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Geoff Gorrie, Chair of Australian Forestry Standard Ltd, announced today that Richard Stanton had been appointed as the National Secretary of Australian Forestry Standard Ltd. “Richard will take up his new role on 11 October 2011 and his main focus will be the oversight of the revisi
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Let’s Start Our Own Protest – Support the Manufacturers and Retailers that Support Australia’s Forest Industries

Dear Timber Communities Australia members and supporters, Attacks being waged against retailers are a new form of protesting to shut down Australia’s forest industries. Australia’s forest industries need the support of Timber Communities Australia members, supporters and the general
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HIA takes great pleasure in inviting you to the 2011 HIA Construction Outlook Breakfast Series.

Held over three consecutive mornings in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Construction Outlook is Australia's premier building and construction event. The event brings together the foremost industry experts to provide the most up-to-date outlook for housing and construction as well as i
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Outrage as Government takes axe to Forestry CRC – AFPA Media Release 2 September 2011

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has deplored the Federal Government’s recent decision to cut support for the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Forestry when the industry was at a crossroads. AFPA Chief Executive Officer David Pollard said the work of the CRC for
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Rural Alive and Well – MEDIA ADVISORY

The Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association welcomes the announcement by Deputy Premier Bryan Green of the first year’s funding of a two year program to support forest workers and their families with a tailored counselling service. “Most contractors will be aware and very appreciati
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North Queensland residents on call after myrtle rust detection

Biosecurity Queensland is urging North Queensland residents to be on the lookout for myrtle rust, a serious plant disease, after it was found in nurseries in Cairns and Townsville. Biosecurity Queensland Director (Myrtle rust) Mike Ashton said this was only the second time myrtle ru
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Industry Development Conference – Keynote and additional speakers announced!

As the annual Industry Development Conference is just four weeks away, we can announce the following keynote speakers for the conference, the Industry Liaison Dinner and other events in the series: · Don Henry, Executive Director, Australian Conservation Foundation · David Rhodes, C
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Remote sensing tools profiled in ForestTECH 2011

Without doubt the most exciting technology being developed and applied in forest management at the moment is remote sensing. Two years ago when the Australasian forest technology series, ForestTECH 2009 was run, results from some very early trials with LiDAR were being discussed. Orga
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Free field day for forest managers

A free field day, designed to give managers of sub-tropical forests in the Burnett Mary Region up-to-date information for the identification and management of risks to forest resilience associated with changing climate conditions, will be held on Thursday. The field day, run by the Un
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