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

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There's still time to submit an entry for the Australian Timber Design Awards, but don't delay: entries must be in by 5 PM July 15. And if you've signed up but haven't yet completed your entry, please don't leave things to the last moment. The earlier you get started, the more help we
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TFS appoints two new independent directors

TFS Corporation Executive Chairman, Frank Wilson, today announced the appointment of two new independent directors. Company director, lawyer, and former diplomat and politician, the Honourable Richard Alston and Australian cricketing great, Adam Gilchrist will be joining the TFS boar
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Forests NSW plants more than 4 million seedlings across South West Slopes

Forests NSW is busy planting more than four million pine seedlings across the South West Slopes region of NSW in areas previously planted to pine around Tumut, Batlow and Tumbarumba.
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Government should end speculation on contractors

The Gillard Government should put an unequivocal end to speculation that it has a plan to force trade contractors into the Fair Work system, according to the Housing Industry Association. Mr Shane Goodwin, HIA‟s Managing Director said.
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Green light for log truck safety initiative

Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, today launched a new 1800 LOGHAUL number that will drive improvements in log truck driver safety and behaviour.
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25 June 2011 Media Release – Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck – Forestry deal to wipe $800 million per year from Tasmania’s economy

Forestry deal to wipe $800 million per year from Tasmania’s economy The Gillard Government needs to take a very close look at the economic impact of the agreement released this week by the Tasmanian forest talks negotiator. “The impact of this agreement is to effectively halve the
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Managed regrowth forests in Australia: Reassessing their multiple roles and values in a sustainable future

A one-day symposium is being held at the University of Melbourne, 14 July 2011 (optional field trip 15 July) to discuss the important contribution and management of regrowth forests across Australia for a range of values and benefits to society. This workshop comes 20 years after the
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Second series of Master Classes – CSAW

The University of Tasmania’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) second series of Master Classes in timber production and use are being held next month in both Brisbane on July 21 and Launceston on July 28. This series is tailored specifically for businesses that de
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Malaysian timber seminars timely

The Malaysian Timber Council is planning to hold two one day seminars and business networking sessions in Melbourne and Sydney in late July. According to the chief executive Cheah Kam Huan, the seminars will provide an opportunity to update the Australian timber industry on policy an
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