The Victorian Association of the Forest Industries (VAFI) is a small but professional team that develops and manages a range of media and government relations strategies for dealing with a wide range of complex issues facing the forest and wood products industry. Source: Timberbiz
A Lincoln-based research group said that missing out on NZ$20 million in government funding would put New Zealand's agriculture, horticulture and forestry at risk from biosecurity threats. Sources: Scoop NZ, Fairfax NZ News, The Press NZ
Peak industry body Timber Queensland (TQ) said the safest solution to combat potential deck and balcony collapses forecast by the Australian Institute of Architects is for homeowners to have them built by licensed builders. Source: Timberbiz
The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) and the Forest Industries Federation of WA (FIFWA) have said they are disappointed that WA senate hopeful Scott Ludlam has chosen to spruik misinformation about Australian forestry in a transparent attempt to gain election publicity.
Jobs in southern Oregon lumber mills go increasingly to people with college degrees, a change in a region where young people used to make a good living in the timber business right out of high school. Source: The Chron