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Kiln drying operations in the spotlight

EVERY TWO to three years, the DryTech technology series provides local wood producers with an independent and practical update on new tools, kiln designs and schedules to improve their drying operations. The latest program, DryTech 2008 runs in Melbourne on 26-27 November and again
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The ‘Queenslander’ is cool

More ‘timber & tin’ and a return to the ‘Queenslander’ tradition of house design would help combat global warming according to outspoken Gold Coast architect Michael Leo.
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Case settlement win for strict compliance of plywood standards

Litigation in the Federal Court about potentially unsafe building products has ended in a major win for strict testing and compliance regimes following an out-of-court settlement between the parties.
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Australia’s premier bioenergy conference to be held next month

Australia’s premier bioenergy conference, Bioenergy Australia 2008, will be held at the Sebel Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria on 8-9 December, with a technical tour on 10 December.
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Queenslanders win National Tree Farmer of the Year award

Kingaroy farmers John and Jane McLaughlin have won the prestigious AFG Prime Super National Tree Farmer of the Year award for 2008.
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BioFibres for industry – from field to factory

Biofibres for industry was officially launched by the Minister Gavin Jennings (Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Innovation) at the Biofibres for Industry workshop on Wednesday 29 October.
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Meeting the challenges of the future

The final day of the four-day Australian Forest Growers’ national conference Forestry for a Better Future: climate, commerce and communities in Albury continued to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the forestry industry.
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Bushfire potential ‘above normal’ for coming summer

A lack of rainfall has left southern Australia prone to an above normal fire potential this summer.
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Wood Naturally Better…naturally!

Australia's wood and wood products industry has launched a multi-million dollar program to highlight the important role wood products play in tackling climate change, and to dispel misconceptions about the material.
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