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It’s time to dismantle construction industry silos

David Chandler, Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University and Principal of CE Advisory will deliver a keynote address at the Frame Australia Conference in Melbourne which is on from 17-18 June, where he will discuss the possible scenarios that may define the Australian construction
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Australia’s hardwood chip exports in the spotlight

The ongoing trade dispute between the US and China could potentially damage Australian hardwood woodchip exports to China, a forestry expert has warned. Rudolf van Rensburg, from Margules Groome Consulting, said Australia’s large volume of hardwood chip exports to China could be affec
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Forestry’s Ronald Adams awarded Order of Australia

The inaugural chairman of Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA), Ronald Adams, has been recognised with an Order of Australia on the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List for his career-long contributions to benefiting Australia’s forestry and wood sector as well as the communi
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Stora Enso to convert paper mill to packaging production

Stora Enso will invest approximately EUR 350 million to convert its Oulu paper mill in Finland into packaging production. The investment, made due to a decline in paper use, includes converting paper machine 7 into high-quality virgin-fibre-based kraftliner production, and the closure
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Euro poll shows general agreement on deforestation

Public opinion may be splintered across other issues but stopping deforestation is something everyone seems to agree upon. A poll carried out in April 2019 by YouGov and commissioned by the Environmental Investigation Agency, Fern, Greenpeace and WWF demonstrated that no matter which
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Exhibitors rush to book for Swedish Forestry Expo

Just five months after the launch, and with two years left to Swedish Forestry Expo 2021, most of the exhibition area at the Solvalla arena is now already booked. The exhibitors are companies with products for the large-scale forestry industry. Source: Timberbiz The fair, in June, wil
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Editor John Hudswell retires

After 14 years as editor at Ryan Media (Australian Forests & Timber News, Australasian Timber, Daily Timber News) John Hudswell is finishing on 7 June 2019. I have worked closely with John for the past seven years while writing and producing Daily Timber News and I will be very sa
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Kangaroo Island independent growers’ MOU with KIPT

Kangaroo Islandʼs 12 plantation forest growers are working together to maximise the benefits of the forestry industry for the community of Kangaroo Island. At a recent meeting in Parndana, most of the Islandʼs Independent Timber Growers (blue gum and pine) met with Kangaroo Island Pla
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Timber Trainers conference

The Australian Timber Trainers Association conference is to be held from 29-30 July on the Gold Coast with a number of well known industry figures speaking. It will be held at the Surfers Paradise Novotel. Source: Timberbiz Highlights of the conference agenda are presentations on: Ski
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