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VicForests strong financial record in FY2017-18

VicForests has delivered strong financial results across its business with a recorded net profit of $1.2 million, no debt and cash in the bank for the financial year 2017/18. VicForests chief executive officer, Nathan Trushell said the result was evidence of VicForests’ responsible ha
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New ForestWorks directors

ForestWorks AGM was held on 29 November in the ForestWorks’ Melbourne office. The 2017-18 Annual Report was presented by acting chair Tony Price and there was an election of new directors. Source: Timberbiz Ross Hampton was elected as an employer nominee and Denise Campbell-Burns was
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VEAC’s draft proposals ignore real issues in Central West

Victorian Environment Assessment Council (VEAC) draft forestry proposals for Central West Victoria slug the region’s timber industry, while ignoring its economic importance and its role in fighting fires and maintaining biodiversity, according to the state’s peak forestry body. The dr
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Australia-Japan forest products trade strengthened

The Australian forest industries delegation which visited Japan last week has been hailed a success, forging new relationships with Japanese forest products companies and showcasing Australia’s renewably-sourced wood fibre to Japan’s lucrative wood biomass market, a rapidly-expanding
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Forest Industry Advisory Council announced

South Australia’s forest and forest products sector is set to benefit from a new Forest Industry Advisory Council that will help drive the industry forward. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said he was thrilled to be delivering on this election co
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Southern Tree Breeding Association to become Tree Breeding Australia

The Southern Tree Breeding Association (STBA) – manager of national tree improvement programs and supplier of tree genetic evaluation services to Australia’s $23 billion forestry sector – will become Tree Breeding Australia (TBA) from 1 July 2019. Source: Timberbiz At its
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Merger between IFA and AFG one step closer

Exciting times are ahead for the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) and Australian Forest Growers (AFG) as they facilitate Extraordinary General Meetings for their members to vote on the proposed merger of IFA and AFG, a proposal endorsed by both boards of the two not-for-profi
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Christmas gift from Forestry Corp to government

A Christmas tree grown by Forestry Corporation of NSW proudly sits in Government House in the Centre of Sydney as a visual reminder of the forestry industry and the value it provides. In the spirit of Christmas, the Forestry Corporation donated the 5-metre tall Christmas tree – a radi
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Confor forestry prize to UK Masters student

Lorna Johnson, a Masters student at Harper Adams University, has won Confor’s first Future of Forestry writing prize. The 22-year-old, also a graduate agricultural consultant with ADAS, won £500 and a certificate, presented by the UK Forestry Minister David Rutley MP at a Westminster
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New CEO for Master Builders Victoria

Rebecca Casson has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Master Builders Association of Victoria (Master Builders) and will take up the role early next year. Ms Casson, currently chief executive officer of the committee for Geelong, replaces Radley de Silva who is retiring aft
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