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Final week for Richard Stanton nominations

Nominations are coming in thick and fast for this year’s Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody. Nominations for the award are open to individuals who have contributed significantly to either forest management or chain-of-custody certifi
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Friday analysis: push for Cross Benchers to beat the Bill

Thursday’s decision by the State Government in Victoria to delay a vote on radical reforms to Victoria’s forests legislation must only be seen as just that – a delay. But it might just be enough if there are enough delaying tactics deployed. And it seems likely that delaying tactics w
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Manjimup rallies against WA end to native forestry

More than 300 people gathered in Manjimup on Monday to rally against the WA State Government’s decision to end native forestry in that State. Last week’s announcement was made without industry consultation leaving businesses, employees and regional communities in a state of shock, con
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Tasmanian Timber Award winners announced

Thirty awards were handed out at Friday night’s Tasmanian Timber Awards, held at Launceston’s Albert Hall – a sure sign that the industry is full of ‘clever people doing great things’, according to the head of the Tasmanian Forests and Forest Products Network. Source: Timberbiz Conven
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Two Aussie sites shortlisted for international awards

The research, conservation and visitor centre dedicated to nesting sea turtles on Mon Repos Beach in Queensland and Daramu House in Barangaroo, Sydney, have been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival 2021 Best Use of Certified Timber award. Source: Timberbiz This year’s eigh
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National Forest Industry Awards announced

The 2021 National Forest Industry Awards were presented in Canberra at the start of the month, with awards going to Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia. Sustainable Timber Tasmania’s Suzette Weeding won the Midway Woman in Forest Industries Award of Excellence. S
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Green Triangle awards moved to 2022

The Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards night scheduled for October has been transferred to early next year. GTTIA chairman Adrian Flowers said the past 18 months had seen significant challenges due to the covid-19 health crisis. Source: Timberbiz He said with circumstances continui
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ForestTECH to discuss new tech from key overseas providers

ForestTECH is this region’s annual independent forestry technology series. This year, in addition to advances being made in remote sensing and forest inventory, one of the two days has been set aside to profile the very latest developments in forest establishment, mechanised planting
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Responsible Wood launches Community Grants Program

Today Responsible Wood launched its Community Grants Program. This is the program’s second year, following the successful 2020/21 program, and supports local communities connected to Responsible Wood certified forests around Australia. Source: Timberbiz The program provides acce
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Finalists in national wood challenge come up with exciting new concepts

The four finalists of the 2021 National University Wood Challenge (NUWC) have been announced.  Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said one team from the University of Tasmania, one team from Griffith University and two teams from the University of Melbourne hav
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