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Forestry industry backs safety findings

Forest owners in New Zealand say the independent panel investigating the industry’s appalling accident record has identified one of the big obstacles to improving safety standards. Source: Radio New Zealand
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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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WA sandalwood industry in for shake up

WA’s sandalwood industry is set for a big shake up amid fears illegal harvesting is pushing the fragile resources towards extinction. Source: The West Australian
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AFCA says industry under resourced

Colin McCulloch chief executive officer of the Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) said that he didn’t think he had seen the industry as busy but as under resourced. Source: Timberbiz
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Industry signatories want Tas timber agreement to stay

The timber industry will enter talks with the incoming Tasmanian Liberal government to devise a new strategy for the sector. Source: The Australian
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NZ Greens back timber industry

The Green Party in New Zealand says it will offer a NZ$ 1 million prize for the first company to build a 10-storey structural timber building in New Zealand. Source: Fairfax NZ News, Stuff.co.nz
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SA roadmap for timber industry needs support

A regional timber union boss has called for bipartisan support for government investment into the forestry sector following the release of a ground-breaking draft roadmap. Source: The Border Watch
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Simpler rules for timber industry

According to the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) creating simpler rules for the timber industry will make it easier to enforce. Source: ABC News
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