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Local government candidates support forestry

Local government candidates running for seats within the Shires of Murrindindi and Yarra Ranges have supported sustainable timber harvesting and denounced illegal forest protests, said Friends of Forestry. Source: Timberbiz
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Mining in the forest not a problem says Tasmanian government

The Tasmanian State Government denied its stance on mining in the Tarkine contradicts its forest policy. The Premier said Tasmania was already considered the national park of Australia, and she did not support a blanket heritage listing to stop new mines in the Tarkine region. Source: Yahoo 7 News
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Tassie sawmillers buyout by government

Federal taxpayers will immediately begin funding at least $ 15 million to buy out Tasmanian sawmillers in a final attempt to secure a lasting forest peace deal in the state. The move was backed in an “interim agreement” between forest industry and green groups. Source: The Australian

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Carter Holt Harvey at logger heads with SA Government

South Australia’s Opposition said that 1000 jobs are at risk after a warning by New Zealand timber company Carter Holt Harvey that its Mount Gambier mill facilities cannot continue incurring losses. The company said it would close its four operations in Mt Gambier and Nangwarry if a new contract with Forestry SA was not struck. Source: ABC News, Adelaide Now
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UK industry has support from government

Some of the biggest names in the UK timber sector have pledged widespread support for the Government’s Independent Panel on Forestry Report. Source: Lesprom

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EIA petitions US government on illegal logging

The non-profit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has formally petitioned the US Government to take action under the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement to investigate and verify the legal origin of shipments from at least two Peruvian companies and to audit dozens more. Source: Timberman

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EIA petitions US government on illegal logging

The non-profit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has formally petitioned the US Government to take action under the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement to investigate and verify the legal origin of shipments from at least two Peruvian companies and to audit dozens more. Source: Timberman
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Cuts to forest rotations denied by Government

The Minister for Forests says the South Australian Government has not said it will slash forest rotations in the south-east.
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Queensland Government fails flood-hit businesses

The CEO of peak industry body Timber Queensland has blamed the Queensland Government for failing to provide adequate support for flood-hit businesses in the state.
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