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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Forest road maintenance courses

Australian based forest road maintenance courses presented by Forme Consulting Group and Forestry Solutions will be held in Brisbane (18-19 March) and in Melbourne (21-22 March). Source: Timberbiz
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New study says tropical forests resilient to climate change

The world's tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass, or plant material, this century due to the effects of global warming than previously thought, scientists said in a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Sources: Reuters, Sydney Morning Herald
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FTMA Australia National Conference

The 2013 FTMA Australia National Conference will be QT Gold Coast on July 23 July this year, with the Multinail Machinery Expo following the conference on July 24. Source: Timberbiz
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Successful inaugural Gottstein Forest Science Course

Positive responses such as “extremely valuable”, “great range of topics and speakers I learned a huge amount” and “a very valuable and informative program for beginners in forestry” came from the Gottstein Forest Science Course
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Industry welcomes Kickstart extension

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has applauded the announcement by the Federal Government that the Apprentice Kickstart Initiative will be extended to 30 April. Source: Timberbiz
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Taking a bite out of waste

The Timber Development Association and the Environment Protection Authority are holding a series of free seminars to assist companies recycle more waste timber in New South Wales. Source: Timberbiz
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Freeman’s passion for the forest wins award

Michelle Freeman, a young and passionate forester from Alexandra is the winner of the 2013 Victorian Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s award. Source: Timberbiz
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Have your say on AFS certification

Australian Forestry Standards Ltd (AFS) wants feedback about your experience with forest management and/or chain of custody certification. Source: Timberbiz
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SA SafeWork sessions Mt Gambier

SafeWork SA has information sessions about new work health and safety legislation and the role of health and safety representatives during a visit to Mount Gambier this week. Source: Timberbiz
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