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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

New group barking up wrong tree

The new activist group ‘Markets for Change’ is barking up the wrong tree in its campaign against Australian grown forest products (Bid to stop sale of native timbers targets retailers page 3, SMH 9 May).
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5 May 2011 Media Release: 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 2011. FI2011 will include a special industry conference focusing on innovative products, designs and new devel
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MEDIA RELEASE: TFCA questions rural business definition.

The Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association welcomes the extension of the Rural Financial Counselling Service for a further term of four years, recently announced by Minister, Joe Ludwig.
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$17 M TO BOOST JOBS GROWTH IN SA’S SOUTH-EAST

Federal Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr and South Australian Industry Minister Tom Koutsantonis are encouraging South Australian businesses to help boost jobs and innovation in the State's south-east.
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Treasurer says Sell!

Treasurer Jack Snelling announced today that the South Australian Government intends to proceed with the forward sale of three forest rotations in the South‐East after recommendations submitted in a Regional Impact Statement prepared by ACIL Tasman. These recommendations are a t
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Upcoming International Biochar Events

May 25 - 26: 3rd UK Biochar Conference After the two previous successful events in April 2009 and 2010 that drew together a diverse audience of more than 100 biochar researchers and practitioners, the third conference will take place in the historical settings of the city of Edinbur
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The arrogant swagger of those who think they are above the law

FORESTRY TASMANIA staff were prevented from going to as a group of extremists laid siege to FT Hobart headquarters. It was the latest in a series of protests by the renegade group, Huon Valley Environment Centre, throughout the state.
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MEDIA RELEASE: TFCA welcomes new Chair.

The Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association announced, today, the resignation, as Chairman, of Rodney Bishop, who is retiring from the industry.
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Building Better Cities – Australia’s Density Challenge – Thursday 12th May 2011, Gold Coast Convention Centre

This event will be the premier stage for the active promotion of discussion around the challenge of housing the growing populations of Australia’s capital cities. It is vital to ensure there are plans and strategies in place that allow Australia’s capital cities to meet the new home
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