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

Trucks in action in real forest settings at AUSTimber 2012

AUSTimber 2012 in March next year will be providing the trucking industry with their first opportunity in at least 20 years to take their customers on demo drives in real forest settings. Truck exhibitors will be able to take their customers on a test drive around a variety of differ
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Let’s curb illegal logging but not at the expense of local industry

Australia’s peak forest industry body, the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), supports measures to curb the importation of illegally logged forest products to Australia, but says it is important that such measures do not impose unnecessary and costly regulation on the dome
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ForestrySA works plan curbs vandalism at Hell’s Hole

A year-long works program has allowed ForestrySA to put a stop to ongoing vandalism occurring at the popular tourist attraction ‘Hell’s Hole’, in the Green Triangle. Long a target of vandals, Hell’s Hole is located within ForestrySA’s Mount Gambier Forest district, just 17km South of
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AUSTimber 2012 – News

Komatsu Forest Managing Director inspects AUSTimber 2012 site Recently Mike Jones, Managing Director of Komatsu Forest (Australia) flew to Mount Gambier to meet with AUSTimber 2012 staff and plan the Komatsu Forest Exhibition sites. After viewing the sites for the forwarder competiti
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Davids Timber launches their innovative LOSP treatment plant

On Friday 18th November, Davids Timber, Victoria’s leading outdoor timber wholesalers, launched their new Light Organic Solvent Preservative (LOSP) treatment plant at their factory in South Dandenong. MC’d by Tony Wilson, of Race Around the World fame, and launched by the Hon. Louise
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WOODCO’S STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN – REGIONAL WORKSHOP

Many of you will have been involved in and have seen the Woodco Industry Strategy Study which recommended that Woodco develop an Industry Strategic Action Plan. A project team has developed a draft of this plan. This will be presented at regional workshops. We want your feedback and
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Weak Home Building Conditions No Excuse to Ignore Longer-Term Skilled Labour Needs

The latest HIA Trades Report, a survey of the Housing Industry Association’s builder and sub-contractor members, provides new evidence of the continuing weakness in new home building as we head towards the end of 2011. HIA Acting Chief Economist, Andrew Harvey, said that the pressure
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Special timbers sector endangered by Tas Forestry IGA – Media release from Senator Richard Colbeck

Stakeholders of Tasmania’s valuable special timbers sector who are unhappy with the industry-destroying Tasmanian forestry Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) have the backing of the Federal Coalition. Coalition Forestry spokesman Senator Richard Colbeck said concerns raised by furnitur
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NEWS RELEASE – EOI ON FOREST FORWARD ROTATIONS NOW UNDER WAY

The first stage for the sale of up to three forest rotations in the state’s South-East is now under way. Treasurer Jack Snelling has announced the process has now begun with the Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) open to the market. “This is the start of the competitive tender
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