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No more government money for Forestry Tasmania

Tasmanian State Resources Minister Paul Harriss said that Forestry Tasmania would not receive any taxpayer subsidies in the new financial year. Source: The Examiner
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Downward trend in Australian wood chip exports broken

The Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ) reported that the downward trend in Australian wood chip exports was broken in 2013 thanks to increased chip demand from Chinese pulp mills. Sources: Wood Resource Quarterly, Infolink
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Timber products exported without chemicals

New Zealand’s Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew welcomed the expansion of a trial, which has successfully exported timber products to Australia without chemical treatment. Sources: Timberbiz, Scoop

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Next Gen timber engineers to be inspired by Canada’s WCTE

In August 2014, a group of engineering students accompanied by recent graduates on the Young Timber Engineers Study Tour will travel to the World Conference on Timber Engineering in Canada. Source: Timberbiz
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A tight budget still needs to back our national future

On May 13 we will finally know just how tight the belt is being pulled around the national waistline. Certainly we must live within our means. Source: Ross Hampton, CEO Australian Forest Products Association
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Popular Science article says wood is the most advanced building material

The most advanced building material is wood Building Material is Wood according to Clay Risen in the March 2014 issue of Popular Science magazine. Source: The Calaveras Enterprise
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Forest contractors call for government to alter industry exits

Forest contractors are calling on government to alter an industry exit package so businesses can buy back into plantation work. Source: ABC Rural
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Forestry industry review under union scrutiny

Unions are accusing the New Zealand Minister of Labour of taking the teeth out of a promised review of New Zealand’s most deadly industry, forestry. Sources: Radio New Zealand, ONE News
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Government intervention to save NZ industry

Government intervention is the only way to save the timber industry according to New Zealand political party NZ First. Sources: NZ News Wire, Yahoo 7 News

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Replanting must be addressed

New Zealand log exports have nearly doubled in the past year but some in the industry are concerned a lack of replanting is threatening the industry’s future. Sources: Fairfax NZ News, Stuff.co.nz

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