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Green calls for ‘different approach’ to stop forest conflict

Tasmania’s Deputy Premier has called for a ‘different approach’ and appealed to all Tasmanian’s to focus on how to resolve conflict over forestry in the state. “Forestry has been the source of conflict and pain for many Tasmanians over the past three decades,” Deputy Premier Bryan Gre
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Institute seeking new chief executive officer

THE INSTITUTE of Foresters of Australia (IFA) is advertising for a new chief executive officer to replace Cassandra Spencer who is leaving to further her career in a different field. Cassandra has been with the IFA for the past seven years, the last two and a half as CEO. The Institut
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PORTHAUL sponsors AUSTimber uniforms

There was an error in the just-released edition of Australian Forests & Timber News in the AUSTimber special segment. It should be noted that Noske Logistics did not sponsor the AUSTimber 2012 staff uniforms. PORTHAUL is the sponsor of the AUSTimber uniforms. Contrary to previous
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Colbeck: Lock up of forest resources cannot proceed

The position of the Federal Coalition on further lock up of Tasmania’s forest resources has been vindicated by the Independent Verification Group report, according to Coalition Forestry Spokesman Richard Colbeck. “The position of the Federal Coalition has been vindicated by this repor
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Gearing up for a big AUSTimber 2012

AUSTimber 2012 organisers have announced that all 650 tickets for the Welcome Function and all expo sites have been sold. Commercial accommodation in Mount Gambier is also full and extra flights are filling, field trips are booked out and there were only a few remaining tickets to the
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AUSTimber: ‘Help local kids’

AUSTimber organisers are calling for donations for a charity auction that forms part of the official AUSTimber Welcome Function. So far generous donations from companies and individuals have been received but more are needed to get a result like that in 2008. All businesses donating a
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Industry fears end of ABCC means green light for lawlessness

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) expressed “profound disappointment” with Senate’s decision to pass the Government’s Bill to abolish the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) HIA stated this move will act as “an open invitation for a return to the building site
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State of Origin kicks off with Wood Preservation 2012

Wood Preservation 2012 kicks off with the Harvey Norman State of Origin Rugby League Series at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium on 23rd May. Last run in April 2009, this year’s programme runs in Melbourne on 23-24 May 2012. As an extra for those attending the Wood Preservation 2012 ev
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Lumberjills wanted in Mr Gambier

The final workshop in a series held across Australia to help women build careers in the forest and wood products industry is being held in Mt Gambier, following AUSTimber. Establishing a Women in Forests and Timber Network project manager Jillian Roscoe said although the forest and wo
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