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NZ forestry minister addresses AFPA

New Zealand’s Minister of Forestry, Hon Shane Jones addressed an Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) dinner in Canberra recently via video-link from New Zealand, where he discussed his own country’s target to plant one billion new trees, similar to Australia’s goal. Source:
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FSC forest certification standard made for Australia

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has developed a new forest certification standard specifically for Australia to support the sustainable management of forests across the country. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz FSC Australia’s National Forest Stewardship Standard joins the ex
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Newly appointed Responsible Wood directors talk certification

Fresh from their appointment to the board, Patrizia Torelli and Willie van Niekerk discuss the Responsible Wood certification scheme now and into the future. Source: Timberbiz New director Patrizia Torelli, who as CEO of the Australasian Furnishing Association (AFA) has been an energe
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Forest research investments for forest RD&E

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is collaboratively funding a suite of forest research investment plans to inform and promote investment in forest research, development and extension (RD&E). Source: Timberbiz FWPA Forest Research Manager Jodie Mason has been working for t
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FWPA new board announced

Forest and Wood Products Association (FWPA) has announced the election of two new directors to its board, as well as the re-election of two sitting directors. Source: Timberbiz At FWPA’s AGM on 31 October 2018, held at the Holmesglen Institute’s Chadstone campus, the election of two n
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Review of Sustainable Timber Tasmania annual report

Revenue from the sale of Tasmanian forest products from public land rose by more than 19% last year to $144.86 million, according to Sustainable Timber Tasmania’s annual report. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz A $26.6 million increase in the value of the managed forest, plus othe
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Package it with Responsible Wood

Responsible Wood continues to grow with more scheme holders engaging with the Responsible Wood brand. Presenting at the Responsible Wood Annual General Meeting in Brisbane, Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries outlined the schemes take up amongst forest growers and chain of custody hold
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VAFI Industry Review 2018

Victoria’s plantation estate needs to be increased by about 20% to 500,000 hectares over the next decade, according to one of Victoria’s peak industry bodies. Source: Philip Hopkins for  Timberbiz Victoria now has about 421,700 hectares of hardwood and softwood plantations, the Victor
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VicForest shows its community spirit

VicForests announced 34 community groups and organisations across Central and East Victoria would receive funding under the VicForests Community Support Program 2018. Source: Timberbiz The program supports local community groups and organisations with grants of up to $2000 to undertak
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Queensland Timber Industry Awards showcases industry talent

   On 13 October, TABMA hosted the 2018 Queensland Timber Industry Awards in Brisbane held in the Podium Room of the Rydges Hotel. More than 260 people attended the event. Source: Timberbiz Guests were welcomed by TABMA Queensland chairman Michael Gaske and general manager Alicia Oelk
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