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Improve your understanding of FSC Chain of Custody Certification

FSC Australia has planned a webinar to support businesses that want to prove their responsible practices through FSC certification, but are unsure about aspects of Chain of Custody certification, and use of the FSC trademarks. The event is on Tuesday 12 March, from 11am- 12pm AEDT. So
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Victorian bushfire update and Tasmanian stats on fire affected forests

Bushfires now in Victoria and previously in Tasmania have had a devastating affect not only on forestry but also and more importantly livelihoods, livestock and lives with firefighters in Victoria currently building containment lines around fires burning east of Melbourne before “gust
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OFO to celebrate UN Day of Forests with video competition

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international effo
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Forest of Fabrication demonstrates modern timber construction

The UK Timber Trade Federation is sponsoring a new exhibition ‘Forest of Fabrication – dRMM: pioneers of timber architecture’ hosted by the Building Centre in London from 8 February until 17 May 2019. Source: Timberbiz Forest of Fabrication demonstrates the possibilities of modern tim
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ABARES’s Australia’s State of the Forests Report released

Australia’s forest industry is growing strongly but there is a clear need to plant more trees to keep up with demand. Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Richard Colbeck, said ABARES’s Australia’s State of the Forests Report 2018 shows Australia’s forest an
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Colbeck heads meeting on issues faced by forestry

Forestry ministers from the Commonwealth, the states and territories met in Melbourne on 15 February 2019 at the Forestry Ministers Meeting to discuss ways to continue to support Australia’s forestry industries. There was one similar meeting in June last year and three in 2017.
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New Forests to acquire Hikurange Forest Farms

New Forests is to acquire Hikurangi Forest Farms (HFF), based in Gisborne, New Zealand and anticipates that the purchase from current owner, Samling Group, will be complete by mid-2019, subject to consent from the Overseas Investment Office. The intention is to launch a rebranded busi
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International accolades for International House

International House in Sydney, the first commercial office building in Australia made from timber, has won a major award at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam. The seven-floor structure, which is also the world’s tallest commercial building made from engineered wood, was awa
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Recognised plant biosecurity champion at Australia Day Awards

Assistant Secretary of Plant Import Operations, Lois Ransom, has been awarded a Public Service Medal in recognition of her outstanding public service through the strengthening of Australia’s plant biosecurity system. Acting Head of Biosecurity, Dr Marion Healy, said Mrs Ransom has dev
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ABARES Outlook conference 2019

The ABARES Outlook 2019 conference will be held in Canberra on 5-6 March 2019 with industry speakers and producers providing access to the latest industry analysis and insights to enable strategic business planning. Source: Timberbiz Outlook 2019 is focused on the outlook for Australi
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