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Government to get tough with Australian Forestry Standards

The Federal Government has foreshadowed a tough approach towards retailers who refuse to sell goods certified under the internationally recognised Australian Forestry Standard (AFS). Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck,
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Government’s one billion trees plan inadequately supported

The Federal Government’s $20 million forestry plan to plant one billion trees is a big policy step, but is inadequate as it amounts to only two cents per tree. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz That was a key point made by the chairman of the Australian Forest Products Association,
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Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry

The New Zealand Institute of Forestry has announced that David Saathof has been awarded The Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry in 2018. Source: Timberbiz This award recognises engagement in the principles and practice of sustainable forest management including policy, plan
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Healthy Homes to showcase CLT build

See a spectacular new Sydney CLT build on Network Ten’s Healthy Homes this Saturday. Source: Timberbiz Take a first look into Sydney architect James Fitzpatrick’s spectacular new home on Network Ten’s long running lifestyle series Healthy Homes Australia. The show will air on Sa
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Queensland Timber Industry Awards finalists

On 13 October TABMA Queensland will be hosting the Queensland Timber Industry Awards in Brisbane. This is the only industry event of its kind for the Queensland Timber Industry and is the one chance to showcase and recognise the industry’s finest. Source: Timberbiz Held in the P
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Nominations for Regional Forestry Collaborative Leadership Program

The inaugural 2018 For Our Future, Regional Forestry Collaborative Leadership Program, was an outstanding success, delivering professional-level leadership development to industry participants. Your company is invited to become involved in the 2019. Source: Timberbiz FWPA members have
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Timber Expo UK starts next week

Timber Expo is an annual trade show in the UK, covering a breadth of timber applications from timber frame, sawmills, merchants, glulam, SIPs, CLT, fixings and fastenings, timber cladding, doors/windows, mouldings, skirtings and flooring. Source: Timberbiz Timber Expo is supported by
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HarvestTECH dates and call for papers

HarvestTECH sold out in 2017 with more than 450 harvesting and wood transport contractors, harvest planners, forest managers and equipment and tech providers together in Rotorua, New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz In addition to having most harvesting contractors from throughout the count
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Timber innovation awards in London

Safeguard Europe Ltd and a team of students from the Architectural Association’s School of Architecture have been named the winners of the TTJ Timber Innovation Award 2018. Source: Timberbiz The Award is comprised of two categories: Product Development, which celebrates pioneering pro
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ForestTECH 2018 becomes a virtual reality

Virtual, augmented and mixed reality are no longer just for gamers and tech demos. Even now, they’re becoming an important tool for big business. Most sectors see real benefits in utilising virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies. Source: Timberbiz, ForestTECH The forestry i
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