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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Special timber tour is a must

FTMA AUSTRALIA, at the request of members, postponed its November Tumbarumba/Tumut Timber Tour until 10-11 February.
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Rallying against State Government’s forestry forward sale plan

SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S South East will stage its second Adelaide protest against forestry privatisation on 8 February when hundreds of concerned country residents will again rally on the steps of Parliament House in Adelaide as part of a continued fight to block the ‘forward sale’ of Fores
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Archicentre launches assessment service for flood victims

ARCHICENTRE, THE building advisory service of the Australian Institute of Archicentre, has modelled a pilot service for flood victims in Queensland on a role similar to a triage nurse in major hospitals who assess patients before treatment.
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FTMA kicks off help centre for re-building phase after Australia’s worst natural disaster

IN TIMES of need it seems there is always someone ready and willing to help out, and quite often the source of that help is from those who have also been affected by a catastrophic event. Kersten Gentle lived in a community threatened by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria s
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UK Forestry Commission forecasts high demand for wood

The UK Forestry Commission is predicting that the increased use of wood-fuelled boilers could boost the industry.
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Support for forest contractors welcomed by TFCA

TASMANIAN FOREST Contractors Association chief executive officer Ed Vincent has welcomed Green MP Kim Booth’s support of the industry, noting he is correct in being prepared to recompense those who are losing their generational businesses.
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Campers in the Central West urged to take care with camp fires

Forests NSW is urging campers and visitors to State forests in the Central West around Bathurst, Orange, Lithgow and Oberon to take great care with fire as forest fuel loads dry out and the risk of wildfire increases.
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VicForests rejects claims

VicForests has dismissed recent claims from an unnamed financial analyst regarding the organisation’s viability. VicForests’ acting CEO, Nathan Trushell, said the claims did not present an accurate picture of VicForests’ financial situation.
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National wood conference focuses on bioenergy

THE FOREST Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) kicks off 2011 with a renewed focus on converting wood wastes and renewable resources into valuable bioenergy products.
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