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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Intimidation of forestry workers is unacceptable

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) has critised anti‐forestry activists for using dangerous tactics and intimidation to stop workers from doing their jobs, thereby endangering the lives and safety of all those involved. Sources: Timberbiz, The Australian
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New Chain of Custody brochure and review

PEFC has updated its introductory brochure ‘PEFC Chain of Custody certification - The Key to Selling Certified Products’. This publication helps companies familiarize themselves with the most essential elements of PEFC Chain of Custody certification and the requirements for using the
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Australian Forestry Standards AGM and AS4708 review

The 2012 Australian Forestry Standard Ltd annual general meeting will be held on 25 October in Melbourne and will include the appointment of directors. Four vacancies on the board are expected to be filled at the meeting. Source: Timberbiz
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Australian Forestry Standards AGM and AS4708 review

The 2012 Australian Forestry Standard Ltd annual general meeting will be held on 25 October in Melbourne and will include the appointment of directors. Four vacancies on the board are expected to be filled at the meeting. Source: Timberbiz
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Norske Skog to invest in Tasmania

Norske Skog will convert a machine at its Boyer mill in Australia to the production of coated grades of paper, and close one newsprint machine at the Tasman mill in New Zealand. The international company’s Australian operations are responsible for the supply of around 600,000 tonnes
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Timber chosen for Commonwealth Games

Stewart Milne Timber Systems has been awarded a major contract in support of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014. The company will supply and erect the timber frames for 184 housing units in the purpose-built Athletes’ Village in Glasgow’s East End. Source: The Construction Index (UK)
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Liberia’s illegal logging under scrutiny

Environmental group Global Witness has been involved in investigating the destruction of forests in the developing world. Now the group has turned its attention to Liberia in South Africa with instant repercussions. Source: New York Times
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Timber mill established by Aussie actor

A timber milling operation has been established for the first time in a remote part of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The Gumatj Aboriginal Corporation has set up a timber mill and carpentry workshop. Source: ABC Rural
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National strategy for invading conifers

A new report on wilding conifers proposes the development of a national strategy for the management of the vigorously seeding trees that have invaded hundreds of thousands of hectares of public and private land, particularly in the South Island in New Zealand. Source: Straight Furrow
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