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25 June 2011 Media Release – Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck – Forestry deal to wipe $800 million per year from Tasmania’s economy

Forestry deal to wipe $800 million per year from Tasmania’s economy The Gillard Government needs to take a very close look at the economic impact of the agreement released this week by the Tasmanian forest talks negotiator. “The impact of this agreement is to effectively halve the
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Managed regrowth forests in Australia: Reassessing their multiple roles and values in a sustainable future

A one-day symposium is being held at the University of Melbourne, 14 July 2011 (optional field trip 15 July) to discuss the important contribution and management of regrowth forests across Australia for a range of values and benefits to society. This workshop comes 20 years after the
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Second series of Master Classes – CSAW

The University of Tasmania’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) second series of Master Classes in timber production and use are being held next month in both Brisbane on July 21 and Launceston on July 28. This series is tailored specifically for businesses that de
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Malaysian timber seminars timely

The Malaysian Timber Council is planning to hold two one day seminars and business networking sessions in Melbourne and Sydney in late July. According to the chief executive Cheah Kam Huan, the seminars will provide an opportunity to update the Australian timber industry on policy an
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Bioenergy Australia quarterly meeting

The next Bioenergy Australia quarterly meeting will be held on 7 July in Melbourne. The venue will be the Victorian DPI centre’s lecture theatre, 475 Mickleham Road, Attwood.
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Submission deadline extended – Australian Timber Design Awards

The submission deadline of the Australian Timber Design Awards has been extended to July 15! This gives those architects and design professionals still working on their submissions a little extra time to get everything finalised.
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Forest Industries festival features timber building innovation

FOREST INDUSTRIES 2011, as the centrepiece of the national Winning With Wood innovation showcase, will stage a three-day “festival of wood” in the lead-up to Rugby World Cup. FI2011 will include a special industry conference focusing on innovative products, designs and new development
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New wood database online and TVC – two exciting initiatives from FWPA

Communicating information about designing and building with wood and the environmental benefits of wood are part of Forest and Wood Products Australia’s (FWPA) long term strategy to increase the use of wood in the built environment.
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Enter the 12th annual Australian Timber Design Awards

Entry is open to architects, builders, designers, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects. Categories cover all major applications, small budget projects, sustainability, a People's Choice Award and a Rising Star Award.
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