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Friday analysis: Turning a blind eye to a work safe environment

Everyone who works in Australia – actually anywhere – should have the right to expect to work in a safe environment free of risk of injury or harm – physical and/or mental. That unalienable right is even enshrined in legislation across the country. But that legislation is challenged o
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International Paper $500k for academic research grants

The role of academic research in forestry is essential to ensuring the sustainability of forests. Advancements in research can help land owners make sustainable forest management decisions; it plays an increasingly important role in how forest land owners manage their land, both as a
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TreeCard Mastercard benefits reforestation due out soon

TreeCard, the provider of a wooden Mastercard debit card that channels profits from merchant surcharges into reforestation programs, has raised US$5.1 million in a funding round led by EQT Ventures. Source: Timberbiz The round also included participation from Seedcamp and Episode 1, a
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JD six-wheel bogie skidder a woodland warrior

John Deere has a new six–wheel 768L–II Bogie Skidder, a woodland warrior designed to conquer wet conditions and steep slope terrain. Incorporating the proven, durable features found on the John Deere L–II Skidder line up, the new 768L–II maximizes productivity, performance, and comfor
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President Biden to protect US forests but how remains the question

President Joe Biden signed an executive order setting a goal of protecting 30% of all US lands and waters by 2030. What does “30×30” mean, and what does it “protect” these lands and waters from? Source: Forest2Market According to the Natural Resource Defense Council, 30×30 is intended
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Revised FSC Chain of Custody to benefit Australia

On 15 January 2021, the FSC International Board of Directors approved the addition of FSC Core Labour Requirements based on ILO Core Conventions to the FSC Chain of Custody standards. Source: Timberbiz The Forest Stewardship Council published its revised Chain of Custody standard (FSC
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WoodSolutions education program embraces shift to blended learning

The past year has required the education system to move from a face-to-face setting to an online one. Making education and upskilling as interactive and dynamic as possible for students and professionals. Source: Timberbiz New technologies, resources and techniques for engagement are
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Two projects restore native trees, create jobs and environmental outcomes

Restoring native trees and biodiversity and improving waterways on Auckland’s Awhitu Peninsula will be accelerated thanks to two projects supported and funded by the One Billion Trees Fund, administered by Te Uru Rākau – Forestry New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz Henry Weston, Acting Dep
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Member for Gippsland tells ministers you must buy Australian paper

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has written to all Federal Ministers encouraging them and their departments to buy Australian paper. Mr Chester said all Ministers and government departments using imported paper in their offices should switch to Australian paper. Source: Ti
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