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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Game-changer for the construction

Australian builders lag behind global competitors with prefabricated housing an untapped market for local manufacturers, according to META Managing Director Zoran Angelkovski. Source: Timberbiz
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More Checks to Slow Timber Smuggling to China

Inspection teams and checkpoints will be expanded in major timber smuggling areas in Sagaing and Mandalay regions as well as northern Shan State to seal off smuggling routes from Myanmar to China, according to Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry. Source: Eleven
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Norway to Pay Peru $300m for Forest-Based Emissions Reductions

Norway plans to spend as much as US$300 million to support a program in Peru to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the destruction of the world's fourth largest tropical forest. Source: Reuters
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UN Summit on Climate Change to Halt Deforestation

Governments, multinational companies and campaigners are pledging to halt the loss of the world’s natural forests by 2030. Source: The Guardian
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National Forest Industry Forum

Managing the impacts of supply chain vagaries titled “What Happens When the Boat is Full” will be the focus of a forest industry forum being held in Melbourne on 24 October. Source: Timberbiz
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National forest industry forum

Managing the impacts of supply chain vagaries titled “What Happens When the Boat is Full” will be the focus of a forest industry forum being held in Melbourne on 24 October. Source: Timberbiz
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Australian Timber Design Award Winners

The 2014 Australian Timber Design Award was won by Bates Smart in collaboration with Irwin Allsop Group for the Dandenong, Victoria Mental Health Facility. Sources: Timberbiz, Timber Design Awards
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Triabunna Mill Enquiry

Tasmania's Opposition Leader Bryan Green has accused two Liberal MPs of trying to rewrite history during a heated parliamentary inquiry into the sale of the Triabunna mill. Source: ABC News
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Anti-Protest Laws in for a Re-Write

Controversial anti-protest laws proposed by the Tasmanian government to help forestry workers but labelled “draconian” by civil libertarians are to be overhauled.
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