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New board member for Forestry Australia after member audit

Forestry Australia has released results of its latest member audit, which show a happy and growing membership base. The organisation has experienced an unprecedented 19% increase in membership since 2020, with member satisfaction also significantly increasing. Source: Timberbiz The au
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AFPA welcomes new Labor government now sworn in

The Australian Forest Products Association has congratulated the incoming Albanese Labor Government and signalled its determination to assist Labor meet timber production targets and more ambitious climate goals. Source: Timberbiz Anthony Albanese was sworn in as Australia’s 31st prim
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Get in quick with your Gottstein application

Gottstein Trust flagship grants program applicants have until 3 June to get their applications in. These opportunities are open to absolutely anyone – an in-field machinery operator,  nursery worker,  mill worker, TAFE student, haulage operator, PhD researcher, architect, engineer, si
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New carpentry trade facility for Melbourne’s north

Victoria’s State Government has delivered a new carpentry trade facility at Kangan TAFE – the final piece in the TAFE’s multi-million-dollar Trades and Skills Centre for Broadmeadows jobseekers. Source: Timberbiz Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney launched the $1.2 m
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Finland’s design awards recognise Ponsse’s Future Cabin

One of the most significant design awards in Finland was given to the Ponsse Scorpion’s Future Cabin. In addition to Ponsse, Fennia Prize recognitions were given to Posti Group Corporation, Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd and Myssyfarmi Oy. Source: Timberbiz In the design of Future Cabin, the
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Environmental Forestry 2022 Conference

The FIEA Environmental Forestry Conference will be running in conjunction with a pre-conference workshop hosted by Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service. These combined events are running on 28-29 June 2022 in Rotorua, New Zealand. . Source: Timberbiz Improving our environmental p
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Australian Timber Design Awards 23 years old

Responsible Wood will continue its long running involvement in the Australian Timber Design Awards. Now in their 23rd year, the awards are distinguished by a proud heritage of innovation and achievement, they promote and encourage outstanding timber design. Source: Timberbiz As sponso
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UN World Forestry Congress confirms timber’s crucial role for climate

The United Nations’ World Forestry Congress has confirmed sustainable timber production is crucial to achieving the international climate and environmental goals needed this century. Source: Timberbiz The recent World Forestry Congress Ministerial Call on Sustainable Wood confirmed th
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New training course for changes to managing swift parrot habitat

A new biodiversity training course to support forest workers to implement upcoming changes to the management requirements for swift parrot habitat for forestry operations within Tasmania’s Eastern Tiers is being planned for June. Source: Timberbiz This one-day field-based course
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Cutting Through to the root of problems

Forico is partnering with Rural Alive and Well and its sector-specific Cutting Through program, aimed at bringing critical support to Tasmanians in the forestry and timber industry. Source: Timberbiz RAW is a Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation, building mentally healthy and resilie
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