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IFA & AFG addresses land management at Victorian Ecosystems Inquiry

The Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers has told the Inquiry into Ecosystem Decline in Victoria that only active and adaptive land management supported by collective community action can address ecosystem decline directly and effectively. Source: Timberbi
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With WoodSolutions Forestry works in harmony with threatened species

The latest episode of our WoodChat podcast series takes a look at a new research project that is monitoring the impact of forestry activities on a number of iconic at-risk Tasmanian species, such as wedge-tailed eagles, masked owls, giant freshwater crayfish and Tasmanian devils. Sour
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Labor too close to the Greens so it fails to protect workers

Tasmania’s Labor Opposition and Victoria’s Labor Government have been accused of failing to act to protect workers. “They talk about supporting workers, but are unwilling to actually do anything,” Tasmanian Resources Minister Guy Barnett said. Source: Timberbiz “If Labor really care a
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Opinion: Peter Rutherford – Safer Together policy is a PR slogan to die for

The Victorian Bushfire “Safer Together” and “Risk Based Approach to Bushfire Mitigation Places Rural Communities in the Firing Line. The disastrous 2009 bushfires in Victoria, cost 173 human lives, burnt over 2,000 homes and caused immeasurable environmental damage a
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Friday analysis: Turning a blind eye to a work safe environment

Everyone who works in Australia – actually anywhere – should have the right to expect to work in a safe environment free of risk of injury or harm – physical and/or mental. That unalienable right is even enshrined in legislation across the country. But that legislation is challenged o
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Tas Labor, Liberals and FWCA say they’ve had enough of BBF protestors

Tasmania’s forest workers, their families and communities are tired of the emotional and financial stress caused by professional activists who continue to disrupt their workplaces, according to Forest and Wood Communities Australia. Source: Timberbiz The FWCA says that protest action
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Britton Timbers labels BBF protestors terrorists in Tasmania

An attack by protestors on a sawmill in Tasmania this morning has prompted a call from the Managing Director of Britton Timbers that enough is enough. Source: Timberbiz Eight Bob Brown Foundation protesters were arrested after an early morning sit-in at McKays sawmill in Brighton. The
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Murrindindi Council decision leads protestors to Snobs Creek

Protestors have begun disrupting forestry activities at coupes at Snobs Creek in the Central Highlands of Victoria following a local council’s unanimous decision last week to advocate for logging to cease in the area. Source: Timberbiz Murrindindi Shire Council on Wednesday called on
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$29m funding for SA bushfire affected regions

The Australian and South Australian Governments announced almost $29 million in funding for 12 new projects to boost local economies across South Australia’s bushfire-affected communities. Source: Timberbiz Local Economic Recovery (LER) support under the National Bushfire Recovery Fun
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PRO Driver lifts workflow for drivers and fleet managers

Webfleet Solutions, one of the world’s leading telematics providers and part of Bridgestone, is introducing its upgraded PRO Driver Terminal: the PRO 8475. Equipped with advanced technologies, including LTE connectivity and Google Services, the versatile premium tablet supports driver
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