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4WD mobile drug testing

Moves to help keep workplaces safe and drug free have been given a boost with a new state-of-the-art, 4WD mobile drug testing van in Northland, New Zealand. Sources: Timberbiz, Scoop
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Tradies toolkit for health and safety

Tradies National Health Month in August will boost and transform the health and safety of Australian tradies. Source: Timberbiz
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Indigenous voices to be heard by FSC

For the first time indigenous Australians are being called on to help shape a new set of forestry standards as part of a project launched by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Australia. Source: Timberbiz
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Bash for a superb cause

Tim Evans and crew are taking Brisbane’s Hoo-Hoo Club's Car 253 on the Brisbane to Sydney Variety Bash for the third time because the club wants to continue to make a difference.
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John Tiddy Memorial Award winner

Apprentice joiner Mohamed Valibhai has won the Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association John Tiddy Memorial Award in woodworking. Source: The Otago Times
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New home building surge

The ABS release of building activity data for the March 2014 quarter confirmed a strong recovery for new home building, said the Housing Industry Association (HIA). Source: Timberbiz
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Paper wars a reality for CFMEU

Maryvale paper workers used a visit by Nationals Deputy Leader and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce to demand he support local jobs by ensuring his department replace its use of overseas imports with Australian-made photocopy paper. Source: Timberbiz
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CSIRO to axe forest scientists

DLP Senator John Madigan revealed secret CSIRO communications indicating that CSIRO management has reportedly axed the last remaining 33 forest scientists. Sources: Timberbiz, ABC Rural
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Yew is old

Britain's oldest tree has been discovered in a Welsh churchyard and it's more than 5000 years old. Source: The Daily Mail
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