Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ripple affect for Gunns workers nationally

The news that Gunns has gone into voluntary administration has ripple effects that extend well past Tasmania’s borders with workers and contractors in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia also feeling the sting. Sources: ABC South East SA, Australian Financial Review, ABC News
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HIA Report shows housing starts fell

At a morning function in Melbourne yesterday the HIA released the latest HIA Housing 100 Report stating the number of HOUSING 100 starts fell by 7.3% to 48,130 in 2011/12, their lowest level since 1996/97. Source: Timberbiz
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Wooden get any better informed

The Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood will be running a series of workshops and seminars in the coming months in Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz
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UK to have a central information point for wood

Wood for Good, the timber industry sustainability and promotion campaign, has announced the start of a collaborative research and development project: Wood First Plus! The aim of the project is to create a central point of information. Source: Builders Merchants News (UK)
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Malaysian timber show grows in size and stature

The MTC Global WoodMart (MGW) 2012 has enticed 110 exhibitors from as far away as Brazil, Canada, Chile, Finland, the UAE and Germany. Source: Borneo Post
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Green won’t budge on Forestry Tasmania restructure

Acting Tasmanian Premier Bryan Green said that the decision to restructure Forestry Tasmania was in the best interests of Tasmanian taxpayers and aimed at providing greater certainty for its workforce. Source: Timberbiz
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Woodworking as a relaxant

In Mildura, Victoria a group of locals is using wood as a way to relax and recover from their daily routines. They come from all walks of life from chemists and truck drivers to the local priest. Source: ABC Local
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US publishers join for sustainable forests

Four leaders of the North American publishing industry announced that they would partner with the North American-based PEFC member Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) to promote the growth of certification to preserve and protect forests. Source: Timberbiz
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PFSQ annual general meeting

The Private Forestry Service Queensland (PFSQ) annual general meeting will be held at the Woodworks Museum & Interpretive Centre, 8 Fraser Road, Gympie, Queensland, on 26 September. Source: Timberbiz
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Indonesia wants Australia to drop timber bill

Indonesia has amplified its call for Australia to drop attempts at imposing restrictions on timber imports. Denny Lesmana, First Secretary for Economic Affairs at Indonesia’s embassy in Canberra, said he lamented Australia’s refusal to postpone the landmark timber trade bill. Sources: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, BBC News, Australian Financial Review
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