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Friday Analysis: Charities do not invade, or encourage illegal behaviour

It’s hard not to applaud Liberal Senator Claire Chandler’s call for the Bob Brown Foundation’s charity status to be revoked. What has irked the Tasmanian Senator is the foundation’s online funding page which seeks tax-deductible donations for its activism. This, she says, should be th
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Bago and Maragle State Forest reopen for essential forestry

Following extensive work by Forestry Corporation of NSW and contractors, Bago and Maragle State Forests have reopened for essential forest use. This excludes activities still prohibited due to COVID19 restrictions such as camping,picnicking, fossicking and hunting. Source: Timberbiz R
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Sugar Pine Walk no more after bushfires

Following the devastation of the 2019-20 bushfire season, work is to begin to remove the iconic Sugar Pine Walk in Bago State Forest. Sadly, the forest was heavily burnt in the bushfires and the Sugar Pine Walk trees cannot be saved, said Forestry Corporation of NSW Snowy Region Manag
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Are Greens spiking trees in Tasmania? A deadly serious concern for sawmillers

Tasmanian Police are investigating fresh allegations of “deadly” tree spiking in Tasmanian forests, as protests in logging areas starts up again. The spiked logs were supplied to at least two southern Tasmanian sawmills on Tuesday, destroying saws worth up to $15,000 and,
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Friday Analysis: Spiking a log is simply bastardry

It is surprisingly hard to put into words the bastardry being inflicted on Tasmania’s mill operators. Spikes have been found in several trees at two Tasmanian sawmills leaving political parties at loggerheads over who is responsible for the industrial sabotage. Source: Bruce Mitchell
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Information – your key to navigating the future

With COVID-19 front and centre of industry challenges right now and for the foreseeable future, there has never been a greater need for the latest news and information to be delivered to the forests and timber industry sectors. Ryan Media, as an independent and Australian-owned media
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Digital campaign to thank health care workers and foresters

Frontline food and health workers who have heroically cared for all of us during the COVID-19 pandemic are being lauded by the Australian Forest Products Association in a new digital campaign. Source: Timberbiz “These frontline workers are truly heroes. Whilst many of us have been qua
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NZ forest safety conference now online in June

The Forest Industry Engineering Association announced that its biennial forest safety conference will be going ahead in June – in a digital format. The new way of learning will include online chat rooms to allow for networking. Source: Timberbiz “While lockdown conditions have forced
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Gippsland to get $650m for bushfire recovery

Gippsland is set to share in more than $650 million of additional bushfire recovery funding as part of a Federal Government package announced by local MP Darren Chester. Source: Timberbiz Mr Chester said the bushfires had impacted communities in East Gippsland and Wellington Shire wou
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$15m in freight support for burnt timber

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the inclusion of $15 million in freight support for burnt timber, as part of the National Bushfire Industry Recovery Package announced today but urges more is needed to help the industry recover. Source: Timberbiz In annou
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