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Gippsland gets $10m upgrade to arterial roads

Three arterial roads in Gippsland significantly impacted by last summer’s bushfires will receive more than $10 million in Federal Government funding to improve safety and resilience of the transport corridors. Source: Timberbiz The Bonang Rd, Mallacoota-Genoa Rd and Great Alpine Rd wi
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Opinion: John O’Donnell – Tough times where are the opportunities

Our Australian economy is going through a relatively tough time at the moment, including in regard to COVID-19 and trade actions. There are current issues across Australia in regard to timber exports to China, an important Australian export market and there have been export restrictio
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Friday analysis: Good plans for 2021 but China isn’t one of them

2021 seems to have got off to a reasonably good start with plans announced for a pellet plant on Kangaroo Island, a briquette plant at the Eden export facility and funding for Gippsland’s fire damaged road system. But the China problem just won’t go away. Source: Bruce Mitchell It’s C
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Citations for firefighting efforts awarded in NSW

Bushfire Emergency Citations have been presented to more than 200 New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Southern Ranges Branch staff for their efforts fighting the dreadful 2019-20 bush fires that swept the region. Source: Timberbiz Southern Ranges Branch Director
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Dropout rates from industry to be examined by SA government

The causes of higher than desired drop-out rates in forestry industries training is being examined by a South Australian Government funded project. Source: Timberbiz Mount Gambier-based Logging Investigation & Training Association and the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub gaine
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Green triangle appoints first fire manager

Experienced forest and fire manager, Anthony Walsh has been appointed the Green Triangle Fire Alliance’s inaugural fire manager. With almost 20 years’ experience working in the Green Triangle managing some of the region’s largest plantation companies, Mr Walsh has developed strong rel
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48hrs after arrest Bob Brown in forest protest again

Forest and Wood Communities Australia has condemned attention-seeking corporate activist Bob Brown who was arrested twice this week for invading a lawful timber harvesting operation logging in Tasmania’s North Eastern Tiers. Source: Timberbiz Dr Brown was arrested for the second
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Opinion: Justin Law – It’s time the regulators did their job

You know your Federal Court Case is going bad when you resort to tired stunts like getting arrested at a harvesting coupe for a bit of cheap publicity. This is what is happening in Tasmania with Bob Brown getting on the catastrophe offensive to keep the donations rolling in. The centr
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Intensive training program for Forestry Corp NSW firefighters

Thirty-six Forestry Corporation of NSW firefighters have been honing their skills in a five-day training camp at Bombala in preparation for the fire season ahead. Source: Timberbiz Staff from the Bombala, Tumut, South Coast, Coffs Harbour and Walcha Forest Protection Areas were traine
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Bob Brown arrested in Tas for trespassing logging site

High-profile conservationist Bob Brown was arrested in Tasmania yesterday for trespassing on an active logging site. Protestors, apparently from the Bob Brown Foundation, halted logging in Tasmania’s North Eastern Tiers. Three people locked themselves onto a log loader. Source:
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