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Latest timber industry news, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Investment coup as Melbourne wins world leading training centre

Melbourne is home to a world-leading simulation training centre, the Executive Director of the Master Builders Association of Victoria (Master Builders), Brian Welch, said.
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Common sense decision for renewable energy

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed a decision by New South Wales independent MPs Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor to pass a motion to disallow recent regulations that ban native forest wood waste for renewable energy.
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66th Appita Conference & Exhibition

The 66th Appita Conference & Exhibition, will be held 15 - 18 April, at Melbourne Park, Melbourne.
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Bid to win State seat at coming elections

Simon Dorries, chief executive of the EWPAA, believes it’s time for him to try and make a difference in the political field and will be standing as a CanDo Candidate for seat of Woodridge in Queensland’s State elections on 24 March.
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Forestry conference will highlight importance of China

China is now the world’s largest importer of softwood logs and lumber, as reported by Wood Resources International. The importance of China to forestry’s export earnings will be a key focus at the Future Forestry Finance conference series.
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Leading industry print magazines now online

Following 21 years as the major Australian forests and timber industry magazine and in line with current publishing trends, Australian Forests & Timber News is now available in both print and online on the forest and timber industries’ leading web portal, www.timberbiz.com.au.
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Important meeting for ATDG members

The Australasian Timber Drying Group (ATDG) will hold its next meeting at The Downtowner, 66 Lygon Street, Carlton, from 9.30am on 20 February.
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Hoo Hoo Club AGM

Sydney Hoo Hoo Club 215, will hold its annual general meeting at Heritage Profiles, 7 Kerr Road, Ingleburn, from 7pm on 22 February.
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Weekend programs teach forest facts to families

Forests NSW has launched a new program of weekend and school holiday activities at Cumberland State Forest at West Pennant Hills to encourage people to learn more about forests. Activities will be run in school holidays and every Sunday morning.
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