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Order of Australia for Paul Madden of Arbuthnot Sawmills

Timber industry stalwart Paul Madden from Barham on the Murray River has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List for his service to primary industry and to the community of the Riverina. Source:  Timberbiz Mr Madden is general m
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Tasmanian Export Awards nominations open

The 2019 Tasmanian Export Awards program is open and acknowledged as one of the state’s prestigious industry awards. The awards recognise excellence in the export of goods and services by Tasmanian enterprises and acknowledges the important contributions made to the local econom
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Certification bodies invited to participate in PEFC revisions

Stakeholders are invited to give feedback on the revised Certification Body Requirements standard to ensure it meets the needs and expectations of the industry. Two webinars will be used to provide information for the feedback, one has already occurred in early June but the second is
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It’s time to dismantle construction industry silos

David Chandler, Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University and Principal of CE Advisory will deliver a keynote address at the Frame Australia Conference in Melbourne which is on from 17-18 June, where he will discuss the possible scenarios that may define the Australian construction
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Australia’s hardwood chip exports in the spotlight

The ongoing trade dispute between the US and China could potentially damage Australian hardwood woodchip exports to China, a forestry expert has warned. Rudolf van Rensburg, from Margules Groome Consulting, said Australia’s large volume of hardwood chip exports to China could be affec
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Forestry’s Ronald Adams awarded Order of Australia

The inaugural chairman of Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA), Ronald Adams, has been recognised with an Order of Australia on the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List for his career-long contributions to benefiting Australia’s forestry and wood sector as well as the communi
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Editor John Hudswell retires

After 14 years as editor at Ryan Media (Australian Forests & Timber News, Australasian Timber, Daily Timber News) John Hudswell is finishing on 7 June 2019. I have worked closely with John for the past seven years while writing and producing Daily Timber News and I will be very sa
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Kangaroo Island independent growers’ MOU with KIPT

Kangaroo Islandʼs 12 plantation forest growers are working together to maximise the benefits of the forestry industry for the community of Kangaroo Island. At a recent meeting in Parndana, most of the Islandʼs Independent Timber Growers (blue gum and pine) met with Kangaroo Island Pla
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Timber Trainers conference

The Australian Timber Trainers Association conference is to be held from 29-30 July on the Gold Coast with a number of well known industry figures speaking. It will be held at the Surfers Paradise Novotel. Source: Timberbiz Highlights of the conference agenda are presentations on: Ski
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Top 5 – Australian Softwood Log Exports

Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au Softwood Log Export
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