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

Indonesia forests cut deeper than thought

Satellite images have found that Indonesia’s ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than thought. Source: The Australian
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Paper cuts for Greenpeace

Office supplies companies should stop stocking PaperOne copy paper, whose fibres come in part from high conservation tropical forests now being logged in Indonesia, according to Greenpeace. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
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Special meeting for Gunns’ landowners

A special meeting has been called in Tasmania for Gunns Plantations (GPL) woodlot scheme landowners to discuss their options moving forward. Source: The Land
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McVilly Timbers sold for over $2m

The McVilly Timber business has sold at auction for $2.15 million. That is the headquarters at Terang and branches at Timboon, Beaufort and Mumbannar. Source: The Standard
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NZ timber future is secure says government

The Government and the forestry industry deny there is a long-term crisis in the forestry industry in New Zealand — even though log export prices are at a 14-month low and some workers here have been made redundant. Source: The Gisborne Herald
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Jobs on the line at Hawke’s Bay

Forestry jobs in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand are being lost and more are on the line as log prices fall. Source: Hawke’s Bay Today
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MIS scheme inquiry welcomed

The announcement of a federal senate inquiry into the failed forestry Managed Investment Schemes (MIS) has been welcomed by one of Esperance, Western Australia’s original tree farmers. Source: The Esperance Express
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Council says forestry deal not fair

A deal struck between the former Queensland government and a US based timber company has left a hole in the Gympie Regional Council budget, and local ratepayers are to foot the bill. Source: The Gympie Times
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Environment groups to boycott NSW process

The North Coast Environment Council (NCEC) and North East Forestry Alliance (NEFA), together with two other NSW conservation groups, are threatening to withdraw from a government consultation process it describes as deeply flawed. Source: The Echo Daily
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