Monthly Archives: April 2013

Will the Canandian agreement stand test of time?

Back before the oil sands became the environmental movement’s preferred symbol of Canadian delinquency, sparking Greenpeace demonstrations at our embassies in Europe and arrests outside the White House, it was our forest industry that got all the bad press abroad. Source: The Globe and Mail
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Tree change review by TCA and AFPA

Greater use of timber and wood products from sustainably managed forests represent an enormous opportunity for Australia to wean itself off a diet of steel and concrete. Source: Timberbiz
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China keen for more NZ forests

China Forestry Group New Zealand, a subsidiary of state-owned China Forest Group Corp, is keen on mopping up more local forests after buying a chunk of estates from the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. Source: Business Spectator
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New forestry board meets in Mount Gambier

A new look forestry board met for the first time in Mount Gambier yesterday and is expected to drive strategic advice and recommendations for the future of the $ 1b-plus sector. Source: The Border Watch
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Canadians use social media to recruit students

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has successfully used social media to recruit deserving students to work this summer at leading forest products companies. Source: Newswire CNW
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Burke bungled World Heritage nomination says Colbeck

According to Senator Richard Colbeck, the Environment Minister Tony Burke has bungled the World Heritage nomination of 170,000 hectares of forest he bulldozed past Tasmanians in February. Source: Timberbiz
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Carbon price fall in EU makes Australian companies nervous

The fall in Europe’s carbon price has further dented the confidence of Australian companies working to either offset or reduce the country’s emissions. Source: ABC News
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Bombala mill on schedule for November

Tasco, owners of a major timber mill development at Bombala in south east New South Wales, said construction was on track to begin processing logs in November 2012. Sources: ABC News, ABC South East NSW

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Tree clearing farmers could start Queensland forest wars

Farmers say they can be trusted not to go overboard if tree-clearing laws are relaxed in Queensland. Source: The Australian
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Markets For Change report anti-bioenergy

According to Markets For Change there is significant risk in establishing native forest-based bioenergy projects to substitute for Australia’s ailing woodchip export trade, including adverse climate impacts, according to a new report by environment group Markets For Change.
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