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$2b promised for Emissions Reduction in Australia

The Climate Proofing Australia (CPA) alliance has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement to inject $2 Billion into the Emissions Reduction Fund, and calls for at least $500 million of the new funds to prioritise land-based carbon solutions. Source: Timberbiz The CPA alliance is le
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New Zealanders keen for joint standards with Australia on certification

Fresh from returning to Australia after meetings in Wellington, Napier, Gisborne and Auckland, Simon Dorries, Responsible Wood CEO said he has been ‘blown away’ by the response of New Zealanders towards developing a new Trans-Tasman forestry standard. Responsible Wood is working with
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NSW invests almost $40m in forestry with AFCA to benefit

New South Wales Government Minister for Forestry Paul Toole announced that the Government is investing almost $40 million to support innovation and training for NSW’s forestry industry and has allocated $4.6 million to support the development of a training and certification scheme for
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Private Forests Tasmania field day for landowners

Private Forests Tasmania (PFT) and the North-West Tree Growers Group is holding a forestry field day for landowners titled ‘Invest in Trees for your future’, on Friday 29 March at Milabena (NW).  Two properties will be visited to see results of a recently harvested radiata
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Safety campaigns target forestry staff in New South Wales

Forestry Corporation of NSW kicked off 2019 with a series of safety campaigns and workshops to put safety first after the holiday break. The Safe Start campaign was targeted at forestry drivers, operators and staff to help everyone make the transition back to work. Source: Timberbiz T
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FSC calls indigenous leaders to work with forest management

FSC Australia is seeking indigenous leaders to assist the national office to increase opportunities and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples (A&TSI) in all aspects of FSC forest management and supply chain in Australia. Working Group members will be remunera
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Timber Queensland welcomes new timber hubs

The Queensland timber industry has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of funding for new forest industry hubs, including one in South East Queensland and another in North Queensland. The Prime Minister announced $12.5 million in funding to kick-start new forest industry hubs,
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What is the State of the Forests Australia?

About 150 million tonnes of carbon are stored in Australian wood products, clear felling only makes up 9% of native forest harvesting, and forest activities pose relatively little danger to threatened species. Those are some of the conclusions of Australia’s State of the Forests 2018
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Austral Plywoods jumping through hoops for responsible forestry

Using 100% Hoop Pine, sourced from HQPlantations, which is a Responsible Wood certified softwood plantation in South East Queensland, Austral Plywoods manufactures a wide range of panel products, specialising in marine plywood and appearance grade plywoods. Source: Timberbiz The produ
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Responsible Wood to tour NZ in preparation for joint standard

Responsible Wood will travel to New Zealand as impetus builds towards an historic joint Australian and New Zealand standard for Sustainable Forest Management. Meeting with New Zealand government officials, the New Zealand Green Building Council and a range of PEFC accredited Sustainab
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