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National bushfire summit urgently needed

Pressure is being brought to bear on the Federal Government to hold a national bushfire summit “as a matter of national security”.
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Fire danger rating changed

The Bureau of Meteorology is changing the way fire danger is rated within its weather forecasts and warnings.
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Innovation needed to boost woodcraft sector

A review of Tasmania’s woodcraft sector has found that more than 2000 people are employed in the State’s special species timber and woodcraft sector, while a further 8500 participate in woodcraft activity as a hobby or on a limited commercial scale. In addition to its contribution to
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Illegally felled trees pose danger to all

People illegally cutting down trees in State forest reserves are unnecessarily risking lives and adding to the escalating levels of damage occurring in state parks and conservation areas throughout Tasmania.
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All aspects of bioenergy under the microscope

Australia’s premier bioenergy conference, Bioenergy Australia 2009, will be held at the Radisson Gold Coast, Queensland on 9 - 10 December, with a technical tour on 8 December.
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VAFI appoints new communications chief

After almost two years as the communications manager for the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), John Liston has packed his bags and is heading off to tackle new and exciting challenges in the United Kingdom.
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Conference to address the future of jobs in forestry

This year's Forest Industries Conference is setting its attention on innovation, investment and jobs. Michael Hartman, chief executive officer of ForestWorks, said that with the impact of the global economic recession being felt in the forest, wood, paper and timber products industry,
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The Koondrook-Barham Redgum Showcase

On Sunday 1 November, Koondrook in Victoria will host the 2009 Redgum Showcase.
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Laminex to expand using Government funding

Gympie manufacturer Laminex will use $180,000 of state Government funding to increase its competitiveness and capture new domestic and export markets.
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