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Great Southern appoints voluntary administrators

The Directors of Great Southern Limited and Great Southern Managers Australia Limited have appointed Martin Jones, Andrew Saker, Darren Weaver and James Stewart of Ferrier Hodgson as joint and several administrators of the two companies and the majority of their subsidiaries.
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Number of Australian wine producers tops 2300

The number of Australian wine producers continues to grow despite concerns of drought and over-supply that are impacting profitability in the industry. There are now 2320 wine-producing companies in Australia according to the 27th annual Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Dir
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Australia’s forest sector resilient in 2008, tougher times to come

Throughout 2008 Australia’s forest sector continued to perform strongly according to a new ABARE report released Wednesday.
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New machines, new heads and a new thinning concept

Three new machines and two new heads. Komatsu Forest is launching five unique world premieres at Elmia Wood 3-6 June 2009.
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Forest Protestors barking up the wrong tree

The Victorian Forest Harvesting and Cartage Council (VFHCC) have labelled a protest rally in Melbourne today to gain support for illegal blockades in East Gippsland as a cheap stunt trying to shift the focus of real environmental issues.
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AUSTimber message will be heard overseas

It's still a few years before AUSTimber2012, but the promotional work has already been on in earnest for some months.
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Foresters mooooving with the times to combat weeds

A visit to Lion Match Forestry’s Clifton estate in Mpumalanga, South Africa, led to a surprise meeting with their new weed control team.
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Composites attract

It's a cold, hard fact – hardwood is becoming harder to get in Australia.
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Volvo sets its sights on the forest industry

Felling and off-road transport are areas Volvo is now focusing on in order to offer a total machinery solution to the forest industry, according to Jukka Moisander, director, global forestry solutions at Volvo.
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