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Gross act of economic vandalism – SENATOR THE HON RICHARD COLBECK, Senator for Tasmania, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Forestry Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation, Industry and Science

Today the Prime Minister has further undermined the Labor government’s economic credentials by cutting the $1.4 billion a year Tasmanian Forestry industry in half, and for what?. A paltry $7 million per year for 15 years for the loss of $700 million per year of economic activity. Coa
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PUBLIC SEMINAR INVITATION – Researchers urge targeted allocation of forest industry assistance

A public seminar presented by Dr Jacki Schirmer Cooperative Research Centre for Forestry, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University. Decision makers have been urged to use the findings of new research to inform distribution of financial and other assis
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A new definition for renewable?

The Gillard Government’s opposition to using timber by-products as a source of energy is irrational and prejudiced, Coalition forestry spokesman Senator Richard Colbeck said.
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Unlocking opportunities – ForestWorks conference

ForestWorks is excited to announce that the annual industry conference will be held on 14 September 2011 at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra. The commercial opportunities presented by the transition to a low-carbon economy will be front and centre when industry skills council, ForestWorks
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Australian Forest Products Association announces inaugural CEO

The Chair of Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Linda Sewell, today announced the appointment of David Pollard as the organisation’s inaugural CEO.
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Researchers urge targeted allocation of forest industry assistance – SEMINAR BEING HELD TONIGHT, WED 27 JULY

Decision-makers have been urged to use the findings of new research to inform distribution of financial and other assistance as part of implementing Tasmania’s ‘forests peace deal’. Research by Dr Jacki Schirmer, Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Forestry, shows that job loss in
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Plantation investment challenge continues

The Australian forest and wood products industry continues to grapple with the challenge of creating additional plantation investment mechanisms or structures to enable substantial and sustainable investment in timber plantations, especially long-rotation plantations.
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Illegal logging

Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) met with officers of the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) last week to discuss latest developments regarding the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011.
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The First Bounce – AFPA’s inaugural policy forum held at MCG

The Inaugural policy forum of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) was held in the Jim Stynes Room of the MCG yesterday, with 60 attendees representing all sectors of the industry, discussing a variety of key policy issues.
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