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
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.
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.
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