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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

VAFI Lifetime Achievement Award announced

At the recent Victorian Association of Forestry Industries (VAFI) dinner held in Melbourne the VAFI Lifetime Achievement Award was announced with the winner Max Walker from Walker’s Sawmill in Corryong. Three other industry awards were also announced on the night. Source: Timberbiz Wh
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Australia’s Forests at a Glance – ABARES

The latest edition of one of the most popular publications about Australia’s forests is available. Acting ABARES Executive Director, Peter Gooday, said the latest Australia’s Forests at a Glance booklet was a treasure trove of data and information for the forestry sector. Source: Timb
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Companies face closure now due to Vic Government native forestry halt

The Victorian Government’s claim that ‘nobody has to lose their jobs until 2024’ following the decision to halt native timber harvesting in the state has been shown up as wrong at best by the Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath. Source: Timberbiz Speaking in State Parliament Ms Ba
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Premier Andrews’ excuse for ending native harvesting

Victoria’s Premier Dan Andrews has been accused of misleading Victorians about ending the harvesting of old growth forest as one of his excuses to shut down Victoria’s native forestry industry and put thousands of regional Victorians out of work. Source: Timberbiz The AFPA says the st
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Petition launched for native timber fight

Victorians outraged by the Victorian Government’s ban on the native timber industry are encouraged to add their name to a petition launched last week. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath said the native timber ban was not based on reality, but was an ideologic
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Labor missing in action at VAFI dinner

Not surprisingly no Victorian Labor politician showed his face at the Victorian Association of Forestry Industries (VAFI) awards dinner held on Friday 15 November in Melbourne. However, the number of opposition politicians was impressive including long time timber industry supporter M
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FSC celebrates 25 years of international certification

Every year, FSC-certified businesses, as well as schools and organizations all around the world host a series of events to raise awareness of responsible forest management and the role FSC plays in it. It can be celebrated in many ways, from a drawing competition to a field trip. Sour
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Large scale automated forest tree breeding in Sweden

Södra is investing in large-scale and automated forest tree breeding through an innovative technologies company, SweTree Technologies. SEK 50 million will be invested in a pilot facility in Umeå. Stora Enso, Sveaskog and Holmen are co-funding the project. Source: Timberbiz “We are hop
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FAO steps up to improve international forest data

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) launched a new US$7.1 million project supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to make forest data more accessible, transparent and available, and, in particular, help developing countries to meet the Paris Cl
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