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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Smoking Gunns leaves farmers worried

The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA), which represents private forest owners, says its prime concern with the announcement of Gunns going into administration is the status of trees on private land that had been contracted to the company. Sources: Timberbiz
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The roadmap for Australian forests

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has released its national policy roadmap for development of the industry over the next five years. It is looks to a renewable future with a policy roadmap for the forest, wood and paper products industries. Source: Timberbiz
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Gunns in voluntary administration

Gunns Ltd has entered voluntary administration after failing to secure funds to keep the company running. The company had been in talks with lenders seeking support for its plans for a capital raising or restructure, but those lenders have now told the company they will not provide fu
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Malaysian timber show grows in size and stature

The MTC Global WoodMart (MGW) 2012 has enticed 110 exhibitors from as far away as Brazil, Canada, Chile, Finland, the UAE and Germany. Source: Borneo Post
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Philippines struggles with Euro certification

Only 10 furniture exporters can meet the standards of the European Union's forestry certification system, the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines said. Source: GMA News
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Safety week is South Australia

Safe Work Week, from Monday 22 to Friday 26 October 2012, is the opportunity for South Australians to learn more about improving work health and safety outcomes with more than 80 free information sessions available for people to attend. Source: Timberbiz
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Masters at keeping building costs low

Helping builders and trade contractors counter the rising cost of building will be Master Builders' top priority as their 2012 Roadshow makes its way through Queensland in October. Source: Timberbiz
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Advanced technology for New Zealand

Scion welcomes the establishment of the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and is pleased that ‘wood and fibre products’ have been identified as one of the group’s focus areas. Source: Scion
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Forests NSW ordered to reveal agreements

The North Coast Environment Council expects to have proof that local native forests are being logged unsustainably after the state's Administrative Decisions Tribunal ordered Forests NSW to reveal details about wood-supply agreements in the region. Source: ABC News
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