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Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

Expert to examine Tasmania’s future forestry

AN independent forestry expert has been appointed to oversee assessment of future forestry resource availability and industry requirements in Tasmania.
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New industry organization seeking a chief executive

AUSTRALIA’S newest and all-encompassing forestry and forestry products organization is advertising for a chief executive.
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Collaborative effort leads to launch of Sawmill Safety Guide

MINISTER for Education and Industrial Relations Cameron Dick will launch the “Sawmilling Industry Health & Safety Guide 2011” on 18 May at Cut the Cost & Lift the Load, a seminar on workplace health, safety and workers’ compensation for the timber industry.
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Mayors call on SA Treasurer to “immediately suspend forward sale process”

THE three Mayors of South Australia’s Lower South East have formally called on Treasurer Jack Snelling to immediately suspend the forward sale process.
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New group barking up wrong tree

The new activist group ‘Markets for Change’ is barking up the wrong tree in its campaign against Australian grown forest products (Bid to stop sale of native timbers targets retailers page 3, SMH 9 May).
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5 May 2011 Media Release: Forest Industries festival features timber building innovation

Forest Industries 2011, as the centrepiece of the national Winning With Wood innovation showcase, will stage a three-day “festival of wood” in the lead-up to Rugby World Cup 2011. FI2011 will include a special industry conference focusing on innovative products, designs and new devel
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MEDIA RELEASE: TFCA questions rural business definition.

The Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association welcomes the extension of the Rural Financial Counselling Service for a further term of four years, recently announced by Minister, Joe Ludwig.
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$17 M TO BOOST JOBS GROWTH IN SA’S SOUTH-EAST

Federal Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr and South Australian Industry Minister Tom Koutsantonis are encouraging South Australian businesses to help boost jobs and innovation in the State's south-east.
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Treasurer says Sell!

Treasurer Jack Snelling announced today that the South Australian Government intends to proceed with the forward sale of three forest rotations in the South‐East after recommendations submitted in a Regional Impact Statement prepared by ACIL Tasman. These recommendations are a t
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