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ABARES insights into Australia’s forest fires

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) released its insights article: Stocktake of Fire in Australia’s forests, 2011 to 2016. Principal Forest Scientist Dr Steve Read, Acting Assistant Secretary of Biosecurity, Fisheries, Forestry and
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KIPT seaport again under fire from abalone farm

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timber’s proposed $40 million seaport at Smith Bay has again raised the ire of a neighbouring abalone farm and the local council. Neighbouring abalone farm Yumbah Aquaculture has written to the local council highlighting a series of concerns over a harbour p
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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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AFPA backs MBA after dire forecast

The Australian Forest Products Association has backed Master Builders Australia’s Action Plan which calls for a raft of comprehensive economic stimulus measures from all levels of government to encourage new housing construction. Source: Timberbiz MBA’s Action Plan supports AFPA’s cal
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$140m bushfire relief package to provide targeted support for forestry

The Australian Forest Products Association has welcomed the NSW Government’s $140 million Bushfire Industry Recovery Package, which will provide urgently needed support for the state’s forest industries which were severely impacted by the Black Summer bushfires. Source: Timberbiz AFPA
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Eden-Monaro win to come on the back of forestry

The upcoming Eden-Monaro by-election will be strongly influenced by which candidate delivers the strongest and most positive approach for the forestry and forest products sector, according to the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association Ross Hampton. Sourc
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NZ log exports fell sharply in April – a bounce back is expected

Log exports from New Zealand fell sharply in April 2020 after logging operations were suspended during alert level 4, but average prices per cubic metre picked up according to Stats NZ. Source: Timberbiz In contrast, dairy and fruit exports were strong despite fears of port congestion
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NSW’s $140m bushfire recovery package will provide urgent support

The Australian Forest Products Association has welcomed the NSW Government’s $140 million Bushfire Industry Recovery Package, which will provide urgently needed support for the state’s forest industries which were severely impacted by the Black Summer bushfires. Source: Timberbiz AFPA
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Housing stimulus plan released by MBA to stem huge fall

A housing stimulus plan that includes $40,000 cash grants for people building a new property as its centrepiece has been released by the Master Builders Association (MBA). Current industry forecasting indicates new home building will fall by almost 50%, putting half a million jobs at
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East Gippsland crushed under Victorian Government inaction

East Gippsland native timber harvest and haulage operators are in a dire situation with the State Government again unjustifiably halting their work, according to the Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath. Source: Timberbiz Ms Bath said that two weeks ago, she had written to the Mini
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