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Ultimate Renewable wins Gold Quills

Forest and Wood Products Australia’s The Ultimate Renewable branding has been named twice on the winners’ list for the 2020 International Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill Awards. Source: Timberbiz For more than 40 years, the IABC’s Gold Quill Awards has recognised exce
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Timber Offsite conference deferred to June 2021

The impact of COVID-19 will continue to disrupt the world for some time and has made it necessary to defer the annual Timber Offsite Construction conference and exhibition to June next year. Source: Timberbiz The new timing will be Monday and Tuesday 21-22 June 2021 at the Crown Prome
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CLT360+ a new digital assistant for timber building installation

In the small Norwegian town of Kolvereid, a new daycare centre was started at the beginning of 2020. It was one of wood construction company Woodcon’s many timber projects, but what looked like an ordinary building site was the testing ground for CLT360+, a digital assistant that is s
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Feedback to Responsible Wood on branding change

Responsible Wood is looking for feedback with the release of a new survey marking an important milestone for Responsible Wood. From 1 January 2020, all certificate holders certified under the Responsible Wood scheme have mitigated to the Responsible Wood branding; with the Responsible
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Information – your key to navigating the future

With COVID-19 front and centre of industry challenges right now and for the foreseeable future, there has never been a greater need for the latest news and information to be delivered to the forests and timber industry sectors. Ryan Media, as an independent and Australian-owned media
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NZ forest safety conference now online in June

The Forest Industry Engineering Association announced that its biennial forest safety conference will be going ahead in June – in a digital format. The new way of learning will include online chat rooms to allow for networking. Source: Timberbiz “While lockdown conditions have forced
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Friday Analysis – Eden-Monaro seat swinging from the trees

It’s not hard to see the importance of the Federal seat of Eden-Monaro. It has long been held up as a bellwether seat; from the 1972 election until the 2013 election, Eden-Monaro was won by the party that also won the election. During that time, all of its sitting members were defeate
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No AUSTimber 2020 now AUSTimber 2021

The organisers of AUSTimber 2020 have rescheduled this year’s event over CoVid-19 concerns and will now work on delivering the event in November 2021. Source: Timberbiz It was planned for April this year, and then was postponed until November because of the bushfires in the Gippsland
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WoodSolutions free seminars Zoom to weekly

With the popular WoodSolutions face-to-face seminars no longer a practical option, Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) has turned to the growing medium of webinars to promote the benefits of using wood and wood products to the design and build sector. Source: Timberbiz Run on th
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Review of SA bushfires must prioritise fire ready not suppression

The peak organisation representing more than 1000 professional and scientific forest land managers have stressed the need to prioritise broadscale fire preparedness in place of fire suppression as they put forward their submission to the Independent Review into South Australia’s 2019/
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