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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

$2.4 million to develop small business knowledge and skills

The Australian Government will commit $2.4 million over the next six months to fund more than 300 knowledge and skill development seminars and workshops targeted at small to medium businesses throughout Australia.
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CO2 Group Expands into New Zealand

AUSTRALIAN ENVIRONMENTAL services company CO2 Group Limited expanded into New Zealand in June, the company’s first overseas venture.
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ATTA annual workshop to be held in Tasmania

THE AUSTRALIAN Timber Trainers Association annual workshop will be held in Hobart next week (26-29 July).
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Strong ties remain intact

A3P AND the Australian Forest Growers (AFG) have signed their fourth two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which formalizes the strategic alliance between the parties.
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Penola pulp mill still on the cards

A PROPOSED $1.5 billion pulp mill at Penola is close to being finalized and it is thought construction will start early next year.
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Business accepts the need for action on climate change, but confusion reigns when it comes to the Australian Government’s response

MATTHEW TUKAKI, the CEO of SansGov, has released the first in a series of business surveys dealing with climate change policies and how they impact business. Conducted over a period of two weeks with a total number of 692 respondents, the survey shows significant gaps between proposed
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Labor must explain forestry deals with Greens

THE ANNOUNCEMENT by Prime Minister Gillard of a preference swap deal with the Greens is a disaster for Tasmania's forestry industry.
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Forestry photos featured

A BRAND new photographic competition designed to showcase Tasmania’s state forests has been launched by Forestry Tasmania. The inaugural Moods of the Forest photographic competition, organised by Forestry Tasmania’s Adventure Forests tourism sites, will encourage Tasmanians to experie
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Foresters and loggers combine for the first time to bring international conference to Australia

THE AUSTRALIAN Forest Contractors’ Association of Australia (AFCA) and the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) will be collaborating to ensure the success of the AUSTimber 2012 ‘Precision Forestry’ conference. This will be the first time the organisations have worked together, w
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