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Midway seeks stakeholder comment on management of high conservation values

Midway Limited is a wood processing and export business in Geelong, Victoria. The company is committed to protecting high conservation values through responsible forest management and so its resource and wood supply chain is certified to AFS standards (AS4707 and AS4708) and FSC® stan
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AKD job creation introduces 20 new apprentices to forestry

AKD is answering the call to support Australian job creation by announcing more than 20 new apprenticeship positions and new graduate positions in 2021. Source: Timberbiz AKD has always placed the development of its people as a high priority and this year the company felt it was even
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Opportunities & strategies for bushfire plantation protection – final document released

A final document has been prepared by John O’Donnell, titled “Potential opportunities and strategies for improved bushfire pine and hardwood plantation protection and management across Australia“, September 2020, following comments received on the document after an e
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Greater urgency to distribute recovery program in East Gippsland

Bureaucracy needs to develop a greater sense of urgency to distribute a $68.8 million economic recovery program for bushfire hit parts of Victoria, including East Gippsland. Source: Timberbiz The Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said it had taken too long for Bushfire Recov
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Auditor-General casts doubts on Safer Together bushfire policy

The Auditor-General has cast doubts on the Victorian Government’s ‘Safer Together’ bushfire policy, citing insufficient information to judge its effectiveness, while the amount of prescribed burns is well below target. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The Auditor-Generals’ ‘Reduci
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Queensland goes to polls prioritizing the 3-Rs in a push for recovery

A million Queenslanders working in the State’s major industries have urged all political parties to prioritise the Three Rs – Revenue, Regions and Regulation that is reasonable – to ensure continued strong growth. Source: Timberbiz The five industries – agriculture, mining and gas, to
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FWPA new board and chair elected

Craig Taylor has been elected as chair of the Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) board following the retirement of incumbent Chair John Simon. Source: Timberbiz Under the FWPA Constitution, the chair is elected by fellow directors at the first board meeting following the Annual
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Forico’s Simon Cook wins 2020 Richard Stanton award

Sustainability Manager for Forico Simon Cook has won the 2020 Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management. The award and trophy, presented remotely during Responsible Wood AGM, recognises the life of a man who was devoted to the forest industry in Australia and
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Bush Fire Commission on the cusp of releasing findings; IFA says address root causes

The Bush Fire Royal Commission must not simply audit and implement the last 58 inquiries, reviews and Royal Commissions on the issue, if it wants to see meaningful forest management in Australia according to the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz On the eve of the Commission br
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Friday analysis: Tumbarumba troubles go viral

Tumbarumba is in trouble. Big trouble. To be more specific Hyne’s Tumbarumba Mill is in trouble, and that means the entire district is in trouble. Put simply, there is just not enough timber to go around following last summer’s bushfires which decimated 40% of Hyne’s local log supply
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