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First National Carpenters Day a great success

Hundreds of carpenters from around Australia, nine current serving soldiers in Afghanistan, and celebrity carpenter Tom Williams, celebrated Australia’s first ever National Carpenters Day on Tuesday, April 21.
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Industry throws support behind Queensland Safety Show

Three of Queensland's top industry associations have thrown their support behind the Queensland Safety Show.
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Sugar gum – the sweet taste of success in vineyard stakes

Sugar gum could become a viable alternative for posts used in vineyards, farms and horticulture, according to a new study funded by the Joint Venture Agroforestry Program (JVAP1).
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Survey shows understanding of forestry improving

Less than eight per cent of Tasmanians support illegal forest protests a new survey has shown.
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Bushfire inquiry undermined by forest industry exclusion

Victoria’s peak forestry body, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), was dumbfounded that it would not be allowed to appear before the Bushfire Royal Commission. Now, VAFI has called on the commissioner to explain and reverse his decision.
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Australasian Forest Genetics Conference

The second Australasian Forest Genetics Conference will be held in Perth Western Australia from 20th – 22nd April 2009 and is in conjunction with the Australasian Forestry Research Working Group 1 (Genetics) (RWG1 18th Meeting).
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Olive Industry Directory continues to grow

Since the 2006 inaugural edition, The Australian & New Zealand Olive Industry Directory has continued to grow, with the current fourth edition out now and available to purchase.
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FPC defers harvest of Chester coupe

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) will not harvest timber in Chester 01 coupe in season 2009.
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Association VBFB of WA Inc General Meeting

The next general meeting of the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades will be held on Sunday May 3, 2009 at the GS Knight Building 177 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont, Western Australia.
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