Australia

  • Australian mills continue to operate while NZ mills shutdown

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    Australia’s timber mills are continuing to operate during the COVID-19 lockdown as normal and will do so until ordered otherwise. Building sites have been already been deemed essential activities by the Federal Government, spared from the tight restrictions placed on restaurants, pubs, clubs, cinemas and other non-essential businesses. / Timberbiz
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  • Government urged to recognise forest product industries as essential

    Etiketter: Forestry
    State and federal governments have been urged to recognise the essential services provided by Australia’s forest product industries, as they consider further restrictions to contain CoVid-19. / Timberbiz
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  • Timber Offsite conference, DesignBUILD and AWISA exhibitions postponed

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Timber Offsite Construction 2020 Conference has been postponed until later in the year because of COVID-19 as has DesignBUILD and the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association’s (AWISA) exhibition planned for 1-4 July in Sydney. / Timberbiz
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  • Royal Commission open for business – have your say

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has begun receiving public submissions. Individuals, organisations, community groups and the broader community can make a submission about the 2019-20 bushfire season by telephone or online. / Timberbiz
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  • AS1684.2: Australian Residential Timber Framed Construction Seminar

    Etiketter: Wood
    Understanding and using Australia’s Timber Framing Code correctly is an ongoing challenge for many building professionals. Site visits and inspections regularly uncover poor practice which can open up a litany of legal issues. This practical training workshop delivered by the timber framing experts is an opportunity to ensure the interpretation and practice of AS1684.2 meets required standards. / Timberbiz
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  • Vic Govt to shield Australian Paper from ban on native logging

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Victorian taxpayers will pay $200 million to the privately-owned Australian Paper in Maryvale to try to shield workers from a state ban on native forest logging, according to the Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne. / Timberbiz
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  • Vic Government looks to off-load Heyfield mill

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The Victorian Government is in talks to sell its $61 million share in the Heyfield mill in Gippsland. The State Government bought a minority share in the privately-owned Heyfield mill in 2017 after the then-owner threatened to close its doors. / Timberbiz
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  • Timber analysis: Victoria is under siege

    Etiketter: Wood
    There is now no denying it. The Victorian timber industry is under siege from all fronts. Even VicForests seems to have turned against it. / Timber News
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  • KIPT unfairly targeted by Kangaroo Island Mayor on Landline program

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Kangaroo Island Plantation Timber’s (KIPT) managing director John Sergeant is disappointed that the island’s mayor Michael Pengilly is criticizing the timber industry rather than working with it to create that future. Mr Sergeant was commenting on an item on the ABC’s Landline program at the weekend where Mr Pengilly said that he could find “99% of the island’s population who don’t want forestry here” and repeated his claims that the plantations were to blame for the ferocity of the recent fires. / Timberbiz
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  • Forest contractors shouldering the load in bushfire fighting

    Etiketter: Forestry
    South Buchan logging contractor Reece Reynolds has been putting in 11-hour days to help contain the fires which continue to threaten East Gippsland. He is one of many forestry contractors who have put their machines to work around the clock in the effort to clear roads, remove hazardous trees and black out smouldering fires. / Timberbiz
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