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Latest timber industry news, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays.

New edition of Australian Forests & Timber News …out soon

It’s all in the coming edition of Australian Forests & Timber News … out soon.
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Flying start to a bigger and better AUSTimber event

REX Airlines has stepped up to the plate in a bid to help ensure that AUSTimber 2012 in Mount Gambier is bigger and better. The regional airline has backed a request to work with AUSTimber to ensure adequate air transportation is provided to Mount Gambier from both Adelaide and Melbou
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‘BRIC’ Insight into Forestry for Australian Financiers

BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and their impact on the future of the Australian forestry sector are one of the hottest topics on the agenda at the upcoming “Future Forestry Finance Conference” being held in Sydney this March.
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New truck scheduling system could save the forestry industry big money

FastTRUCK, brainchild of Research Fellow Mauricio Acuna, has been hailed as a major step forward in trucking and logistics in the forestry industry.
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American and Canadian firefighters to boost Victoria’s regional firefighting effort

Premier John Brumby today welcomed an expert team of 15 forest firefighters from the United States and Canada who arrived in Victoria to boost the state’s firefighting capacity.
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Forest Products Market Update

Global sawlog prices jumped almost 8% in the 3Q/09 because of improved lumber markets in the US and Europe, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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GBCA decision on timber credits good news for engineered wood

The decision by the Green Building Council of Australia to revise its timber credit to allow equal consideration of the Australian Forestry Standard and Forest Stewardship Council schemes ‘levels the playing field and gives Australian and New Zealand members hard-won access to the gre
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Letter to the Editor

Dear Sir, Why do Governments waste money on environmental studies, judicial enquiries, and natural resource assessments, when they have no intention of accepting recommendations contrary to their wishes?
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Letter to the Editor

Dear Sir, Why do Governments waste money on environmental studies, judicial enquiries, and natural resource assessments, when they have no intention of accepting recommendations contrary to their wishes?
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