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Focus on year-round bushfire prevention, not last-minute water bombing

The Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers are calling for a greater focus on year-round bushfire prevention activities over the use of water bombing aircraft. In a submission to Queensland’s K’gari (Fraser Island) Bushfire Review IFA/AFG president Bob Gordo
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HomeBuilder success underlined by new data

The overwhelming success of the Federal Government’s HomeBuilder scheme in driving economic recovery has been confirmed by new data released this week, according to Master Builders Australia. Source: Timberbiz “It’s even more proof that a stronger building industry means a stronger ec
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Australian Pine Log Price Index January

The Australian Pine Log Price Index for the January to June 2020 period has just been released. Source: Friday Offcuts The Australian Pine Log Price Index is compiled by KPMG using data provided by Australian softwood growers. The Index documents changes in pine log prices achieved by
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Victor Violante appointed Deputy CEO at AFPA

The Australian Forest Products Association has appointed Victor Violante to the new role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer after more than four years in the organisation. Source: Timberbiz Mr Violante has held the position of Senior Policy Manager for the past 4 ½ years, looking after
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Opinion: Marc Peruzzi – mass timber could be the silver buckshot

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: the construction business accounts for an estimated 23% of the world’s carbon-dioxide emissions—5.7 billion tons, according to the most recent estimates. Much of this comes from the use of concrete and steel, the two biggest contributors to e
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Dizzying heights of new home builds can’t last

New Home Sales reached remarkable heights in December, nearly doubling compared with the number of sales recorded in November, according to HIA economist, Angela Lillicrap. The surge in sales has been attributed to HomeBuilder as households finalised contracts to build a new home befo
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New CEO for Vic Forest Products Association

Former Australian Pork senior executive Deb Kerr is the Victorian Forest Products Association’s foundation CEO. Ms Kerr has extensive experience in the primary industries sector, having worked in various industry representative roles across the sector, and most recently as a senior ex
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Pine log yard development for Eden

Since the devastating 2020 bushfires, vital revenue from softwood export log sales together with woodchip sales from interim woodchip operations has allowed Allied Natural Wood Exports (ANWE) to retain employment during the rebuild of the Eden wood processing and export facility. Sour
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Not all NSW timber industry affected by China ban

The local timber industry in the Snowy Valleys has been largely unaffected by the recent ban on New South Wales timber being imported to China. Source: Tumut and Adelong Times Just before Christmas, China suspended imports of timber from NSW and Western Australia, with local customs o
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Queensland’s timber hub boasts a long list of timber names

  When Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood relocated to its new office, an opportunity arose for both to create a “Timber Hub” – a shared vision showcasing Responsible Wood certified Queensland timber species to visitors and stakeholders alike. Source: Timberbiz Working with l
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