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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

$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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Gunns value lost in Triangle sale

A month past the deadline Gunns set itself for an agreement on the sale of forestry land in the Green Triangle on the South Australia-Victoria border, it remains optimistic of finalising the auction by the end of June.
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VicForests’ balance sheet ‘healthy’

VicForests has confirmed to the timber industry that it currently has a “healthy balance sheet” following another attempt by a journalist at The Age to suggest otherwise.
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Farmers uncertain on carbon storing

Research by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Forestry shows many Australian farmers are interested in planting trees for the purpose of carbon sequestration, but won’t invest in this activity until they are confident a stable market with reasonable return is in place.
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