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Tassie government promises new anti-protest laws

The Tasmanian Liberal government has promised to introduce new anti-protest laws to replace those struck out by the high court if it is returned to power next month. Source: The Guardian The previous laws were ruled unconstitutional in October after a challenge by the former Australia
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Robotics opportunities in forestry explored and discussed

Forest safety, improving productivity and getting workers off the felling site has been a major push for forestry managers, forest owners, logging contractors and equipment suppliers. Source: Timberbiz To provide local operations with an insight into just where the technology is headi
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Canadian take on forestry safety

On 18 October, 2017, a logger was killed in a tragic incident near Mackenzie in northern British Columbia, Canada. The operator was using a feller buncher to cut timber on a slope when the machine tipped over backwards, cutting off his escape route when the machine caught fire. Source
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Forestry safety feeds skills shortage

One of New Zealand’s biggest industries is facing a boom, but skilled workers are thin on the ground. Sources: The Marlborough Express, Stuff NZ Forestry experts in Marlborough say the industry has been branded with an undeserved reputation for poor safety practices; putting pot
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Dangerous jobs linked to dangerous thinking

Working in forestry is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country but more than the machinery, it could well be the lifestyle of the workers that causes health problems according to Dr Tom Mulholland an emergency department doctor. Source: Stuff NZ “When I was 18 years old I joined
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Forestry is still among most dangerous industries

If you work in agriculture, forestry and fishing, then you’re working in Australia’s most dangerous industry, a study has found. Source: Sydney Morning Herald A recent analysis by Finder Insights (https://www.finder.com.au/insights) has found agriculture, forestry and fish
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Christmas wishes

Ryan Media staff and management would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and fabulous New Year. Ryan Media office will be closed from Monday the 25th of December and re-open on Tuesday the 2nd of January This is the last of Daily Timber News for this year. We extend best wishes to all
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Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Safety Compliance Project

Skills Impact has advised of a project that will review units of competency from the PPM Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Training Package with regard to occupational health and safety, so they reflect current industry skills standards and practices and all job functions are accurately de
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Forest Harvesting Optimisation Project Approved

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved the Case for Endorsement for the updated and revised units of competency, along with a Companion Volume Implementation Guide. Source: Timberbiz The revised units will be released on to training.gov.au by the end of 2017,
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Victoria prepare for a deadly fire season

Fire chiefs are warning Victorian communities to prepare for a potentially deadly fire season, amid fears a looming La Nina pattern could lead to residents becoming complacent. Source: The Weekly Times The Bureau of Meteorology has announced it is on watch for the development of a La 
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