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TFFPN appoints Workforce and Diversity manager

Tracey Taylor has dipped in and out of forestry since university days, where she spent a summer working with Forestry Resources Tasmania harvesting and pollinating seed. Now the Tasmanian Forest Products Network (TFFPN) has welcomed her into a new role which will deliver for the indus
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Clean Energy Finance Corp report backs timber use in construction

New Clean Energy Finance Corporation research shows expanding timber use in construction will significantly cut carbon emissions in the building and construction sector, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz The CEFC’s Australian buildings and infr
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Seven marketing excellence awards to Tasmania

Tasmania’s forestry and timber industry have teamed up with a local marketing company to win seven awards for excellence at the Australian Marketing Institute’s (AMI) national awards. Source: Timberbiz Tasmanian marketing company The Claire Bennett Agency was responsible for all Tasma
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WA protest demands clarity on ending native forestry

Forestry business owners and employees staged a peaceful protest in Bunbury late last week, frustrated with a lack of clarity from the State Government surrounding its decision to end native forestry. Source: Timberbiz The protest coincided with the second meeting of the Native Forest
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Labour shortage hits Alpine Truss

A massive industry labour shortage in the region has hit a local business hard with Alpine Truss in Wangaratta willing to put on up to 30 good workers but they can‘t fill the positions. Source: Wangaratta Chronicle The business hasn‘t been busier in its 20 years of operation, even wit
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12,000 more tonnes of timber for WA industry

An additional 12,000 tonnes of structural pine will be made available over the next three months for the Western Australian timber manufacturing industry and the State’s building and construction sector. Source: Timberbiz The WA State Government’s WA Recovery Plan has supp
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Log supply failure hits home in Daniel Andrews’ electorate

Approximately 40 workers from the Dormit mill in Dandenong will be stood down this week after the mill ran out of wood, despite a Victorian Government guarantee of log supply to 2024.  Source: Timberbiz The timber crisis has also hit the supply of pallets used by Coles, Woolworths, IG
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Victoria’s escalating forest wars are untenable with no real plan in place

The professional association for forest scientists, growers and managers in Australia has expressed its concern at the escalating Victorian forest wars, saying changes are desperately needed in the way the State’s forests are managed. Source: Timberbiz Forestry Australia Vice Presiden
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Opinion: David Rowlinson – cutting local wood supply won’t mean we don’t use timber

The Australian forestry sector is one of the most highly regulated and well regarded in the world. Australia has a total forested area of 134 million hectares (Ha), about 17% of the total land mass. Of this plantation is 2 million Ha (1.5% of total forest area) and provides over 87% o
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Friday analysis: Victoria in strife with timber shortages and continuing lawfare

It has been a rough week in Victoria with court action and protests highlighting the timber situation in that State. And it all stems from the Victorian Government’s decision to shut down the native timber industry by 2030. It began anew last week with the CMFEU warning that impending
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