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Queensland Government fails flood-hit businesses

The CEO of peak industry body Timber Queensland has blamed the Queensland Government for failing to provide adequate support for flood-hit businesses in the state.
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Perfect balance on World Forestry Day

World Forestry day has been a major event on the forestry calendar since the concept emerged at the General Assembly of the European Confederation of Agriculture in 1971.
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trial effort

This is just a trial
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New mill back on track for completion this year

WORK ON a new timber mill in New South Wales has recommenced after a temporary halt. The December halt was caused by an administrative issue. However, Tasco’s managing director Bart Crawley said the Bombala Mill was on track for completion in December 2012.
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New FWPA director brings supply chain focus

The Board of Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) has invited John Simon, CEO of Simmonds Lumber Group, to fill a casual vacancy following the resignation of Jim Snelson.
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Cuts to forest rotations denied by Government

The Minister for Forests says the South Australian Government has not said it will slash forest rotations in the south-east.
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Regeneration program changes

Minimising smoke nuisance in populated areas will again be the number one priority for this year’s regeneration burning program. Forestry Tasmania’s key concern is to ensure it does not cause any breach of the national air quality standard.
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Government facing up to challenges facing forest industry

After meeting woodchip buyers in Singapore this morning the Deputy Premier Bryan Green said the facts were irrefutable over the challenges facing Tasmania’s forest industry.
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McKay okay: A mill, a will and a way

By Steve Holland Down but not out, McKay Timber - the largest family-owned sawmilling business in Tasmania’s south - is back online.
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