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Out of the past comes something for the future

When something old is new again … Two of a swag of environment innovations recognized under the Commercialising Emerging Technologies (COMET) program grants are leading the way in recycling.
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Upper Florentine timber needed by sawmillers

A rebound in the demand for sawn timber means that sawmillers need timber from planned harvesting in the Upper Florentine Valley, forest manager Steve Whiteley said today.
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WorkSafe Victoria Awards 2009 – closing date extended to 8 May

There is still time to enter this year’s WorkSafe Victoria Awards with the closing date for entries extended to 8 May.
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Jodie Campbell supports Timber Communities Australia’s call to ‘buy locally’

Federal Labor Member for Bass Jodie Campbell said today that she supported the proposal from Timber Communities Australia for local timber to be sourced as the Federal Government’s $42 billion Nation Building and Jobs Plan was rolled out.
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New software program plants the seed for economic gain

A specialist software program developed by the Southern Tree Breeding Association (STBA) and PlantPlan Genetics Pty Ltd is set to deliver millions of dollars in added value to the plantation industry each year.
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MIS forestry continues to grow Australia’s timber resource

Timber plantations funded through managed investment schemes (MIS) will continue to grow a large proportion of Australia’s future wood resource, despite the decision by leading agribusiness MIS manager, Timbercorp, to go into voluntary administration.
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First National Carpenters Day a great success

Hundreds of carpenters from around Australia, nine current serving soldiers in Afghanistan, and celebrity carpenter Tom Williams, celebrated Australia’s first ever National Carpenters Day on Tuesday, April 21.
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Industry throws support behind Queensland Safety Show

Three of Queensland's top industry associations have thrown their support behind the Queensland Safety Show.
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Sugar gum – the sweet taste of success in vineyard stakes

Sugar gum could become a viable alternative for posts used in vineyards, farms and horticulture, according to a new study funded by the Joint Venture Agroforestry Program (JVAP1).
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