Monthly Archives: July 2013

200 000 Australians await forest industry policies

With possibly just weeks until Australia goes to the polls, the 200,000 Australian voters who, directly or indirectly, rely for their livelihood on forestry, wood and paper products are still waiting to hear from the major parties. Source: Timberbiz
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Forest Industry launches marginal seats campaign

The Australian Forest Products Association has launched a marginal and forestry seats campaign to bring forest policy to the fore in the coming federal election. Source: Timberbiz
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Labor punts its future and Tassie’s economy on just six days

Recycled Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is treating Tasmanians like mugs – asking them to believe the government has done its homework on 400 applications for forest shutdown funding in just six days. Source: Timberbiz
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More federal funding to help bed down forestry peace deal

The Federal Government is spending another $ 2 million to build community support for the forest peace deal. Source: ABC News
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Farm forestry dinners learning events

Annual farm forestry dinners are an opportunity for private forest owners and others to meet and share experiences as well as to learn about topical issues. Source: Timberbiz

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Government greed hits timber industry

Peak industry body Timber Queensland said the unfortunate circumstances that triggered Toowoomba based NK Collins Industries to call in administrators after 65 years of operation could also cause other sawmillers to follow suit. Source: Timberbiz
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A serious look at future for forestry and wood products

Two internationally recognised speakers will head the team of high profile Pacific Rim, Australian and New Zealand speakers and panelists DANA 2013. Source: Timberbiz
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Taking a stand on standards

Standards New Zealand has initiated a project to determine whether New Zealand should adopt the Australian Standard on sustainable forest management (AS 4708). Source: Timberbiz
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Timberlink granted $7.8 million

Timberlink Australia Pty Ltd (“Timberlink”) and New Forests Pty Ltd (“New Forests”) welcomed a $ 7.8 million grant to Timberlink by the South Australia Minister for Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade, Tom Kenyon. Sources: Timberbiz, ABC News
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How to fight European forest fires

Every year there are devastating forest fires in Europe, destroying thousands of hectares of forests. The South European countries are at higher risk, but no European country is immune. Source: Europa
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