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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

New tool monitors chemical risk factors

A Tasmanian adaptation of the CSIRO’s Pesticide Impact Rating Index (PIRI), which analyses the mobility and toxicity of chemicals according to site, operational and climatic conditions, is one of the latest aids for forestry workers.
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EITE – Right direction, long way to go

A3P, the peak body for the plantation products and paper industry, has acknowledged the Australian Government’s foresight in addressing the key issue for a non-global emission trading scheme through its recognition of emissions-intensive, trade-exposed industries in the Carbon Polluti
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Woodchips lead the way in export growth

The value of Australia’s forest product exports rose significantly in 2007-08, growing by 5% over the year to reach $2.5 billion, driven by woodchip export growth and to a lesser extent growth in recovered paper exports.
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Mill upgrade is a key strategic development

Construction of the Maryvale Mill pulp upgrade is now complete and is a key strategic development that will provide benefits to all stakeholders, according to the Managing Director of PaperlinX, Tom Park.
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Time to get back to the grassroots

Tish Campbell, Western Australia’s Timber Communities Australia manager for the past seven years has decided to call it quits. Basically on the eve of stepping away from a job she sees as essential, Tish sounded a warning on where the organisation was heading.
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Snap and Zap and put your people on show

When you have a party, a meeting, special occasion or just a social gathering there’s always someone with a camera, so, snap off the best shots you can and send them to us ([email protected]).
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Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year

This edition of Daily Timber News brings to a close the 2008 segment of our electronic coverage of all things forests and timber. It has been a year of turmoil and tears and in some cases triumphs.
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Gottstein five-day wood science course

The 2009 Gottstein Wood Science Course is to be held in Melbourne from 16 - 20 February.
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Communications officer for peak national organisation

NATALIE LOUDON is the new communications officer for A3P, the peak national body for Australia’s plantation products and paper industry.
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