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Australians’ definitive vote for timber and paper production

Commissioned research by the South Australian Forest Products Association has found more than nine in 10 Australians want the next Australian Government to keep manufacturing of sustainable paper, packaging, and toilet paper, onshore and local. Source: Timberbiz The May 2 UComms poll
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Forest & Wood Communities progresses with national membership manager

One of the Gippsland timber community’s most respected members has joined Forest & Wood Communities Australia as National Membership Manager. Felicia Stevenson, who is president of the Heyfield Timber Festival committee and whose family has been in forestry for three generations,
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CFMEU calls on Liberals to adopt Labor strategies

The union representing timber workers has written to Liberal and National Party Members and candidates in timber seats calling on them to adopt key planks of Labor’s Forestry and Forest Products strategy released last week. Source: Timberbiz These include initiatives announced by Labo
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Illegal protestors block traditional owners in Wombat forest

Illegal green activists were showing no respect for the traditional owners of the Wombat State Forest, blockading planned salvage harvesting needed to restore country. The Dja Dja Wurrung have commissioned VicForests to undertake extensive surveys and arrange salvage harvesting of win
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Building approvals down but demand remains strong

Building approvals for detached homes declined by 3.1% in March after the strong performance in the previous month. But despite the decline in March and the weak performance in January during the holidays and the Omicron outbreak, detached home approvals for the first three months of
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Mill closure in WA blamed on the end of native forestry

Queensland’s Parkside Timber will close its green and dry mill at Greenbushes in Western Australia on Friday with 50 local employees stood down. The WA State Government’s decision to end native forestry by the end of 2023 has been blamed for the closure. Source: Timberbiz However WA F
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Virtually a timber design centre for NZ

An agreement to create an industry advisory service for building designers will promote and facilitate greater use of timber in New Zealand buildings, says Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service deputy director general Jason Wilson. Source: Timberbiz “This advisory service, called
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Friday analysis: Federal Labor at a native loggerhead with WA and Victoria

Anyone in the housing industry looking for some relief from the Reserve Bank of Australia’s 0.25% increase in the cash rate was sadly disappointed. The idea that just maybe an increase in home loan interest rates may take some of the heat out of the housing market by slowing loan appl
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Bond arrives in Sydney’s northwest

The Norwest Business Park development by Mulpha in Sydney’s northwest is a 377-hectare masterplan precinct that includes ‘The Bond’, which is the first of three mass wood buildings featuring biophilic design exposed mass timber and glulam frames supporting CLT floor and roof panels. S
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Timber Qld Growth Scholarships Program open to foster passion for forestry

Timber Queensland has launched its annual ‘Growth Scholarships’ Program in 2022–2023. The new scholarship program is aimed at early and mid-career professionals and skilled workers to foster their passion for working in the Queensland forest and timber industry. Source: Timberbiz Timb
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