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Friday analysis: China’s talking, and things are looking up post Trump

There appears to be some movement in the China situation. Firstly, it appears there may be some response from China. That response – that China has notified the World Trade Organization that it will introduce new regulations covering anti-pest measures for timber imports, including th
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International Mass Timber Conference a virtual experience in 2021

The 6th Annual 2021 International Mass Timber Conference will be 100% virtual held from 30 March 30 – 1 April, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual platform should drive even greater global attendance, more than 900 attendees from 15 countries are already. Although 2021 wil
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HVP harvests Wandiligong plantations

HVP Plantations will start harvesting its Wandiligong Plantation in January. The harvest will focus around the western end of Jagoes Gully. The harvest is expected to take four weeks, running to mid-February. Source: Timberbiz HVP recognises that community members enjoy walking, runni
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Sandalwood Taskforce report’s recommendations open to comment

The WA Sandalwood Taskforce has provided eight recommendations to Government that will support the growth of economic opportunities for Aboriginal people. The recommendations address key issues such as barriers to participation, resource inventory, capacity building and quota allocati
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Doing Timber Business in Queensland 2021

Join Queensland’s industry supply chain at a one-day symposium followed by barefoot bowls and BBQ networking. This event is in lieu of Timber Queensland’s 2020 conference and it presents an informal opportunity for industry stakeholders to come together, reconnect and network in
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Citations for firefighting efforts awarded in NSW

Bushfire Emergency Citations have been presented to more than 200 New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Southern Ranges Branch staff for their efforts fighting the dreadful 2019-20 bush fires that swept the region. Source: Timberbiz Southern Ranges Branch Director
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48hrs after arrest Bob Brown in forest protest again

Forest and Wood Communities Australia has condemned attention-seeking corporate activist Bob Brown who was arrested twice this week for invading a lawful timber harvesting operation logging in Tasmania’s North Eastern Tiers. Source: Timberbiz Dr Brown was arrested for the second
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Opinion: Justin Law – It’s time the regulators did their job

You know your Federal Court Case is going bad when you resort to tired stunts like getting arrested at a harvesting coupe for a bit of cheap publicity. This is what is happening in Tasmania with Bob Brown getting on the catastrophe offensive to keep the donations rolling in. The centr
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Friday analysis: The highs & lows of 2020 shine a light on the forestry fighting spirit

To say 2020 has been quite a year is a massive understatement. It has been a year like no other. That we appear to have come out the other end more-or-less intact is an understatement. Source: Bruce Mitchell There were too many lows this year to mention in detail or dwell upon at this
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Science awards recognise cutting-edge work of Scion

The 2020 Science New Zealand awards have again highlighted the cutting-edge work of New Zealand’s government-owned science and research organisations. The awards saw all seven Crown research institutes and Callaghan Innovation gather to celebrate the success of each other’s work
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