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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Hyne application to terminate NSW Enterprise Agreement

Hyne Timber has lodged an application with the Fair Work Commission to terminate its Hyne Timber Tumbarumba Enterprise Agreement. Hyne Timber said it had not taken the decision lightly but believed it was in the best interests of the Tumbarumba Mill employees, the future of the busine
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Education initiatives on International Day of Forests

The Australian Liberal National Government is delivering $200,000 for two new education initiatives in partnership with Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) to educate the next generation to help the industry thrive into the future. Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Re
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Green Building Council new CEO

Sustainability industry leader Davina Rooney will join the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) as the new chief executive officer. The former general manager of sustainability and corporate procurement at one of Australia’s largest diversified property groups, Stockland, Ms Roo
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LIGNIA new distributor for SE Asia with Global Timber

Modified timber business LIGNIA Wood Company has announced a new distribution partnership that covers much of Europe and South-east Asia with Global Timber, one of Europe’s leading timber companies. Source: TTJ Online Global Timber, based in Aarhus in Denmark, has the largest warehous
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Asia Pacific flooring show in March

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, the largest flooring tradeshow in the Asia Pacific and co-organised by VNU Exhibitions Asia, is welcoming visitors to register for the 2019 show taking place from March 26-28 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Source: Timberbiz The show is expandin
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Commonwealth Forestry Association Young Forester Awards open

As part of the Commonwealth Forestry Association’s commitment to supporting the professional development of young foresters they have announced the launch of the CFA Young Forester Award 2020 in conjunction with the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. This is op
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$75m Supreme Court action against IOOF underway

Backed by an Australian leading litigation funder, IMF Bentham Limited thousands of Australian retirees, who lost everything after investing in a forestry scheme in the 1980s, will finally get their day in court against IOOF. The Supreme Court of NSW has scheduled the hearing over eig
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NZ pilot scheme for release-to-work prisoners in forestry

A pilot scheme will see release-to-work New Zealand prisoners training and working in the forestry sector as part of the One Billion Trees Program, New Zealand Forestry Minister Shane Jones and Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis announced. The pilot – jointly developed by Te Uru Rākau
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Libs & Nationals demand Tumut-Tumbarumba Forestry Hub fast-tracked

The Liberal and National Party candidates vying for the federal electorate of Eden-Monaro in NSW, have demanded that the Tumut-Tumbarumba region be included in the initial list of ‘pilot’ Regional Forestry Hubs. Source: Timberbiz Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced in February tha
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