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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Education needed to overcome ignorance

Forest and Wood Products Australia has its work cut out trying to get the balance right in the way people think of the industry. Ric Sinclair, managing director of FWPA, told the Australian Forest Contractors Association annual conference in Coffs Harbour of the work his organization
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Improved facilities provide major boost to training

The forestry and wood processing industries will soon benefit from improved facilities at the Waiariki Institute of Technology in Rotorua.
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A decade of achievement for biosecurity body

Plant Health Australia (PHA), the national coordinating body for plant health in Australia working in partnership with Government, industry, researchers and others to improve biosecurity policy and practice, has just celebrated a decade of being a driving force in its field.
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Aussie agribusinesses to explore China markets

The Federal Government will provide support for six agricultural delegations to visit China to explore market opportunities for products including timber, wild and farmed eels, mangoes, livestock, grapes and Chinese red dates or jujube.
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Project to look at improved marketing of Australian forest products

The National Association of Forest Industries (NAFI) received funding from the Australian Government to improve marketing strategies for forest products both domestically and for key export markets.
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Managing mechanised forest operations

As forest operations have become more and more mechanised over the last decade they have also become more capital intensive and more complex to manage. This, in combination with increased pressure on the forest industry to keep costs down to remain competitive, means that the manageme
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“That’s the biggest load of bunkum I’ve ever heard”

Glenn Britton doesn't mince words when talking about the pressure being applied by environmental groups in Tasmania to move the State's forestry industry entirely to plantation timber.
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FPC to celebrate Arbor Day with free seedlings

The Forest Products Commission plans to grow the benefits of native trees by celebrating Arbor Day 2010 with a give-away of thousands of seedlings.
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Hall of Fame function

The AFCA Conference and Hall of Fame dinner is fast approaching and if you haven’t already registered to attend, time is running out!
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