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Innovations in log transport follow-up event

In log transport, an array of new innovations around electric, hydrogen and diesel-hybrid powered vehicles, truck automation and platooning continue to be rolled out. Right now, there’s huge interest being shown by local forestry and log haulage companies. Already, many firsts for fue
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FSC webinar on navigating compliance with illegal logging laws

FSC is organising a webinar Navigating Compliance with Australia’s Illegal Logging Prohibition Laws in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and SCS Global Services. Source: Timberbiz This session is tailored for importers and processors sourcin
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Forestry wishlist for March Tasmanian election

All Tasmanian political parties are being urged to throw their support behind the state’s sustainable forestry industry, ahead of the 23 March State election. Source: Timberbiz Speaking at the launch of the Tasmanian Forest Products Association Election Wishlist, TFPA Chief Executive
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Offer of salvaged timber from Port Lincoln Jetty

The City of Port Lincoln is inviting applications from community groups, private individuals and businesses interested in utilising or repurposing salvaged timber from the recently refurbished Port Lincoln Town Jetty. Source: Timberbiz “We’ve had considerable interest from community m
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National Apprenticeship Week for hands-on careers

TAFE NSW apprentice carpenter Yasmin Anderson is encouraging school-leavers and job seekers to use National Apprenticeship Week as the inspiration to consider a future in a hands-on career. Source: Timberbiz National Apprenticeship Week (12-18 February) promotes the value of apprentic
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Urban Forest Futures a new type of New Zealand symposium

Scion, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, the University of Canterbury, and Christchurch City Council are joining forces to host Urban Forest Futures New Zealand, a first of its kind, two-day symposium. Source: Timberbiz This event will see researchers, urban planners and foresters,
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National Housing Summit to hear from AFPA on timber needs

The Australian Forest Products Association will talk up the need for timber to be at the centre of policy development solutions for Australia’s housing crisis at today’s National Regional Housing Summit 2024. Source: Timberbiz Hosted by the Regional Australia Institute, Real Est
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Private Forests Tas new chair a specialist in plantation forestry

Private Forests Tasmania’s new chair Jim Wilson is no stranger to Tasmania’s, or Australia’s, forestry industry. Mr Wilson is a respected and innovated forestry leader with a background in rural industries and specialises in plantation forestry. Source: Timberbiz Upon his appointment
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Forestry Australia gains new board members

Forestry Australia has appointed South Australia’s Monique Blason and Victoria’s Ruth Ryan as new board members. Source: Timberbiz Forestry Australia CEO Jacquie Martin said Ms Blason and Ms Ryan would bring exceptional experience in filling the casual vacancy positions. “Monique and
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Sydney Timber Architecture and Construction Forum

The Sydney Timber Architecture and Construction Forum will be held on 22 February 2024 and organised by WoodSolutions. This in-person event will take place at the NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, located in the heart of Sydney. Source: Timberbiz At the forum, you’ll ha
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