Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ernslaw One won’t pay overloading

The police’s commercial heavy vehicle unit is encouraging other businesses to follow the lead of one of the country’s biggest forestry exporters, which is refusing to pay for overweight truck loads delivered to its processing bases. Source: Voxy
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The EU’s ‘voluntary’ coercion

The EU is stalling on a timber legality agreement with Indonesia. Indonesia should consider economic retaliation. Indonesia’s forestry officials are wondering why the EU has stalled a complex, multi-year program that enables Indonesian wood and paper producers to demonstrate that their products are legal. Source: The Jakarta Post (External link)
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Timber company cuts 70 jobs

Carter Holt Harvey has informed staff it plans to cut around 70 jobs in Rotorua and Tokoroa before Christmas. Union members are meeting today to discuss the proposals. Source: Otago Daily Times
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More aggressive approach needed to survive

The younger generation of timber players must continually strive to develop innovative and sophisticated timber-based products in order to thrive in the market that has grown very competitive of late. Source: Timberbiz
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Timber Queensland backs logging legislation

Industry body Timber Queensland has welcomed the illegal logging legislation passed by the Senate on November 19 as a significant step in addressing illegal
imports. Source: Timberbiz
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Axe falls on Carter Holt Harvey staff

Carter Holt Harvey has followed through on a threat to close south-east mills in South Australia after a dispute with the SA Government. Source: ABC News
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Farm Forestry Stakeholder Forum

An invitation has been issued to participate in a Stakeholder Forum on the Victorian Farm Forestry Industry Action Plan. The forum will be held December 4 at 9.45 for a 10am-3pm session at 1 Spring Street, Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz
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VicForests settles with environmental groups

An out-of-court settlement between VicForests and environmental groups has ensured protection of nine nationally significant rainforest sites in East Gippsland. Source: The Age
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OH&S safety accord welcomed

An enthusiastic reception greeted the launch of the newly formed Forest Industry Safety Accord. Source: Institute of Occupational Health and Safety UK
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The human toll of Tasmanian turmoil

When the Brill family paid their last debt this year following Forest Enterprises Australia’s 2010 collapse, Jillene Brill decided it was time to retire. She’d had enough of the long hours. Source: The Examiner
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