Monthly Archives: June 2013

Timber industry to lift with housing demand

The Australian timber industry expects a better housing market, both here and in the US, will boost global demand for timber. Source: ABC Rural
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New category in Sustainability Awards

The Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards celebrate efficient use of water, resources and energy, better waste management and recycling practices, the enhancement of the environment and effective, practical community action. Source: Timberbiz
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WOW, another timber company closes

A two-year-old Victorian business specialising in timber floors for residential buildings has collapsed. Source: Smartcompany
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Indonesia’s 8000 fires are too much

An environmental think-tank said the Indonesian government could have done more to prevent the 8000 fires burning across the country. Source: Australia Network News
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AFPA concerns about Whittakers and Boral

Whittakers Timber Products almost halved its 100 strong workforce, while Boral is restructuring its timber business and The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is concerned at the loss of Australian jobs. Source: ABC South West WA, 4-Traders, Timberbiz
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China and Russia investment in Siberian timber

China and Russia’s sovereign wealth funds are making their first joint investment – in a Siberian timber company – as part of a push to increase commercial ties between the Russian far-east and fast-growing countries in Asia. Source: The Financial Times
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Traralgon Business Is Different Now workshop

Another in the series of highly informative “Business is Different Now” workshops conducted by the Australian Forest Contractors Association is to be held in Traralgon on 4 July. Source: Timberbiz
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Forest deal faces another hurdle

The centrepiece of Tasmania’s forest peace deal, a 120,000ha extension to the state’s world heritage area, is in doubt because of concerns by the World Heritage Committee. Source: The Australian
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Tasmanian forestry money, for nothing

The Federal Government is under pressure to say how it will hand out Tasmania’s $ 100 million regional development fund. Source: ABC News
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NZ seeks Chinese investors for new sawmill

The New Zealand timber industry is seeking Chinese investors to back a major sawmill project in the central North Island. Sources: Stuff Co NZ, Manufacturers’ Monthly
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