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Friday analysis: STT no to fundraiser in the forest for Bob Brown Foundation

It can be a bit hard to read the Bob Brown Foundation sometimes. At its best, the foundation is a masterful public relations manipulator. There is no doubt at about that. However, the latest “outrage” to come out of the organisation reaches new heights of audacity. Source: Bruce Mitch
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Draft of Forest Safety Code Tas completed

After almost five years, an Exposure Draft of the Forest Safety Code Tasmania will be presented to the Minister for Justice, the Honourable Elise Archer with a recommendation that it should be adopted as an amended version of the documents that is prescribed in the Work Health and Saf
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Fire in Manawatu Tangimoana forest burns through 53ha

Fire and emergency services in New Zealand have been fighting a fire in the Manawatu Tangimoana forest. They were called to the fire around 6pm on 4 February and by the morning of 5 February it had burnt through 40ha of forestry. Source: Timberbiz Six helicopters and heavy machinery w
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100 days of inactivity after Bushfire Royal Commission findings

One hundred days after the Bushfire Royal Commission handed down its findings, bushfire survivors are still waiting on the federal government to take clear, decisive action on all recommendations. Source: Timberbiz “It has been 100 days since our members travelled to Canberra to hear
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Driver and owner wellbeing programs back on the road

Professional Ownership and Driver Wellbeing Program sessions are set to recommence after a long delay due to COVID 19 travel restrictions. Sessions will be held late March in Tasmania and sessions in Western Australia are currently being organised with the date to be confirmed. Source
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Spark Operational is the new cutting-edge bushfire tool

Australia will develop a nationally consistent bushfire modelling and prediction capability under an agreement announced yesterday between CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and AFAC, the National Council for Fire and Emergency Services. Source: Timberbiz The partnership invo
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Bob Brown Foundation’s Great Forest Case fails 3-0

Bob Brown has been told to accept the judgement of the Federal Court which this week dismissed his bid to halt native logging in Tasmania. The Federal Court on Wednesday ruled 3-0 against the Bob Brown Foundation’s argument that the state’s Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) contra
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Opinion: Stuart Ellis – disagrees with Mullins, fuel reduction does mitigate fire behaviour

The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC), the National Council for fire and emergency services, believes that Greg Mullins’ recent commentary around fuel reduction is misleading. (Greg Mullins AO, AFSM, is an internationally recognised expert in respondin
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FWCA moves to have Bob Brown Foundation prosecuted

Forest & Wood Communities Australia has formally requested prosecutions of the Bob Brown Foundation by the work safety regulator WorkSafe Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz The requests, made under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (Tas), are for the reckless and dangerous actions enga
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Old growth grannies nabbed by police

An anti-logging campaign group, Nannas for Native Forests, say they will not be swayed from highlighting the destruction of native forests in South Western Australia despite being charged with trespass. Source: Timberbiz The police were called after 27 members of the protestors made a
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