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Rural Alive and Well – MEDIA ADVISORY

The Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association welcomes the announcement by Deputy Premier Bryan Green of the first year’s funding of a two year program to support forest workers and their families with a tailored counselling service. “Most contractors will be aware and very appreciati
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North Queensland residents on call after myrtle rust detection

Biosecurity Queensland is urging North Queensland residents to be on the lookout for myrtle rust, a serious plant disease, after it was found in nurseries in Cairns and Townsville. Biosecurity Queensland Director (Myrtle rust) Mike Ashton said this was only the second time myrtle ru
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Industry Development Conference – Keynote and additional speakers announced!

As the annual Industry Development Conference is just four weeks away, we can announce the following keynote speakers for the conference, the Industry Liaison Dinner and other events in the series: · Don Henry, Executive Director, Australian Conservation Foundation · David Rhodes, C
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Remote sensing tools profiled in ForestTECH 2011

Without doubt the most exciting technology being developed and applied in forest management at the moment is remote sensing. Two years ago when the Australasian forest technology series, ForestTECH 2009 was run, results from some very early trials with LiDAR were being discussed. Orga
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Free field day for forest managers

A free field day, designed to give managers of sub-tropical forests in the Burnett Mary Region up-to-date information for the identification and management of risks to forest resilience associated with changing climate conditions, will be held on Thursday. The field day, run by the Un
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Unlocking opportunities – ForestWorks conference

The commercial opportunities presented by the transition to a low-carbon economy will be front and centre when industry skills council, ForestWorks hosts the annual Industry Development Conference in September. The conference will feature a who’s who of forestry, as the industry conf
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Alpine Truss team ‘driven’ to help others

Three blokes, a reincarnated 1976 Fairlane, 12 days of travel, and hopefully for their sake, not a can of baked beans in sight. Wangaratta’s George Prothero, Neville Johnson and Allan Jewell are gearing up for one hell of a road trip that has sick children at heart. The trio have ent
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ANTI-JOBS AGREEMENT IS A SELL OUT OF THE FOREST INDUSTRY – Forest Industries Association of Tasmania

The Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) announced today by the Prime Minister and the Tasmanian Premier will remove all vestiges of security for forest industry workers and is little more that a cynical sell-out of Tasmanian workers to appease Nick McKim and Bob Brown. The Forest Indus
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Tasmanian Forest contractors welcome the Intergovernmental Agreement on Tasmanian Forestry

Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association (TFCA) CEO Ed Vincent welcomed today’s signing of the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Tasmanian forest industry. The agreement provides for up to $86 million for contractor and employee exit assistance and employment, retraining and re-loca
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