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Red gum harvesting ends in proposed parks

Commercial timber harvesting has ended in two of the most important parts of Victoria’s River Red Gum country following the Brumby Government’s decision to protect iconic areas along the Murray River.
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Wood goes from strength to strength

THE ADVANTAGES and potential uses of laminated wood were highlighted at the International Symposium on Veneer Processing and Products in Finland in May.
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Chairman passes baton to successor

AFTER THREE years at the helm of Western Australia’s Forest Products Commission (FPC), David Taylor has retired and handed the baton of chairman to his deputy Eva Skira.
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Government calls for input on timber legislation review

TIMBER INDUSTRY stakeholders have been invited to have their say in the Queensland Government's review of the Timber Utilisation and Marketing Act 1987.
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World line-up of sawing expertise coming to Australasia

A BIANNUAL study jointly prepared by International Wood Markets Group out of Canada with input from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Beck Group, has just released the Global Lumber/Sawn Wood Cost Benchmarking Report.
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Training partnership to deliver improved forest safety

A partnership agreement signed today between Forestry Tasmania and the Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association (TFCA) promises to deliver improved safety outcomes for forest workers.
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€ 4.5 million to fight illegal logging

THE EUROPEAN Commission has strengthened its support to the implementation of the EU Action Plan on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) by contributing € 4.5 million to the EU FLEGT Facility at the European Forest Institute (EFI).
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Footprint free timber flooring

MCKAY FLOORING Ltd now has exclusive rights to storm harvest flooring, a new ‘footprint free’ range of Scottish hardwood products.
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Timber industry set to generate employment with infrastructure-led recovery

PLANTATION FORESTRY expansion is driving a massive increase in investment in the timber processing industry with infrastructure and development proposals worth around $7 billion of new capacity set to generate around 6,000 jobs, according to the National Association of Forest Industri
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