Australasia's home for timber news and information

Forestry protesters dangerously targeting logging trucks on the road

VicForests has issued an alert over the serious risks and hazards from threatening and aggressive driving targeting log trucks and other forestry workers. Source: Timberbiz The alert follows reports of anti-logging activists allegedly tailgating a 63-tonne logging truck from the Womba
Continue Reading →

New international code to boost safety in forestry

International Labour Organization (ILO) is moving to boost safety and health in forestry work. Despite progress in recent decades, forests remain hazardous workplaces. New guidance from the ILO aims to better protect those women and men working in the sector. Source: Timberbiz Million
Continue Reading →

HVP and CFA training back on track

A recent collaborative training exercise between CFA and Hancock Victorian Plantations (HVP) has been hailed as a success following an enforced break because of the pandemic. Source: Australian Rural & Regional News The Shelley Burn Camp is unique because it occurs in one of the h
Continue Reading →

TracPlus solution for aerial firefighting

TracPlus, a global leader in aerial firefighting software solutions, has launched TracPlus Beacon, an innovative mobile application that transforms smartphones into advanced tracking devices. Source: Timberbiz Integrated seamlessly with the TracPlus Cloud platform, this solution exten
Continue Reading →

Arup produces guide – Fire Safe Design of Mass Timber Buildings

The demand to use mass timber in construction is increasing as society seeks to build with more sustainable materials. Building codes and design guidance for using mass timber vary substantially country to country as does the foundation on which the local codes have been developed. So
Continue Reading →

Chainsaw Safety Week

Leading chainsaw brand, STIHL, has launched STIHL Chainsaw Safety Week in Australia from 3-9 June to build awareness of the necessary safety precautions for operating a chainsaw this winter and beyond. Source: Timberbiz With almost one thousand chainsaw injuries reported in Australia
Continue Reading →

Recovery underway at Tumut after region’s loss in bushfires

Nationals Member for Cootamundra and Shadow Minister for Crown Lands Steph Cooke has visited the Tumut region to meet forestry industry stakeholders and discuss the progress being made as the region continues to recover from the Black Summer bushfires. Source: Timberbiz Ms Cooke said
Continue Reading →

NSW puts $13M to work in protecting critical timber supplies

The NSW Government has announced a $13 million forestry funding package to provide much needed protection of critical timber supplies in the Murray region in the lead up to the next bushfire season. Source: Timberbiz This package will build a better resilience into this important regi
Continue Reading →

It’s time for dramatically increased disaster mitigation action

Increased costs of living are a very big issue across Australia and continues to increase for businesses and homeowners. Source: John O’Donnell The author has previously provided information in relation to this matter in the article linked here: The above linked article considers: Inc
Continue Reading →

The ABC has not learnt its ABCs – more false claims against VicForests

On Thursday 23 May, the ABC aired a segment on Mornings with Debbie Rybicki that VicForests says contained false and misleading claims of damage to the ecosystem, not conducting surveys, and failing to adequately regenerate coupes. Source: Timberbiz VicForests was not approached to pr
Continue Reading →