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

Ta Ann joins Tasmanian trade mission to Asia

Ta Ann hopes an Asian trade mission next month will help to secure sales and boost confidence in the Tasmanian forestry industry. Source: The Examiner
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VicForests shows community support

VicForests Community Support Program has reached out across Victoria to assist groups and services dedicated to helping local communities thrive. Source: Timberbiz
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Eucalyptus trees to provide NZ opportunities

Eucalyptus trees may provide long-term opportunities for New Zealand farmers. Source: Otago Daily Times
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Gunns assets on sale for Christmas

The last assets of failed Tasmanian timber company Gunns including the proposed Bell Bay pulp mill and permits should be on the market by Christmas. Sources: The Examiner, Timberbiz
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Mallee tree harvest halted by poor government

Keith Wilson runs a sheep and wheat farm in the heart of the wheatbelt of Western Australia. He planted more than 700,000 mallee trees in the hope of selling them to the State Government for electricity generation. Source: ABC News
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HIA against increase in apprentice wages

The decision by the Fair Work Commission to apply significant increases to apprentice wages will increase the costs of training and may deter employers in the residential construction industry from hiring apprentices according to the HIA. Source: Timberbiz
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Forest peace deal problems ongoing

Tasmania's Upper House MPs are considering a critical report on the Government's efforts to address problems with the implementation of the forest peace deal, as they prepare to vote on its future. Source: ABC News
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New timber treatment plant in Melbourne

Casey Council in Victoria has given grudging support to development of a timber treatment plant to be located Narre Warren an outer Melbourne suburb. Sources: Berwick Leader, Herald Sun
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AGM for Private Forestry Queensland

The annual general meeting (AGM) of the Private Forestry Service of Queensland will be held on September 18 in Gympie. Source: Timberbiz
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