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New Zealand government invests $2.5 million in forestry

The New Zealand Government is investing NZ$ 2.5 million over a maximum of five years to support research that will increase the productivity of the forestry industry. Source: Timberbiz, Lesprom, Radio New Zealand
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Mount Gambier benefits from government package

A Mount Gambier sawmilling operation has employed 18 new staff as the flow-on effects from the State Government’s $ 27m timber restructure package start to trickle through the sector. Source: The Border Watch
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Mallee tree harvest halted by poor government

Keith Wilson runs a sheep and wheat farm in the heart of the wheatbelt of Western Australia. He planted more than 700,000 mallee trees in the hope of selling them to the State Government for electricity generation. Source: ABC News
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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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Government bans use of Chinese machines in Africa

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management has banned the use AMEC machines in state owned plantations. Source: All Africa
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State government fails to meet timber commitments

The forestry industry has accused the state government of failing to meet its commitments to timber supply and backed the recommendation of a parliamentary inquiry that national parks be opened up for logging. Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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Queensland government ignores climate change in strategy paper

Farmers have accused the Queensland State Government of ignoring the impact of climate change on farms in a draft strategy paper on how to double agriculture by 2040. Source: The Australian
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Government gives $8m for timber verification

The Australian Government will intensify its efforts to combat illegal logging, providing $ 8 million to promote timber legality verification in the Asia-Pacific region through the Illegal logging: Regional Capacity Building Partnership. Source: Timberbiz
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Tax mistake makes NZ government $127m richer

Call it a $ 127.5 million tax mistake that can’t be undone. Bank of New Zealand and other secured creditors in two collapsed forestry companies can’t reclaim $ 127.5m that was paid to Inland Revenue by a partnership owned by the companies, the Supreme Court has ruled. Source: Business Day, Stuff
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Canadian government backs timber industry

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is asking the federal government to use Budget 2013 to continue to build on the existing momentum of innovation and transformation in the job-rich forest sector. Source: Sacramento Bee
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