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Wood: The Ultimate Renewable campaign launch

A new forestry advertising campaign with the logo, ‘Wood: The Ultimate Renewable’, is set to hit the screens, not just as a re-invigorated branding, but as a strategic reframing and an organising idea for the whole forestry sector. The campaign, launched in Melbourne on Tuesday night,
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Deakin University studies Australian made CLT

Deakin University engineering researchers have begun a new investigation into Australian-made Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) with experimental results expected to reveal the full potential of this innovative and environmentally friendly construction material. Source: Timberbiz The resea
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Timber framing seminar and webcast

Timber Queensland’s seminar Timber Framing: Sustainable | Durable | Profitable is an opportunity to hear experts give practical advice and design considerations for making these products work for you. This half day seminar is for developers, building and design professionals who want
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Forestry analyst values forests at $18b

Forestry deals in Australia and New Zealand over the past 20 years have totalled up to $18 billion, according to a leading forestry analyst. Managing director Indufor Asia-Pacific (Australia), Andrew Morton, said the value of 93 transactions in Australasia over the 20-year period was
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Free seminar on new National Construction Code – timber framed buildings

Low to mid-rise lightweight timber-framed building is one of the most economical ways to build and so there are many new products and solutions becoming available to assist this form of construction. This joint TDA and WoodSolutions seminar will address existing and new products, meth
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Meet Australia’s new minister for forestry

Senator Jonathan Duniam, the new assistant federal minister in charge of forestry, was a senior member of Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman’s staff during the development of the new Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement. Senator Duniam grew up in the north-west of Tasmania and went to univ
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Tasmanian Timbers launches new campaign

Tasmanian Timbers will feature on the national stage following the launch of a new campaign focusing on forest certification and the sustainability of Tasmanian timber products. And according to Shawn Britton, Chairman of Tasmanian Timber, the Responsible Wood certification scheme is
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Read All About It! Recycle that newsprint

Australians recycled more than 153,000 tonnes of newsprint in 2018, amounting to 74.1% of total consumption. The recovery rate was down 1.3% on the prior year, underscoring the difficulties in all markets for recyclables over the last year according to the latest edition of a long run
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Tasmanian minister says state’s timber industry to double

Tasmania aims to double the value-add of the state’s timber industry to $1.2 billion by 2036, with a big emphasis on expanding exports. That plan was set out by the Minister for Resources and Minister for Building and Construction, Sarah Courtney, in a speech to a conference dinner ho
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New ministers for forestry announced

Australia’s forest industries congratulate the new Minister for Agriculture, Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie and Assistant Minister with responsibility for Forestry and Fisheries, Tasmanian Senator Jonathon Duniam. Source: Timberbiz “Prime Minister Morrison’s new Cabinet demonstrat
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