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Latest timber industry news, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Federal climate policy courtesy of Sir Humphrey Appleby?

By Andrew Grant. CEO:2 CO2 Group Ltd As leader of Australia’s largest carbon offset company, I believe it’s timely to make some pointed and public observations on climate policy options before the Federal election. They are ‘pointed’ because, quite frankly, the twists and turns and b
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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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Queensland hardwood industry ready for self-analysis

Peak industry body Timber Queensland says it is time for the State’s hardwood industry to look inwards, assessing if true market potential is being maximised.
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$2.4 million to develop small business knowledge and skills

The Australian Government will commit $2.4 million over the next six months to fund more than 300 knowledge and skill development seminars and workshops targeted at small to medium businesses throughout Australia.
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CO2 Group Expands into New Zealand

AUSTRALIAN ENVIRONMENTAL services company CO2 Group Limited expanded into New Zealand in June, the company’s first overseas venture.
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ATTA annual workshop to be held in Tasmania

THE AUSTRALIAN Timber Trainers Association annual workshop will be held in Hobart next week (26-29 July).
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Strong ties remain intact

A3P AND the Australian Forest Growers (AFG) have signed their fourth two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which formalizes the strategic alliance between the parties.
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Penola pulp mill still on the cards

A PROPOSED $1.5 billion pulp mill at Penola is close to being finalized and it is thought construction will start early next year.
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Business accepts the need for action on climate change, but confusion reigns when it comes to the Australian Government’s response

MATTHEW TUKAKI, the CEO of SansGov, has released the first in a series of business surveys dealing with climate change policies and how they impact business. Conducted over a period of two weeks with a total number of 692 respondents, the survey shows significant gaps between proposed
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