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Attack on machinery could have had dire consequences

Forestry protesters are believed responsible for “an act of sabotage” on two excavators in the East Gippsland area that resulted in thousands of dollars worth of damage and the realisation that someone could have been killed.
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National Carpeners Day – Entries closing soon

Following the success of the inaugural event in 2009, the second National Carpenters Day promises to reach an even wider audience with new activities and participants.
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Bushfire detection cameras undergo trials in NSW and Victoria

The latest in bushfire detection cameras are being trialled in parts of New South Wales and Victoria. The technology has been developed by the German Aerospace Centre and is able to tell the difference between smoke and dust even at night.
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Optimising the wood supply chain

Forest products companies, logistics specialists and researchers have been working closely with FIEA to design a practical technology program, Wood Supply Chain Optimisation 2010. It will be profiling new tools along with successful strategies that have been adopted to improve plannin
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Help the redgum timber communities

Many country people are involved in both timber and farming communities. What farming and timber communities have in common, is an ongoing struggle with government and the broader community, to be able to make a living from the land in an environmentally and economically sustainable m
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500th program partner for Wood. Naturally better.™

Beginning in November 2008 with a handful of licensees, the Wood. Naturally Better.™ program gained its 500th Program Partner in February 2010 when Laminated Timber Supplies joined up.
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Urgency to prepare Australian agriculture for climate change

Australian agriculture needs to adapt now to climate change, according to a CSIRO book Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Preparing Australian Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for the Future.
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Accreditation highlights commitment to sustainable forestry

VicForests has successfully achieved re-certification to the Australian Forestry Standard. The Australian Forest Certification Scheme is recognised internationally by the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme (PEFC) – the world’s largest forest certification organ
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Workshop for three major organisations

The 2010 ATTA/ForestWorks/FIAPS workshop will be held in Hobart from 26-29 July. Like last year, the workshop program for 2010 has been combined with the ForestWorks and FIAPS annual conference so attendees will be able to get the most out of their time away from normal work schedules
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