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Scotland advised to expand its forestry sector

Growth in global and local demand makes it imperative for Scotland to expand its forestry and timber sector, according to Clive Suckling an independent adviser to the forestry and timber sector who spoke at the forestry conference organised by Confor. Source: The Scotsman
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I’m a lumberjack, but not okay has published its 2014 Jobs Rated report and timber is not high on the list. Source: The Chicago Tribune
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Chainsaw artist

When a service station owner on the Queensland Sunshine Coast asked Matty G to carve him a possum out of wood, little did he know it was the start of something big. Source: ABC Rural
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Solomon Island timber approved for Australia

Solomon Islands is the first country in the world to receive approval to trade timber products to Australia under new timber legality guidelines. Source: Solomon Times Online
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4WD mobile drug testing

Moves to help keep workplaces safe and drug free have been given a boost with a new state-of-the-art, 4WD mobile drug testing van in Northland, New Zealand. Sources: Timberbiz, Scoop
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Tradies toolkit for health and safety

Tradies National Health Month in August will boost and transform the health and safety of Australian tradies. Source: Timberbiz
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Indigenous voices to be heard by FSC

For the first time indigenous Australians are being called on to help shape a new set of forestry standards as part of a project launched by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Australia. Source: Timberbiz
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Bash for a superb cause

Tim Evans and crew are taking Brisbane’s Hoo-Hoo Club's Car 253 on the Brisbane to Sydney Variety Bash for the third time because the club wants to continue to make a difference.
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John Tiddy Memorial Award winner

Apprentice joiner Mohamed Valibhai has won the Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association John Tiddy Memorial Award in woodworking. Source: The Otago Times
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