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Latest timber industry news, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Forest sale protest gathers momentum

Widespread support is growing for tomorrow’s rally against the forward sale of the Forestry SA’s pine plantations. Individuals, unions, big and small businesses, are all focused on sending a strong message to the State Government not to sell. The rally will assemble at Vansittart Par
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Mass rally planned for the heart of Mount Gambier

A mass rally led by three of the region’s Mayors will march through the heart of Mount Gambier this week to reinforce the message to the State Government that the South East isn’t giving up on the fight to save its forests. The action has been prompted by the announcement that new Sou
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Forestry-inspired art

ForestrySA’s Artists in Residence program has kicked off with the selection of six artists from across the State. The program, organised in conjunction with Mount Gambier’s Riddoch Art Gallery, provides participants with the opportunity to develop new work by taking inspiration from t
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Can the real Labor wood waste policy please stand up?

Federal Labor must decide where it stands on the use of native wood waste as a renewable energy source, according to Coalition Forestry spokesman Senator Richard Colbeck. “Labor has sent utterly contradictory messages to industry. In the same week Labor MPs chaired and endorsed a parl
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WorkCover to target safety in wood component manufacturing industry

WorkCover NSW has announced a new project to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses and improve injury management in the wood component manufacturing industry after it was identified among the State’s highest risk industries. The Wooden Structural Component Manufacturing Project is
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Forest Industry Council Scholarships

The Forest Industry Council (FIC) in Tumut NSW is again offering two scholarships for students eager to further their studies in forestry. The Council was formed in 1981 as a platform for industry to advance the stability and prosperity of the forest industry throughout the Southern
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In memory of Fred Green of Greenfreight Transport

Fred Green, who would have been known to many people in the forestry and timber industry through his association with the Greenfreight transport company, passed away on 18 November. Fred, one of many distinguished members of the Australian Contractors Hall of Fame, had a long and suc
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Forestry Tasmania integral to timber industry’s future

The Minister for Energy and Resources Bryan Green believes Forestry Tasmania is an important part of the State’s timber industry and a strategic review of the business will help ensure it adapts to future challenges. “Forestry Tasmania has not been immune to the affects of changes in
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MDBA Plan unfairly targets plantation forestry

The Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) proposed plan for the Basin unfairly targets plantation forestry, threatening a vital rural and regional industry, according to the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA). AFPA Chief Executive David Pollard said the plantation industr
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