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“Popeye” plan protects Australia’s olive oil

Australia’s rapidly expanding olive industry has strengthened its protection against exotic plant pests and diseases with the launch of the new Olive Industry Biosecurity Plan at the Australian Olive Expo in Canberra last week.
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Pulp mill clarification legislation

Energy and Resources Minister, David Llewellyn, today introduced legislation to clarify the legal status of the Pulp Mill Approval Permit.
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Forestry Tasmania’s Stewardship Report

Forestry Tasmania’s 2008/09 investment of $330,000 in searching for wedge-tailed eagle nests had paid dividends, with the discovery of 51 new nests on state forest, Energy and Resources Minister David Llewellyn said last week.
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Much sought after timber goes under the hammer

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) is expecting a large crowd of wood enthusiasts and spirited interest from bidders who attend a log auction to be held in Harvey, WA next week.
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Tasmanian forestry company building a sustainable future

One of Tasmania’s leading forest harvesting companies, SFM Forest Products (SFM), has taken a step closer to providing a fully sustainable timber product with a move to gain Australian Forest Certification (AFS) with assistance from Forest Technical Services – the consulting arm of Fo
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Will your date show up?

If you have any event coming up in 2010 you wish to have considered for inclusion in the 2010 Australian Timberman Wall Planner, let us know!
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Could ‘Zero Harm’ be killing our people?

"Could Zero Harm be killing our people?" Yes, says veteran OHS expert Phillip Byard ahead of his October 29 address to The Safety Conference.
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Australian foresters let down by Government

The Institute of Foresters of Australia President, Dr Peter Volker, said that the forestry profession feels let down by the Australian Government not being represented at the World Forestry Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Committees maintain volunteer voices

In Victoria’s South West Area, CFA volunteers are working closely with newly established Municipal Fire Management Planning Committees (MFMPCs) to plan and manage fire across prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.
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