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Minister’s claims of success stem from forests

The success of a multi-million-dollar government fund to boost skills stems from the experience of forestry and associated industries, according to Australia’s key forestry skills council. Skills Minister Chris told the National Press Club the National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF
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Eyes on Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management

The first public comment phase of the revision process of the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708) is underway, according to Australian Forestry Standard Limited (AFS Ltd). The draft revised Standard has been sent to stakeholders in forest management seeking
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New Forests funds major Green Triangle plantation takeover

Funds managed by New Forests have taken a controlling interest in a major Green Triangle plantation – the 46,000 hectare Auspine estate. New Forests’ Australia New Zealand Forest Fund is the lead investor in the transaction, which includes the land and trees of the 64-prop
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“Transformations” – Wood Sculpture Exhibition at the Riddoch Art Gallery

In 2004 the Riddoch Art Gallery launched its first wood sculpture competition, with ForestrySA becoming the major sponsor. Four exhibitions later and ForestrySA is still proud to be the sponsor of this event. The exhibition promotes the beauty and uses of wood, and assists in the cult
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ForestrySA School Photography Competition – AUSTimber People’s Choice Award!

ForestrySA and the Riddoch Art Gallery invite you to view a small exhibition at Moumt Gambier’s Riddoch Art Gallery showcasing the local talent of the Limestone Coast’s junior photographers.
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How other countries are using advanced precision technology to increase profitability

The AUSTimber 2012 Forestworks’ Conference 29 March has a theme ‘precision forestry in action’. Organisers have secured speakers from around the world prepared to share their experiences applying precision technology to businesses and forestry agencies in a variety of different count
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Appointment of new executive director of Ta Ann Tasmania

Evan Rolley, a former managing director of Forestry Tasmania, has been appointed an executive director of Ta Ann Tasmania Pty Ltd.
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Everyone seems to agree to disagree!

Disagreements and conflict over the future of Tasmania’s forestry industry continue to dominate the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) process.
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Supreme Court rules on logging resumption

The Victorian Supreme Court has ruled that logging could resume in the region's Gun Barrel forest coupe, and has dismissed claims that proposed logging projects in two further coupes posed a threat to the environment.
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