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National Timber & Hardware award date changes

The National Timber & Hardware Association has postponed two of its State Industry Awards until next year due to a clash of dates. Source: Timberbiz The 2024 Queensland awards will now be held on 22 March 2025 and the 2024 South Australia & Northern Territory awards will now b
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Engineering Excellence Awards nominations extended

Nominations for the Engineers Australia Excellence Awards Project of the Year have been extended until Tuesday 2 July. The awards recognise the achievements of the engineering professionals and cutting-edge engineering projects driving Australia forward. Source: Timberbiz Last year
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Forestry annual ETS service charges cancelled.

New Zealand Forestry Minister Todd McClay has announced that annual service charges in the forestry Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will be cancelled for 2023/24. Source: Timberbiz “The sector has told me the costs imposed on forestry owners by the previous government were excessive an
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Strategic plan to stop feral deer in SA

The South Australian Government has released a strategic plan for its 10-year Feral Deer Eradication Program. The strategic plan aligns with the National Feral Deer Management Plan released in August, and has been developed to guide the eradication effort, and to better manage farmed
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Opinion: Responsible Wood – Agents of change for sustainable forest products

In a world where environmental concerns are becoming increasingly urgent, making informed choices about the products we use has never been more critical. Sustainable forest products play a vital role in this equation, offering consumers an opportunity to support responsible forestry p
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Forestry protesters dangerously targeting logging trucks on the road

VicForests has issued an alert over the serious risks and hazards from threatening and aggressive driving targeting log trucks and other forestry workers. Source: Timberbiz The alert follows reports of anti-logging activists allegedly tailgating a 63-tonne logging truck from the Womba
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Cambridge Uni puts a new spin on cricket

Engineers at Cambridge University have reconstructed a historic wooden bowling machine that bowled out players from the Australian cricket team during a visit to the city more than a hundred years ago. Sources: Timberbiz, Cambridge University photos Adam Page Using patent illustration
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Insufficient forest targets in national climate action plans

Despite global commitments to halt deforestation by 2030, only eight of the top 20 countries with highest rate of tropical deforestation have quantified targets on forests in their national climate action plans, also known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Source: Timberb
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