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

Tour to Tumut for the Department of Agriculture

Six officials from the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment were given a first-hand look at the importance of the timber industry on a tour of the Tumut/Tumbarumba region organised by the Murray Region Forestry Hub. Source: Timberbiz The MRFH is one of 11 Commo
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WA boosts native forestry transition plan by $30M

Western Australia’s Just Transition Plan set up to support workers and businesses impacted by the State Government’s sudden decision to end the native forestry sector by 2024 has been boosted by a further $30 million. Source: Timberbiz This takes the total allocated to the Just Transi
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Coalition has a 5-star forestry plan, Labor scores 4 stars

The Coalition’s forest industry policy commitments have been given a “five stars out of five” ahead of Labor at “four stars” by the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz An AFPA analysis of the major political parties’ forest industry policy commitments has found t
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Australian Timber Design Awards 23 years old

Responsible Wood will continue its long running involvement in the Australian Timber Design Awards. Now in their 23rd year, the awards are distinguished by a proud heritage of innovation and achievement, they promote and encourage outstanding timber design. Source: Timberbiz As sponso
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Siemens to exit Russia after almost 170 years

Siemens will exit the Russian market as a result of the Ukraine war. The company has started proceedings to wind down its industrial operations and all industrial business activities. The financial impact of this decision will be reported as part of the regular disclosure on the secon
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Intelligent addition to the John Deere range

John Deere’s latest operator assistance control feature, Intelligent Boom Control (IBC), for the 900 MH-Series Tracked Harvester has been released. The development of this model is a result of global collaboration between the John Deere Wheeled Cut-to-Length and Full-Tree Forest
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UN World Forestry Congress confirms timber’s crucial role for climate

The United Nations’ World Forestry Congress has confirmed sustainable timber production is crucial to achieving the international climate and environmental goals needed this century. Source: Timberbiz The recent World Forestry Congress Ministerial Call on Sustainable Wood confirmed th
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Raising skills to manage structure, growth and quality of forests

The New Zealand government is putting NZ$10.2 million into a seven-year project aimed at raising the skill level of forestry management practices. The project, to be led by Forest Growers Research Limited, will help the industry upgrade to the latest silviculture technology to better
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New training course for changes to managing swift parrot habitat

A new biodiversity training course to support forest workers to implement upcoming changes to the management requirements for swift parrot habitat for forestry operations within Tasmania’s Eastern Tiers is being planned for June. Source: Timberbiz This one-day field-based course
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