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Bipartisan funding for SW Slopes’ Regional Forest Industry Hub

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed funding commitments, from both the Coalition and Federal Labor, of $1 million to kickstart a Regional Forest Industry Hub in NSW’s South West Slopes (SWS) Region. These commitments mean the Hub will be funded whichever sid
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Timber recovery begins after Tingha fires 

Forestry Corporation of NSW has recently started salvage-harvesting of its burnt pine plantations at Mount Topper State Forest. The forest is a short distance north of the Tingha township and one of the many properties affected by the devastating fires earlier this year. Source:  Timb
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Timberlink gets Liberal and Labor investment for Bell Bay 

Timberlink has welcomed the announcements from both the Liberal and Labor Parties that they will provide $3.5 million to complete their Bell Bay Softwood Mill upgrade. Source: Timberbiz “This bipartisan support from both sides of politics is great news for our employees and the broade
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Top 5 – Sawnwood

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 Dressed softwood im
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Timber Queensland welcomes Labor support for forestry

The Queensland timber industry has welcomed a number of important measures in the recent federal Labor policy package announced by Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Joel Fitzgibbon. Source: Timberbiz “The timber industry in Queensland directly supports over 10,0
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More R&D needed in Australian forestry

Both major political parties have committed to spend more on forestry research and development to reverse the plunge in both industry R&D spending and the number of research scientists over the past decade. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz R&D was a key theme of last week’
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First AS/NZS Standards Committee meeting in May

An historic Trans-Tasman forestry standard is a step closer with the Gold Coast in Queensland set to host the first standards committee meeting from 16-17 May 2019. In response to unprecedented interest from New Zealand stakeholders, Simon Dorries, Responsible Wood CEO, confirmed that
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Labor’s housing policy a negative for all buyers

The Federal Opposition contradicted its own housing policy this week when it said that proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax won’t have an appreciable impact on the price of housing, according to the Housing Industry Association.  Source: Timberbiz “Labor’s propos
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Timber Offsite Construction 2-day conference

More than 40 industry professionals will converse with delegates on day two of the Timber Offsite Construction 2019 conference and exhibition, this promises to deliver diverse and thought-provoking panel sessions and workshops. Source: Timberbiz Tuesday morning’s panel sessions will f
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XLam to exit New Zealand

After months of deliberation and consultation, cross laminated timber company XLam has confirmed fears it would close its New Zealand operations at Nelson. A statement from the company said the operations are no longer considered commercially sustainable and that “a new business model
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