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Women in Forestry discussion group

Women in Forests and Timber Network (WFTN) WA has breakfast discussion meeting organised for May. Source: Timberbiz Diana MacTiernan, manager community education and training from the Equal Opportunity Commission will act as facilitator. The aim of the discussion is to focus on work/l
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Gympie forester a Fellow of the Institute of Foresters

  Recently retired Gympie forester Ernie Rider has been inducted as a Fellow of the Institute of Foresters of Australia. Source: The Gympie Times Mr Rider started his 50-year career by taking an honours degree in forestry from Queensland University and then at the Australian Nati
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Commercial building case studies in timber

Forests & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) has a report and webinar available on the cost comparisons of commercial building construction in wood verses more traditional products. Source: Timberbiz To demonstrate the opportunities the research project developed a set of realistic co
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Timber cocktails and dinner

  The Timber Merchants Association (TMA) is holding a cocktail and dinner party for the industry to give members and those interested a change to network in Melbourne on 8 May. Source: Timberbiz The association has called it a night of ‘Magic, Laughter, Music’ due to the line up
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Take a stand for forestry says Colbeck

  Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, told the forestry industry to stand up for itself. Source: Timberbiz When Senator Richard Colbeck opened the Australia New Zealand Institute of Foresters conference in Victoria he used his speech
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Australians bludging wood off the world

  At the opening of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Foresters conference this week Rob de Fégely of the Institute of Foresters suggested that Australia is not pulling its own weight in the wood industry. Source: Timberbiz Australia has 125 million hectares of forest,
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Timber knowledge courses

The TMA in conjunction with Timber Training Creswick will be running the Timber Knowledge course on April 28-29, June 10-11 and October 6-7. Source: Timberbiz These courses are for anyone new to the industry or wanting to expand on the their timber knowledge. The courses are designed
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Launch of Forest & Wood Products Support Group

  Next week is the 2015 launch of the Forest and Wood Products Support Group at State Parliament in Victoria. Source: Timberbiz The Forest and Wood Products Support Group is an initiative to build relationships and understanding between members of the Victorian Parliament and the
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SA in housing recession

Residential building approval data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics highlights the dire state of South Australia’s new housing activity.  Source: Timberbiz “While the rest of Australia is experiencing a new home building boom, South Australia is in a new housing recessi
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Health benefits of wood

Exposure to wood products and interiors has measurable health benefits, similar those created by spending time in nature, a new report commissioned by Planet Ark has found. Source: Timberbiz There are significant health, well being and environmental benefits to incorporating wood and
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