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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

NIMBY Greens policy endangers Victorian jobs and tropical rainforests

The peak representative body for the Victorian timber industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has criticised the Greens for targeting Victoria’s sustainable native forest industry for destruction.
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Bioenergy Australia 2010 conference – Early Bird registration closes 29 October

The Bioenergy Australia 2010 Conference to be held at the Novotel Manly Pacific, Sydney from 9 - 10 December 2010, with the technical tour on 8 December 2010, is now open for registration. The Early Bird discounted registration closes this week.
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Imported structural plywood fails Australian standards: EWPAA

Australia’s peak engineered wood body has alerted Victorian timber traders, specifiers and end-users that an imported structural plywood product on the market has failed Australian standards and has exhibited gross delamination.
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WoodSolutions ‘Lunch & Learn’ launched to building professionals

WoodSolutions has announced a selection of Lunch & Learn presentations now available to building specifiers and other building professionals in Sydney.
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China’s hunger for wood raw-material pushes timber prices up

CONTINUED increases in demand for wood raw-material from sawmills, plywood plants and pulp mills in China has pushed domestic log prices upward and many Chinese companies are increasingly exploring the opportunities of importing more logs and wood chips to supplement the domestic fibe
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Forestry industry left off Climate Change roundtables

Australia's only carbon positive industry, the forestry industry, has been left off the Gillard Government's climate change roundtables.
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Farm forestry and firewood expo

NORTHERN United Forestry Group (NUFG) - a not-for-profit community group with a focus on growing trees for sawlogs and firewood - will host the South Eastern Australia 2011 Farm Forestry and Firewood Expo at the City of Greater Bendigo's Huntly plantation, just north of Bendigo on 8 A
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