Monthly Archives: June 2012

Timber town Glenreagh celebrates

The Glenreagh Timber Festival in northern New South Wales has an unashamed focus on all things to do with wood. Source: Timberbiz, The Coffs Harbour News
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New online tool to determine legal timber

The World Resources Institute (WRI) has announced the launch of the Forest Legality Risk Information Tool, an open-access global information website designed to assist purchasers of forest products in securing fiber from legal sources. Source: Sustainable Forestry Initiative

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Canadian mill – largest single line sawmill to service Australia

A Vancouver-based manufacturer of wood products has an ambitious plan to operate the largest single line sawmill on the coast of British Columbia. Source: Journal of Commerce
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NSW student of the year is in forestry

Forests NSW Grafton-based supervising forestry officer (SFO) Matt Beetson has been named North Coast TAFE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year. Source: Timberbiz
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Canada hunting timber trade in Pacific

Canada has stepped into negotiations to reach a Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) aimed at reaching a free trade agreement with a group of markets including Australia. Source: Timberbiz
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Ta Ann scales down for peace

Veneer processor Ta Ann Tasmania is considering overhauling its operations to help the forest peace talks. Source: ABC News
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Fox supports Gunns to sort Tasmanian troubles

Lindsay Fox of Fox Transport has weighed into the argument on Tasmania’s forestry future says the Tasmania could reach depression-era levels of unemployment if project such as the Gunns pulp mill don’t go ahead. Source: AAP, Nine MSN, Tasmanian Times, ABC News

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ATFA Flooring & Finishes seminar

Flooring & Finishes with the Australian Timber Flooring Association (AFTA) have announced the inaugural AFTA Business and Industry Seminar Series, which will be held 20 July at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Source: Timberbiz

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Earth summits disrupts Tassie summit

Negotiations concerning native forest logging in Tasmania have been delayed, in part to allow some peace deal signatories to attend an Earth Summit in Brazil. Source: ABC News

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Turning over a new Leaf for forest crime

Project Leaf, an initiative by Interpol and the United Nations (UN) to tackle global forest crime will target criminals involved in illegal logging and timber trafficking. Source: BBC News, Wood & Panel Europe
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