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Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

Clearly wrong – deforestation in Queensland

When you think of devastating deforestation and extinction you usually think of the Amazon, Borneo and the Congo. But eastern Australia ranks alongside these in the top 10 of the world’s major deforestation fronts – the only one in a developed nation. Sources: The Sydney Morning Heral
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AFPA backs processing facility in Tasmania

A new wood fibre processing facility in southern Tasmania will inject much needed investment, enhance industry efficiency, and create sustainable long-term job opportunities, CEO of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Mr Ross Hampton, said. Source: Timberbiz “AFPA is pl
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AUSTimber2020 announced and event co-ordinator wanted

AUSTimber is held every four years and is the largest forest industry event in the southern hemisphere. AUSTimber2020 is to be held in Gippsland, Victoria, as it was in 2016 and AUSTimber Events Pty Ltd is responsible for running the event and is a company owned by the Australian Fore
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Responsible Wood from AFS

Australian Forestry Standard Ltd has changed its name to Responsible Wood. Source: Timberbiz The change, announced in Hobart on 21 November, reflects the company’s commitment to implementing a clear consumer-focused strategy about the sustainability of certified Australian wood produc
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Fiji pushes for forest protection at climate conference

Fiji’s Minister for Economy and Climate Change says all countries need to prioritise forest protection and rehabilitation as well as financing of forest ecosystems. Source: Radio New Zealand Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was speaking at the COP23 Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany. Mr Sa
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Wood panel market research report

The Global Engineered Wood Panel Market Research Report 2017-2022 provides a unique tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. Source: Technopow This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and competitive
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EPA continues investigation into illegal logging

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is continuing its investigation into alleged illegal state forest logging in Tantawangalo. Souce: Bega District News EPA officers inspected logged areas of Tantawangalo State Forest, assessing rocky outcrops and cliff landscape features investi
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AUS vs imported glulam labelling

The Australian building and construction industry uses a wide range of timber products manufactured in Australia as well as imported. Sometimes confusion may due to differing overseas product marking/labelling requirements; a potential for such confusion is the marking/labelling of st
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Landmapping from ABARES

More than 585 million hectares, or 76%, of Australia’s land use mapping information has been updated for the Catchment scale land use of Australia – Update September 2017. Source: Timberbiz ABARES Executive Director, Steve Hatfield-Dodds, said the updated data is the best available fo
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