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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Government nursery future in limbo

The push continues to prevent the closure or outsourcing of the New South Wales Forests Nursery at Narrandera. The state government called for expressions of interest in taking over its forestry nurseries last year but the result remains in limbo. Source: ABC News
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The push continues to prevent the closure or outsourcing of the New South Wales Forests Nursery at Narrandera. The state government called for expressions of interest in taking over its forestry nurseries last year but the result remains in limbo. Source: ABC News
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Tasmanian sawmillers exit time

The Tasmanian Opposition has warned the Government is not giving sawmillers enough time to sign up to exit the industry. The Government announced it was allowing sawmillers two weeks to apply to hand back their sawlog contracts with Forestry Tasmania. Source: ABC News
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Tasmanian sawmillers exit time

The Tasmanian Opposition has warned the Government is not giving sawmillers enough time to sign up to exit the industry. The Government announced it was allowing sawmillers two weeks to apply to hand back their sawlog contracts with Forestry Tasmania. Source: ABC News
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Three more walk from the Tasmanian talks

Forestry talks in Tasmania are creating more and more derision among those involved. Over the past week the Forest Industries Association of Tasmania (FIAT) and the Australian Forest Contractors Association walked away from the talks while Forestry Tasmania chairman Miles Hampton resi
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VicForests reports loss but has future confidence

A sluggish new housing market, Gunns' cutting its timber intake and court litigation costs pushed VicForests to a loss of $96,000 in 2011-12 according to the group's annual report. Source: Sydney Morning Herald
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Belarus to increase processing facilities by 10

Ten processing facilities will come on stream in Belarus by 2015 according to Belarus Forestry Minister Mikhail Amelyanovich. The minister recalled that the head of state ordered to stop export of round timber by 2015 and to shift the focus on processing. Source: Belta (Belarus)
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Irish forestry calls for more plantations

The Irish Forestry and Forest Products Association (IFFPA) published its 2012 Annual Review. In 2011, 77% of the forest products, which were manufactured in Ireland were exported. However, the IFFPA said that the failure to reach Government afforestation targets meant that the industr
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Mining in the forest not a problem says Tasmanian government

The Tasmanian State Government denied its stance on mining in the Tarkine contradicts its forest policy. The Premier said Tasmania was already considered the national park of Australia, and she did not support a blanket heritage listing to stop new mines in the Tarkine region. Source:
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