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Latest timber industry news, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays.

AUSTimber 2012 Expo Site Bookings

WITH just under six months before AUSTimber 2012, there has been strong interest in the expo, with over 60 sites sold to date.
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Precision Forestry in Advance symposium

A symposium titled "Precision Forestry in Advance" is scheduled on 27 and 28 March 2012 immediately preceding the AUSTimber 2012 Conference in Mount Gambier, SA.
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Misguided Protests Target Harvey Norman

ACTIVISTS ‘The Last Stand’ have targeted stockists of Australian made timber furniture, Harvey Norman, over the weekend by unfurling a banner on one of the sails of the Opera House in Sydney.
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Federal Forest Minister’s office gets it wrong!

Federal Forest Minister Joe Ludwig’s office has made a blunder in its comments that “TFCA are promoting a scheme that will result in multi-million dollar payouts to a small number of very large contractors with no guarantees that any sub-contractors will receive any assistance to exit
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NEW HEAD FOR AUSTRALIAN FORESTRY STANDARD

Geoff Gorrie, Chair of Australian Forestry Standard Ltd, announced today that Richard Stanton had been appointed as the National Secretary of Australian Forestry Standard Ltd. “Richard will take up his new role on 11 October 2011 and his main focus will be the oversight of the revisi
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Let’s Start Our Own Protest – Support the Manufacturers and Retailers that Support Australia’s Forest Industries

Dear Timber Communities Australia members and supporters, Attacks being waged against retailers are a new form of protesting to shut down Australia’s forest industries. Australia’s forest industries need the support of Timber Communities Australia members, supporters and the general
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HIA takes great pleasure in inviting you to the 2011 HIA Construction Outlook Breakfast Series.

Held over three consecutive mornings in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Construction Outlook is Australia's premier building and construction event. The event brings together the foremost industry experts to provide the most up-to-date outlook for housing and construction as well as i
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Outrage as Government takes axe to Forestry CRC – AFPA Media Release 2 September 2011

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has deplored the Federal Government’s recent decision to cut support for the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Forestry when the industry was at a crossroads. AFPA Chief Executive Officer David Pollard said the work of the CRC for
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Rural Alive and Well – MEDIA ADVISORY

The Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association welcomes the announcement by Deputy Premier Bryan Green of the first year’s funding of a two year program to support forest workers and their families with a tailored counselling service. “Most contractors will be aware and very appreciati
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