPA NSW, Sue Grau, has announced a major survey of the capacity of NSW’s forest industries to meet the needs of the growing NSW population in delivering both the plantation and native forest timbers vitally needed for housing and office
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Last fire salvaged wood points to a bleak future for forest contractors

The Australian Forest Contractors Association wants Federal and State governments to assist contracting businesses on New South Wales’ South West Slopes. AFCA general manager Stacey Gardiner said that the forest industry recently celebrated the last load of fire salvaged wood hauled t
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SA emergency summit shows domino effect of timber shortage

An emergency summit at South Australian Parliament has been told Australia’s timber shortage is not just hurting builders but is having a “big domino effect” on trades dependent on the construction industry. Source: Timberbiz, ABC The summit on Wednesday organised by
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Opinion Peter Rutherford: Astroturfing – Activist Slur or a Badge of Honour

It seems Forest and Wood Communities Australia (FWCA) has struck a raw nerve within the activist community. A journalist, Natasha May, from Michael West Media contacted Justin Law at FWCA with a number of questions and opinions about FWCA. She was tight lipped about what triggered her
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Record levels for building approvals three months in a row

Detached building approvals reached a record level for the third consecutive month in April. The Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday released its monthly building approvals data for detached and multi-units data covering all states and territories. Source: Timberbiz “There is an
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Australians beware Myanmar to auction illegally harvested teak

Myanmar’s ruling military’s plans to auction tonnes of illegally harvested teak logs worth tens of millions of dollars was a warning to Australian consumers that they need to be aware of where imported timber comes from, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source:
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