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Latest timber industry news, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays.

TFCA congratulate Minister Burke on $20m commitment

The Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association congratulate Minister Burke and Shadow Minister Richard Colbeck, for their commitments of $20 million towards the first stage of the overdue restructuring of the forest contracting sector of the Tasmanian hardwood forest industry.
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NAFI welcomes bipartisan support for forest industry

As the ALP and Coalition have each announced their forest policies this election campaign, Australia’s peak forest industry body has welcomed the support shown by both major parties.
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Labor creates a $20 million forestry black-hole

Labor and part-time Forestry Minister Burke must today explain the black-hole it has created in its own budget following the panic release of $20 million in funding to match a Coalition forest contractors commitment.
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Say NO to the environmental mafia

The Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) is an organisation with members who are focused on improving the management of forests in Australia and internationally.
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Labor matches coalition forestry commitment

The Gillard Labor Government today committed $20 million to help Tasmanian contractors and their employees respond to the challenges facing the Tasmanian forest industry.
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Coalition’s Real Action Plan for Forestry

Coalition Spokesperson for Forestry Senator Richard Colbeck released the Coalition's Plan for Real Action to invest in Australia’s forest and forest products industry.
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Special pre-election edition of Daily Timber News

With Australia going to the polls tomorrow, this special edition of Daily Timber News brings you the latest on what the major parties are offering the forest and timber industry.
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Both global forest certification schemes to speak side by side at industry conference

In a major coup for the Australian forest, wood, paper and timber products industry, the Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) have committed members of their global leadership teams to speak at the industry conference
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Moving forward without forklifts

Forklifts and prime ministers don’t mix and prime minister Julia Gillard came dangerously close to finding out why when she visited a Melbourne factory.
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