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Black Friday anniversary renews importance of ongoing bushfire research

AUSTRALIA’S PEAK fire management and research organizations are calling for ongoing support for scientific research to deal with the bushfires.
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Government package brings new hope

THE FEDERAL Government’s $42 billion economic stimulus package has been seen as a lifeline for the future for many in the forest and timber and associated industries. First announcements of the rescue package brought hope. Then hopes were dashed when the Opposition tried to block the
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Forest fuel load to blame for fires: Tuckey

OUTSPOKEN federal Liberal MP Wilson Tuckey has blamed the major parties for Victoria's bushfire tragedy, saying it's been caused by politicians pandering to green votes.
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Bushfire death toll continues to rise

Victoria Police can now confirm that 108 people have died as a result of bushfires across the state.
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Perryman seeks assurance on forestry sale

Mount Gambier mayor and Liberal candidate for Mount Gambier, Steve Perryman, has called on Labor Government Forestry Minister Rory McEwen to provide assurance the proposed upfront sale of three rotations of ForestrySA plantations is in the best interests of the region.
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An important forum in the recession

The forest industry’s economic situation and market conditions have been radically affected in recent months. Despite this, interest in the world’s biggest forestry fair, Elmia Wood 3–6 June, is still high.
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No bail out to cost timber industry jobs

The West Australian Government admits its refusal to bail out the timber industry may lead to job losses and business closures.
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The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) has welcomed the Federal Government’s $42 billion Nation Building and Jobs Plan as a critical step in safeguarding Australia’s economy whilst providing a remarkable opportunity to build an environmentally sustainable future.
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Biochar – untested and unproven – or political football?

The global warming challenges we face have been linked to our addiction to digging “black stuff” out of the ground and using it to fuel our growth and prosperity. Biochar technology offers society the opportunity to pay back this historic greenhouse burden – by taking renewable resour
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