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YELLOWtongue® turns pink!

Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia has always recognised the importance of giving back to the community. For the month of October, they are turning their iconic Structaflor® YELLOWtongue® flooring product ‘pink’ to raise money for Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon day to support bre
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Australia’s top 100 builders recover, but for how long?

Perth-based BGC (Australia) is Australia’s largest builder according to the HIA-COLORBOND steel Housing 100 Report for 2009/10.
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Native forests part of industry’s future

Victoria’s peak representative body for the timber industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has stated it supports the continued sustainable harvesting of native forest in Victoria as part of a mixed supply of timber, along with plantation estate.
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PEFC Germany raffles a two-seater swing made of sustainable tropical timber

PEFC Germany and the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC), which operates the first PEFC-endorsed scheme in Southeast Asia, presented a joint stand at the gardening fair "Spoga+gafa 2010" on 5-7 September in Cologne, Germany. The joint stand raffled off a swing made of certif
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China’s massive forestry fair to include Taiwan Pavilion

The 2010 China Yiwu International Forest Product Fair will feature its first-ever Taiwan Pavilion and more than 300 Taiwanese businesses.
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Review will testify Australia has most credible standards for forest industry

Key stakeholders in Australia’s forest and timber industries will be engaged in a two-year revision of the Australian Standards for sustainable forest management and the chain of custody process.
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VAFI supports TCA message

Victoria’s peak representative body for the timber industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has supported the central message of the Timber Communities Australia (TCA) commissioned report, which outlines the impact of State Government decisions on forest indust
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How white collar Labor has decimated blue collar forestry

A report prepared by CPI Strategic commissioned by Timber Communities Australia (TCA) has highlighted the consequences of decisions made by Melbourne-centric state governments that have severely impacted on the timber industry and its dependent communities.
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NMIT’s innovative construction gains international interest

A showcase building that breaks new ground in the use of wood as a structural building material in multi-storey construction is already attracting international interest.
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