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Workshop for three major organisations

THE 2010 ATTA/ForestWorks/FIAPS workshop will be held in Hobart from 26-29 July.
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Unions consider national guideline on non-compliant wood products

A STATE branch of Australia’s most powerful workers’ union will pressure Government to crack down on structurally unsafe building materials after adopting guidelines from industry on non-compliant wood products.
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Farm forestry nest eggs take on golden hue

NORTH Queensland landholders who over the past two decades planted farm forestry plantations as nest eggs for the future will welcome the results of a State Government investigation into the value of this plantation timber.
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State’s plans for Riverina red gums face the chop

THE State Government's plans to continue logging Riverina red gums for the next five years are headed for defeat in Parliament.
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Contractors Hall of Fame nominations closing soon

The Australian Forest Contractors Association is recognising the pioneers and legends of the timber industry through the creation of the “AFCA Contractors Hall of Fame”. This recognition will be through the presentation of framed Certificates and Plaques and admittance to the Hall of
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Attack on machinery could have had dire consequences

Forestry protesters are believed responsible for “an act of sabotage” on two excavators in the East Gippsland area that resulted in thousands of dollars worth of damage and the realisation that someone could have been killed.
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National Carpeners Day – Entries closing soon

Following the success of the inaugural event in 2009, the second National Carpenters Day promises to reach an even wider audience with new activities and participants.
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Bushfire detection cameras undergo trials in NSW and Victoria

The latest in bushfire detection cameras are being trialled in parts of New South Wales and Victoria. The technology has been developed by the German Aerospace Centre and is able to tell the difference between smoke and dust even at night.
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Optimising the wood supply chain

Forest products companies, logistics specialists and researchers have been working closely with FIEA to design a practical technology program, Wood Supply Chain Optimisation 2010. It will be profiling new tools along with successful strategies that have been adopted to improve plannin
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