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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Federal Government to invest $190m in paper and board recycling

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government that it will invest in Australia’s waste and recycling capacity and help enable more wastepaper and cardboard to be recycled domestically. Source: Timberbiz The Morrison Governmen
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PEFC survey – your views on forest certification

PEFC is committed to supporting and improving service delivery for members, certificate holders and stakeholders. Accordingly, they are conducting a short survey to get a deeper understanding of what is relevant and important when it comes to forest certification. Source: Timberbiz Th
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FSC International flow-on financial effects of COVID-19

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, FSC International has expressed concern regarding the financial risks posed by continuing extended shutdowns across the 90 plus countries using FSC for certification. Source: Timberbiz The financial risks to FSC stem from: The global nature of the
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Eden-Monaro could hinge on preferences for Labor

Labor candidate Kristy McBain has claimed victory in the Eden-Monaro by-election however, Liberal candidate Fiona Kotvojs still not conceding defeat. By 5pm Sunday the gap had narrowed to around 900 votes and by 5.40pm it was down to around 740. Source: Timberbiz Labor sources indicat
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Wood Encouragement Policy in action in Gympie

Goomboorian is a rural locality 20km north-east of Gympie. Bordering Goomboorian’s east is the Great Sandy National Park home to hiking trails and the last known coastal emu. For many residents and motorists alike, the Stephan Road Bridge has been a popular staple with generations of 
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Tassie Greens out on a limb locking native forestry

The Tasmanian Greens have again got it wrong, calling for the locking up of native forest that is sustainably managed for multiple benefits, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz The Mercury in Hobart reported that the Federal Government’s State an
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ForestrySA’s re-establishment planting in Mount Lofty region

ForestrySA’s 2020 re-establishment program will see 360,000 pine seedlings planted this winter, as part of an ongoing commitment to the sustainable management of the plantation resource. As the manager of more than 10,700ha of commercial pine forest in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Forestry
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Donated timber to revive community facilities in NSW

A partnership between Forestry Corporation of NSW, Boral and Nambucca Shire Council will see donated timber enhance community facilities in Nambucca and Macksville. The Community Timber Partnerships program will see around $50,000 of donated timber used to enhance the public spaces fo
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C3 invests in log marshalling at Portland

C3, one of Australia’s largest forest products logistics providers and part of the LINX Cargo Care Group of companies, has secured a multi-million dollar deal to provide log marshalling services in Portland, Victoria. Source: Timberbiz The deal with Pacific Forest Products (Australia)
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