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Timber Queensland wants native forest access

Queensland's timber industry has asked the new LNP state government to consider allowing harvesters back into some native forests. Source: ABC Rural
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Integrity Commission powerless with Gunns

Comments made by Tasmania’s anti-corruption watchdog saying it is a toothless tiger lacking sufficient powers to properly investigate the Lennon government’s possible collusion with Gunns to fast-track its pulp mill were reported by The Australian. Source: The Australian
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US companies continue importing illegal timber

A multi-year investigative report released by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) says that since 2008 more than 20 US companies have imported illegally logged timber worth millions from the Peruvian Amazon. Source: AlertNet Thomson Reuters
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Biomass plant for Lincolnshire UK

In the North East Lincolnshire area of the UK the council has approved a biomass-fuelled plant that will be built at a cost of around £130 million. Source: Bioenergy News.
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Timber frame market in UK shows growth

The UK’s timber frames market is performing well with the segment expected to grow by around 60 per cent in volume and 80 per cent in value by 2016. Source: DesignBuild Source
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Vietnam takes lead in world chip exports

Australia has lost its right as the world’s largest supplier of wood chips to pulp mills in Asia. Vietnam has taken over exporting an estimated 5.4 million tons. Source: Wood Resources International
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Dieback in Arcadia forest.

The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) in Western Australia has been accused of breaching dieback rules. Dieback is a plant disease that has been found in some parts of the Arcadia forest. Source: ABC News
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Wood Biomass Boost to New Zealand Economy

New Zealand is looking at the value that may be obtained from wood through bioenergy and it may add NZ$6 billion to the economy according to the New Zealand Bioenergy Association. Source: The Bioenergy Site
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WA fire risk up with less controlled burns

WA’s Department of Environment and Conservation has a new ban on controlled burns near towns but that raises the fear of increased fire risks. Source: The West Australian.
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