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Mount Mulligan comes up tops in timber design awards

Mount Mulligan Lodge is something special. Set in the rugged terrain of remote Queensland, on a cattle property only accessible by helicopter or by off-road 4WD, it is a project that set tongues wagging at the Timber Design Awards in Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz Hence, Mount Mulligan
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50 Shades of Green aims to restrict forest planting in NZ

Large scale, small scale and Māori foresters have said that the recent 50 Shades of Green march on the New Zealand parliament highlights deliberately created confusion about the true nature and recent scope of forestry expansion. Source: Timberbiz Farm Forestry Association President H
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Delivery of Plantation Development Loans is close

Consultation is underway to inform the delivery of the Australian Government’s commitment to provide Plantation Development Concessional Loans and meet the growing demand for our wood and fibre. Source: Timberbiz “Our Government committed to providing $500 million in concessiona
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Timber Queensland applauds decision on native forestry

Timber Queensland has welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement that native forest that was due to become national park, will now be kept open to the timber industry is an important first step toward recognising the need for resource security. And it is in the interests of the
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VicForests looks forward to future beyond native harvesting

VicForests has denied claims it has been running out of money for years before the Premier declared the end of Victoria’s native hardwood industry last week. The Age in Melbourne last week reported that only increasing direct payments by taxpayers, which the government insists a
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Labor votes to uphold Dan’s timber ban

The Andrews Government in Victoria on Wednesday voted down a motion in State Parliament seeking support for the native timber industry. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath who raised the motion said the Andrews Government would go down as the most anti-regiona
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Scion develops biobased treatment for softwood radiata

Scion has developed a new biobased treatment technology that can give softwood radiata pine durable properties. The treatment increases the performance of radiata pine timber in outdoor uses including decking, cladding, outdoor furniture and exterior joinery. Source: Timberbiz Unlike
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Queensland saves native forestry jobs and keeps harvesting open

Thousands of hectares of native forest north of Noosa, which had been due to become national park, will now be kept open to the timber industry in order to save hundreds of jobs. Source: Timberbiz The Queensland Government made the decision to extend the current harvesting permits in
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Vic Labor fiddles while forests burn

Australia’s professional body for forest scientists, forest managers and forest growers, the Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers has condemned the Andrews Government decision to end native forestry in Victoria as ‘short-sighted.’ Source: Timbe
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AFPA says Labor decision at odds with Labor policy

Victorian communities and families will be reeling after the devastating news that the Andrews Government will close down the state’s native forestry industries by 2030. The move will see the loss of thousands of jobs and the withdrawal of key investment in many regional and rural cen
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