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Australia: Emissions Trading Scheme update

by David Coombes, Anna Wilson and Christine Hutchinson THE START date for the emissions trading scheme has been pushed back 12 months as the politics over the scheme unfold. If the new Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill (CPRS) is passed and phased in as promised from 1 July 2011
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Timber industry set to generate employment with infrastructure-led recovery

Plantation forestry expansion is driving a massive increase in investment in the timber processing industry with infrastructure and development proposals worth around $7 billion of new capacity set to generate around 6,000 jobs, according to the National Association of Forest Industri
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$50K to advance Australia’s forestry industry

Innovators have just a few weeks to win up to $50,000 to advance Australia’s forestry and other rural industries.
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Agreement with PNG another step forward in fight against illegal logging

Australia and Papua New Guinea have formally agreed to join forces to tackle illegal logging, with an agreement signed at the Australia Papua New Guinea Ministerial Forums in Brisbane.
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MIS forest managers growing wood for an undersupplied domestic market

In the torrent of media commentary about the recent collapse of major agribusiness managed investment scheme companies, Timbercorp and Great Southern, many of the statements made by the most vocal MIS detractors have been factually wrong or at best misleading, according to the Austral
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Forest activists recklessly misleading the community on woodchips

Victoria’s peak forest industries body says extremist climate activists are recklessly and deliberately misleading the community about the role of woodchipping in Victoria’s forest industries.
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Pike & Co. issue early notice for Brazil conference

This is an early notice of the next International Pulpwood Conference - "Global Wood Fibre Trade - Woodchips and Biomass" - which will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil during the week of March 15, 2010.
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Data confirms state forests as carbon sink

Forestry Tasmania today released new figures that confirm state forests are a net carbon sink.
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On the way to financial recovery

Australia's top central banker said that the country was in a good position to stage a recovery, although he warned growth was likely to slow in the early part of the global expansion cycle.
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