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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Queensland’s industry Big Day Out for the timber industry

An industry Big Day Out to promote the critical aspects of the hardwood timber industry and its impacts on income and livelihood to a raft of families across rural southern Queensland has been planned for Maryborough in August. Source: Timberbiz The Queensland Hardwood Timber Industry
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Call to broaden new laws protecting against activists

Proposed new laws to protect farmers and primary producers, including forest industries from activists should be broadened to include necessary protections for processors of forest products according to the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) and the Australian Forest Contra
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NSW Nationals want to return to harvesting Riverina Red Gum

The New South Wales Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, has vowed to return some of the reserved Red Gum forests in the Riverina back into commercial timber harvesting. In an address to the NSW Nationals’ state conference last month, Mr Barilaro, who is NSW Nationals leader, made a commitm
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Testing the water to shut town native timber in Victoria

A market research company is visiting country towns in Victoria to test the water on the public’s reaction to shutting down the native timber industry. The most recent of several events was in Maryborough on Wednesday night. Others are understood to have taken place in Shepparton and
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Generous rural leadership program scholarships open

Applications have opened for $55,000 scholarships with the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) to join Course 27. Matt Linnegar, chief executive of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation said the ARLP is a 15-month leadership development program that takes place over five s
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Woody mammoth construction for dinosaurs

The Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum aspires to become an internationally significant centre of paleontology Alberta, Canada but it has also broken new ground in timber construction for its architects Teeple Architects of Toronto. This 29,200 square foot museum rests on an ancient Pipe
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Research results show a ‘no deal’ Brexit will cost the UK

A ‘no deal’ Brexit could result in soaring material prices and lower workloads and enquiries, according to the latest research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in the UK. Source: Timberbiz When asked about the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit: Key results from the research inc
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Briefing on small micro entities in Mekong forestry

Little is known about the small and microsized entities (SmEs) engaged in the forestry sector in the Mekong region, their characteristics, the number and gender of people involved in the businesses, their supply chains and levels of compliance with regulations. A new briefing publishe
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Bundaberg Outlook conference with a focus on forestry

Registrations are open for the Bundaberg Regional Outlook conference on Wednesday 7 August. Delegates from around the region will be discussing the key issues for agriculture at sessions on Investing in primary industries and growing our future, challenges and opportunities for the ce
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