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Wooden get any better informed

The Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood will be running a series of workshops and seminars in the coming months in Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz
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HIA Report shows housing starts fell

At a morning function in Melbourne yesterday the HIA released the latest HIA Housing 100 Report stating the number of HOUSING 100 starts fell by 7.3% to 48,130 in 2011/12, their lowest level since 1996/97. Source: Timberbiz
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Ripple affect for Gunns workers nationally

The news that Gunns has gone into voluntary administration has ripple effects that extend well past Tasmania’s borders with workers and contractors in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia also feeling the sting. Sources: ABC South East SA, Australian Financial Review, ABC N
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Smoking Gunns leaves farmers worried

The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA), which represents private forest owners, says its prime concern with the announcement of Gunns going into administration is the status of trees on private land that had been contracted to the company. Sources: Timberbiz
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The roadmap for Australian forests

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has released its national policy roadmap for development of the industry over the next five years. It is looks to a renewable future with a policy roadmap for the forest, wood and paper products industries. Source: Timberbiz
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Gunns in voluntary administration

Gunns Ltd has entered voluntary administration after failing to secure funds to keep the company running. The company had been in talks with lenders seeking support for its plans for a capital raising or restructure, but those lenders have now told the company they will not provide fu
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Malaysian timber show grows in size and stature

The MTC Global WoodMart (MGW) 2012 has enticed 110 exhibitors from as far away as Brazil, Canada, Chile, Finland, the UAE and Germany. Source: Borneo Post
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Philippines struggles with Euro certification

Only 10 furniture exporters can meet the standards of the European Union's forestry certification system, the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines said. Source: GMA News
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Safety week is South Australia

Safe Work Week, from Monday 22 to Friday 26 October 2012, is the opportunity for South Australians to learn more about improving work health and safety outcomes with more than 80 free information sessions available for people to attend. Source: Timberbiz
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