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Forestry Tasters to tempt students in Gippsland

The Gippsland Forestry Hub is holding its ‘Gippsland Forestry Taster Program’ for three days over two consecutive weeks from 20 – 22 June and 27 – 29 June 2022. Source: Timberbiz The Gippsland Forestry Hub launched its first Forestry Taster Program, the focus was on great
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Gippsland Nationals welcome increased protection for forestry workers

  Gippsland’s forestry industry will benefit from new laws aimed to increase protection from politically motivated protest disruption. Source: Timberbiz The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien said he was happy to join his Nationals colleagues in supporting the Sus
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Russia suffers from corporate exits, but some companies remain

Aleksey Mordashov, head of the board of directors of Severstal, which also owns the leading Russian birch plywood producer Sveza, said that the volume of production in its plywood business and in steel has dipped sharply. Sources: Lesprom, Timberbiz “We exported 80% of our products. W
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New Forests buys 108,000-acre forest in California

New Forests, a global investment manager of nature-based real assets and natural capital strategies, has announced the purchase on behalf of institutional investors of an approximately 108,000-acre forestry estate in Northern California from The Michigan-California Timber Company (MCT
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Beer in a cardboard bottle is a reality overseas

The Carlsberg Group is trialling a new fibre bottle, putting the bio-based and fully recyclable beer bottle into the hands of consumers for the first time. Source: Timberbiz The pilot, which is vital to accelerating Carlsberg’s ambition of making the beer bottle a commercial reality,
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Sydney prime site to house world’s tallest hybrid tower

Developer Milligan Group has unlocked one of Sydney CBD’s few remaining prime sites, with plans in the works to build the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower. Source: The Urban Developer The local developer, led by James Milligan, has received its first tentative tick of approval from
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Forestry Corp in trouble again with EPA and fined $15,000

Forestry Corporation of NSW has been fined $15,000 for allegedly failing to comply with a post bushfire condition imposed to protect critical habitat in a forest near Batemans Bay. Source: Timberbiz The Site-Specific Operating Condition required FCNSW to permanently retain all hollow
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Tassie’s anti-protest laws make it to the Legislative Council

Debate on the Tasmanian State Government’s latest attempt to implement tough anti-protest laws has made it to the Legislative Council where it has so far survived. The Police Offences Amendment (Workplace Protection) Bill 2022 seeks to amend the Police Offences Act in relation to exis
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‘Crazy’ Victorian process to clear Wombat Forest – documents now unnecessary

Victorian Government bureaucrats have tried and failed in their bid to throw yet another hurdle in front of timber workers trying to salvage up to 500,000 tonnes of windblown fallen timber from the Wombat Forest, following the June 2021 storms. Source: The Weekly Times Harvest and hau
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