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Great Forest National Park numbers don’t add up

The peak body for the forest, fibre and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) says the establishment of the proposed Great Forest National Park (GFNP) would have negative consequences, not only for the industry, but socially and economically for
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VAFI and AFPA welcome RFA in Gippsland

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has welcomed the extension of the East Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement as has the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz The East Gippsland RFA amendment for the extension was signed by the Prime Minister, t
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EWPAA says substandard imports safety hazards

The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA) has made a detailed submission to the Senate Inquiry on Non-Conforming Building Products, highlighting the inherent safety concerns and risks involved with the use and importation of these products. Source: Timberbiz The
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Today’s Gin Gin Field Day postponed

Private Forestry Service Queensland’s Tobin Field Day near Gin Gin has been postponed. Source: Timberbiz The field day, which had been scheduled for today (February 2) was put on the backburner because of problems with the availability of a chipping machine. It is now hoped to h
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Renewable forest products can help economy

Global production of all major wood products grew for the sixth consecutive year in 2015, with increases in production volumes of up to 8 percent, according to new data published by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (UN FAO). Key trends identified include: a
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VicForests’ new biodiversity conservation research manager

Tim McBride, wildlife conservation expert, has recently joined VicForests as the new Biodiversity Conservation Research Manager. Source: Timberbiz Mr McBride has been working in the forestry industry for more than 22 years with a strong focus in forest ecology and wildlife conservatio
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VicForests donates timber to local community group

VicForests has donated Ash and Acacia timber to the Eildon and District Woodworkers Guild/Alexandra Community Shed to support their local woodcraft activities. Source: Timberbiz The Eildon and District Woodworkers Guild are a community group in Alexandra that are part of the Australia
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New VicForests Chair and Deputy Chair

Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, Jaala Pulford MP, announced the appointment of Michael Humphris as the new Chair and Therese Ryan as Deputy Chair of VicForests. Sources: Timberbiz, VAFI With more than 35 years’ experience in finance, auditing and consulting, VicFore
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Modular Construction Code Pre-Launch

PrefabAUS and the Modular Construction Codes Board (MCCB), in conjunction with the Victorian Government, will host a pre-launch of the draft Code for the Design of Modular Structures. Source: Timberbiz The function will be held 6 December from 9.30am until noon at Theatrette, Level 5,
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Cooperation taken to a new level

Cooperation between Australia and China in the field of forestry has been germinating for some time and recently took another solid turn toward the future when the Institute of Foresters Australia National President Rob de Fegely signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding with the
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