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Sculptform showroom shortlisted for interior award

Architecture studio Woods Bagot has used sculptural timber battens to create pathways through this immersive showroom space in Melbourne, designed for local cladding manufacturer Sculptform. Source: Dezeen The mixed-use space is located at the ground level of a tower in central Melbou
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A snapshot to show forestry is the answer to climate questions

The Australian Forest Products Association has launched Storing Carbon For A Cleaner Future: A Snapshot, which clearly and succinctly explains the role forest industries are playing and can play in climate change mitigation. Source: Timberbiz “Storing Carbon For A Cleaner Future: A Sn
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New website for Responsible Wood provides better options

Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme has launched its new website to improve user experience with greater search options and a better alignment with the PEFC website. Source: Timberbiz The website follows 12 months of collaboration with digital marketing a
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Planting boosts supply and helps achieve net zero emissions

Planting 400,000 hectares of new timber plantations won’t only help Australia achieve sovereign capability in timber and fibre supply – it would also help us achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and grow regional jobs, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Tim
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Midway to sell off Victorian plantations to land developers

Listed forestry company Midway Limited has put almost 1600 hectares of blue gum plantations 50 kilometres north of Melbourne up for sale, offering them as a land banking opportunity for patient developers. Source: The Australian Financial Review Price expectations for the Wandong Plan
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Vic Auditor-General report is scathing of DELWP management

The Victorian State Government’s decision to halt native timber harvesting should deliver outcomes for the environment, protected species, and climate change, according to Victorian Forest Products Australia (VFPA). Source: Timberbiz The ‘Protecting Victoria’s Biodiversity’ report, ho
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Cameron MacDonald chair of Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub board

Cameron MacDonald has been appointed chairman of the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub following the retirement of Ian McDonnell. Mr MacDonald, who was elevated from his previous position as deputy chair, said he was delighted to take on the role and to be supported by industry sta
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Vic MP Jeff Bourman granted access to documents on native timber shutdown

The State Government in Victoria has agreed to hand over all documents relating to the closure of the native timber industry to Shooters and Fishers Party MP Jeff Bourman. Mr Bourman posted the news on Facebook with the comment that he was looking forward to seeing the documents on 1
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Opinion: Nick Steel – WA’s decision to end native forestry is wrong and here’s why

We were recently made aware of the news that the Amazon basin has switched from a carbon sink to a carbon source. This was global news at the time, highlighting how the growing demand for forest products is fuelling unsustainable forestry practices in places like the Amazon and the ne
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Global shipping costs are skyrocketing

Bulk and commodity trade and vessel movements were embroiled in further turmoil in early October, with day rates for vessel leases spiking so dramatically, a commodity trader said that it was ‘stupid o’clock out there. You can get a vessel, but you’ll pay through the nose, and rates a
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