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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Free field day for forest managers

A free field day, designed to give managers of sub-tropical forests in the Burnett Mary Region up-to-date information for the identification and management of risks to forest resilience associated with changing climate conditions, will be held on Thursday. The field day, run by the Un
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Unlocking opportunities – ForestWorks conference

The commercial opportunities presented by the transition to a low-carbon economy will be front and centre when industry skills council, ForestWorks hosts the annual Industry Development Conference in September. The conference will feature a who’s who of forestry, as the industry conf
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Alpine Truss team ‘driven’ to help others

Three blokes, a reincarnated 1976 Fairlane, 12 days of travel, and hopefully for their sake, not a can of baked beans in sight. Wangaratta’s George Prothero, Neville Johnson and Allan Jewell are gearing up for one hell of a road trip that has sick children at heart. The trio have ent
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ANTI-JOBS AGREEMENT IS A SELL OUT OF THE FOREST INDUSTRY – Forest Industries Association of Tasmania

The Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) announced today by the Prime Minister and the Tasmanian Premier will remove all vestiges of security for forest industry workers and is little more that a cynical sell-out of Tasmanian workers to appease Nick McKim and Bob Brown. The Forest Indus
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Tasmanian Forest contractors welcome the Intergovernmental Agreement on Tasmanian Forestry

Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association (TFCA) CEO Ed Vincent welcomed today’s signing of the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Tasmanian forest industry. The agreement provides for up to $86 million for contractor and employee exit assistance and employment, retraining and re-loca
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Gross act of economic vandalism – SENATOR THE HON RICHARD COLBECK, Senator for Tasmania, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Forestry Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation, Industry and Science

Today the Prime Minister has further undermined the Labor government’s economic credentials by cutting the $1.4 billion a year Tasmanian Forestry industry in half, and for what?. A paltry $7 million per year for 15 years for the loss of $700 million per year of economic activity. Coa
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PUBLIC SEMINAR INVITATION – Researchers urge targeted allocation of forest industry assistance

A public seminar presented by Dr Jacki Schirmer Cooperative Research Centre for Forestry, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University. Decision makers have been urged to use the findings of new research to inform distribution of financial and other assis
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A new definition for renewable?

The Gillard Government’s opposition to using timber by-products as a source of energy is irrational and prejudiced, Coalition forestry spokesman Senator Richard Colbeck said.
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Unlocking opportunities – ForestWorks conference

ForestWorks is excited to announce that the annual industry conference will be held on 14 September 2011 at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra. The commercial opportunities presented by the transition to a low-carbon economy will be front and centre when industry skills council, ForestWorks
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