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Workplace mental health webinars from AFCA

AFCA is holding webinars to improve mental health in the workplace, very timely with the ongoing issues especially in Victoria with CoVid-19 as well as the turbulent state of the forestry industry. Source: Timberbiz The first event is a webinar on Monday 10 August which is called Crea
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Sugar Pine Walk photo comp last day

Entries in the Sugar Pine Walk commemorative photo competition close today. The photo competition marks the passing of the Sugar Pine Walk in Bago State Forest, following extensive damage in the 2019-20 bushfire season. Source: Timberbiz Sadly, the Sugar Pine Walk could not be saved a
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Margules Groome to profile forestry contractors for ForestFit

Understanding the opportunities to roll out the ForestFit Training and Certification Scheme nationally is an important step in the development of the scheme and its long-term success.  Source: Timberbiz AFCA has engaged Margules Groome to complete a national economic profile of forest
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Log truck blockade on Bunnings to reverse ban on local timber

Four log trucks this morning blocked the entrance to the Bunnings store at Traralgon in defence of forestry jobs. A Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) statement this morning said the trucks were blocking the entrance to the Bunnings’ car park in protest of
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Combilift wins at IFOY and in warehouses

Combilift was a winner at this year’s IFOY (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year) Awards 2020– one of the most prestigious and hotly contested international awards in the materials handling industry which honours the best products and solutions of the year. Sour
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Richard Stanton award nominations open

Responsible Wood is calling for nominations in this year’s coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody. This is the sixth year of the award which pays tribute to a man who devoted his life to sustainable forest management in Australia
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ForestTECH goes ahead bigger and better in November

Every year, since 2007, forestry resource managers, remote sensing, GIS and mapping specialists, inventory foresters, researchers and key technology suppliers from across Australasia attend the forestry technology series, ForestTECH. Source: Timberbiz It has now well and truly establi
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Timber Construction Forum offers a new virtual perspective

COVID-19 has meant conferences, exhibitions, seminars and symposiums have been cancelled, postponed or rescheduled. But conferences and exhibitions have an important role to play in any industry. To fill that void, Australasian Timber Magazine with Frame Australia will publish a Timbe
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Tasmanian stakeholder consultation

The Northern Tasmania Forest Industry Pilot HUB, which was established in 2019, is currently undertaking assessments in priority areas following extensive consultation with stakeholders. Source: Timberbiz HUB related work is now being extended to consider forest industry issues in Sou
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Indonesia’s trade exhibition for woodworking & machinery rescheduled for 2021

Indonesia’s largest trade exhibition for the furniture production industry, The International Furniture Manufacturing Components Exhibition and Woodworking Machinery Exhibition (IFMAC & WOODMAC) is being rescheduled to October 12 – 15 next year. Source: Timberbiz PT Wahana K
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