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Responsible Wood from AFS

Australian Forestry Standard Ltd has changed its name to Responsible Wood. Source: Timberbiz The change, announced in Hobart on 21 November, reflects the company’s commitment to implementing a clear consumer-focused strategy about the sustainability of certified Australian wood produc
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Wood panel market research report

The Global Engineered Wood Panel Market Research Report 2017-2022 provides a unique tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. Source: Technopow This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and competitive
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AUS vs imported glulam labelling

The Australian building and construction industry uses a wide range of timber products manufactured in Australia as well as imported. Sometimes confusion may due to differing overseas product marking/labelling requirements; a potential for such confusion is the marking/labelling of st
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Timber Communities Australia loses Helen Murray

Timber Communities Australia has announced the resignation of Helen Murray, who has been the national coordinator and its key representative for almost four years. Source: Timberbiz Since joining in 2014 Ms Murray has been a dedicated and proactive representative for TCA’s members fro
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Ricky Muir on the Green

The words “native timber industry” should not be words frowned upon, yet with relentless misinformation campaigns, outright lies and targeting of voters in the inner city, it seems they are according to Ricky Muir. Source: The Weekly Times Writing for The Weekly Times Mr Muir said: Th
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Lendlease and Tzannes team up again for second timber office

Developer Lendlease has unveiled the design of a second engineered timber building at Barangaroo South designed by Tzannes. Sources: Architectureau, The Sydney Morning Herald The building is proposed as a “sister” to International House Sydney, also designed by Tzannes, which was comp
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Australia may water down illegal timber

A 2017 study by the Global Financial Integrity ranked illegal logging as the third largest global crime in value, after counterfeiting and drug trafficking. Source: The Conversation Australia imports roughly $8.1 billion worth of timber products a year, and according to estimates from
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Kangaroo Island releases freight routes

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has welcomed the release of its Road Freight Options assessment paper, prepared by Osman Solutions, as the company moves towards mobilising the timber industry on Kangaroo Island. Source: Timberbiz KIPT worked with the Kangaroo Island Council to deve
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Hyne Timber top winner as best business

Hyne Timber collected the top prize as the Fraser Coast’s best business at the 2017 Business and Tourism Awards last night in front of about 330 people during a gala presentation dinner at the Beach House Hotel in Hervey Bay. Source: Fraser Coast Chronicle The six-generation fam
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Death knell for Bell Bay

The Bell Bay pulp mill is dead, after a decade of controversy which divided Tasmania. Source: The Mercury Permits for the controversial mill have been handed back by Gunns Ltd receivers Korda Mentha, State Parliament has heard. The $2.3 billion project, which dominated Tasmanian polit
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