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Forest contractors paid to leave seek to return

The Federal Government said that some Tasmanian forest contractors who have received a grant to leave the industry want to return. Source: ABC News
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FSC Australia invests $1.3m to reach consensus on forest management

Forest Stewardship Council Australia (FSC Australia) has taken a step closer to launching an FSC Australia – Forest Stewardship Standard by revealing a first draft of new guidelines to members. Source: Timberbiz
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Forest wars over Tasmania reignite

Environment groups will step up their “forest war” campaign to preserve Tasmania’s existing World Heritage area boundaries, following a rejection of the federal government’s ambitions to have them withdrawn. Source: The Australian
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State Governments all back national forest products innovation institute

In a remarkable display of national unity all six state Governments have thrown their weight behind the Australian Forest Products Association’s (AFPA) push for a National Institute for Forest Products Innovation Source: Timberbiz
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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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New Forest buys Gunns plantations says no to pulp mill

The new owner of vast tree plantations previously held by failed timber company Gunns Ltd will focus on exporting the resource as woodchips and is sceptical about prospects for a pulp mill in Tasmania. Sources: The Australian, ABC News
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AFS is opening markets for Tasmanian AKS Forest Solutions

Certification to the Australian Forestry Standard is opening markets for a northern Tasmanian forest company. Source: ABC News
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Forest research plan by FWPA

Plans to revive Australia’s forest products research have been outlined at a national forestry investment conference. Sources: ABC Rural, Timberbiz
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New Tasmanian government forest plans

The new Tasmanian Government expects to detail plans for the state’s forest industry as early as next week. Source: ABC News
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Mirvac in $50 forest sale

A fund managed by Mirvac is readying to sell 20,000ha of forestry land to New Forests Group for more than $ 50 million. Source: The Australian
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