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Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative funding for Gippsland

A project aimed at saving lives and reducing road trauma in Gippsland has been granted a share of funding under round five of the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI). Source: Timberbiz Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the funding would kick-s
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Green Triangle formulates COVID-19 codes of practice to manage lockdowns

A Green Triangle forest industries COVID-19 code of practice has been formulated to equip the workforce to best manage the pandemic and tightening border lockdown. Generated by the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub (GTFIH) in conjunction with the Green Triangle Forest Contractors G
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Protestors targeting Greensill but the protestors are not sure why

Grafton-based Greensill Bros is the latest logging company to attract the unwanted and illegal activities of protestors. The protests began at Nambucca during thinning operations in May and have continued as teams move from site to site. Source: Timberbiz After moving from Nambucca to
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Opinion: David Hutchens on FSC Forest Certification

In the most recent evolution of VicForests public bid for forest certification, the government forest agency has lodged a formal complaint against three directors of FSC for breaching standards and articles of constitution. This follows weeks of publicity surrounding VicForests – none
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Friday analysis: rampant forestry protestors with little forethought of any kind pic

The protestors are back, frustrating timber industry workers in New South Wales and Western Australia and leaving others in Tasmania slightly bemused. And then there is the Wilderness Society which has taken its aim to shut down the native timber industry in Australia to the world. Th
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Bob Brown Foundation got the foundations totally wrong

Claims by the Bob Brown Foundation that Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT) plan to harvest giant trees and shut the Styx road in mid-August, are a new low according to Tasmania’s Resources Minister Guy Barnett. Source: Timberbiz “Facts have never been high on the agenda for environment
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Gumbaynggirr protestors at it again in Bagawa forest

Logging has been stopped at Bagawa State Forest this morning. It is the fourth time logging has been halted on the NSW Mid North Coast over the past six weeks by the Gumbaynggirr Conservation Group (GCG). Source: Timberbiz One individual is in a tree attached to two machines, effectiv
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Inconsistent COVID rules hamper cross border truck industry

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) board was in crisis talks with the Deputy Prime Minister yesterday following the collapse of an interstate agreement aimed at speeding the flow of freight. Source: Timberbiz Despite a National Cabinet agreement last week on a protocol for movi
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Bushfire paper on opportunities and strategies for pine plantations protection

Leading bushfire expert John O’Donnell has released a draft paper on the potential opportunities and strategies for improved bushfire pine plantation protection and management across Australia. Source: Timberbiz “After the large bushfires killing considerable areas of pine plantations
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CSIRO to work on new national disaster research centre

CSIRO has welcomed the establishment of a new national disaster research centre that will focus on natural hazards and disaster risk reduction. CSIRO will work with the current Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC), the Australasian Fire and Emergency Servi
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