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Vale: Gary Caulfield

The building industry is mourning the death of leading construction industry leader Gary Caulfield who passed away in New Zealand last Friday. Source: Timberbiz At the time of his death he was project director with Steeltech Industries in Singapore and heavily involved in the construc
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Tas Forest Products backs FSC audit report

Tasmania’s Forest Products Association (TFPA) has backed Sustainable Timber Tasmania’s sustainable forest management practices following the public release of its Forest Stewardship Council Australia audit report, which found STT met almost all FSC indicators applicable to it. Source:
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How Victorian Stage 4 restrictions impact forestry and timber production

Last week the Victorian State Government took the drastic measure of moving metropolitan Melbourne to Stage 4 restrictions and the rest of Victoria to Stage 3. To many members of the public, this might not seem to be a huge blow to the timber and forest industry, which at first glance
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Friday Analysis: COVID forces Greens change of tactics, but they’re still at it

It’s an understatement to say that CoVid-19 has disrupted the entire world. No country is immune. It is of course virulent, disruptive, debilitating and deadly. It is also a distraction. Source: Bruce Mitchell Australia’s attention has been fixed on the daily press briefings detailing
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Special Disaster Grant offers private forest growers more

More time and wider eligibility have been given to primary producers impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires to apply for the $75,000 Special Disaster Grant. Small businesses have also been given more time to request support, with time frames extended for small business bushfire recovery gr
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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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