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Forestry election debate in Launceston tomorrow with ministers

The Forest Industries Election Debate run by AFPA will be an important policy debate ahead of the Federal Election, focusing entirely on policy that directly affects Australia’s full value chain of forest industries. Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Richard Colbe
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Former MD of Gunns passes away

John Gay, the long-time former managing director of timber company Gunns, has died aged 75. He was born into a third-generation sawmilling family in Deloraine in 1943. After attending boarding school in Hobart, he went to work at his father’s sawmill at the age of 15. He was ope
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IFA Forest valuation seminars

The next workshop organised by the IFA Forest Valuation Standard subcommittee has an agenda that includes a wide range of topics such as Green Bonds, Natural Capital Accounting, Carbon Sequestration, Native Forests, as well as latest information and thinking on forest valuations. Sour
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Call for nominations for Richard Stanton Awards for Excellence

Responsible Wood is calling for nominations in this year’s coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody. This is the fifth year of the award which pays tribute to a man who devoted his life to sustainable forest management in Australia
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Money grows on Trees in Tasmania

Private Forests Tasmania, the Institute of Foresters of Australia, the Forest Practices Authority and the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association has combined to hold a field day to discuss incorporating trees into an agricultural setting. It will provide an opportunity for landown
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Colbeck announcements at Day of Forests dinner WA

To celebrate the UN International Day of Forests the Leschenault Timber Industry Club held a dinner at the Sanctuary Golf Resort in Bunbury, Western Australia. Senator Richard Colbeck Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources and Nola Marino MP, Member for Forrest were am
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Outcomes of International Women’s Day meeting in Canberra

On the eve of International Women’s Day 2019 – Balance for Better, more than 100 women from across Australia’s forest industries met at Old Parliament house in Canberra. This was history making for Australia, such a number of women in forest industries had never gathered before. Parti
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Education initiatives on International Day of Forests

The Australian Liberal National Government is delivering $200,000 for two new education initiatives in partnership with Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) to educate the next generation to help the industry thrive into the future. Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Re
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Asia Pacific flooring show in March

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, the largest flooring tradeshow in the Asia Pacific and co-organised by VNU Exhibitions Asia, is welcoming visitors to register for the 2019 show taking place from March 26-28 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Source: Timberbiz The show is expandin
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Commonwealth Forestry Association Young Forester Awards open

As part of the Commonwealth Forestry Association’s commitment to supporting the professional development of young foresters they have announced the launch of the CFA Young Forester Award 2020 in conjunction with the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. This is op
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