Australia

  • Testing the water to shut town native timber in Victoria

    Etiketter: Forestry
    A market research company is visiting country towns in Victoria to test the water on the public’s reaction to shutting down the native timber industry. The most recent of several events was in Maryborough on Wednesday night. Others are understood to have taken place in Shepparton and Bendigo as well as various centres in Gipplsland. / Timberbiz
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  • RFA paper misrepresents native forestry says IFA

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The RFA modernisation paper understates the existing levels of protection for biodiversity in Victoria and misrepresents the role of the state’s native forest timber industry, according to the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA). / Timberbiz
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  • Timber construction to upskill workers

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Australian construction industry needs to focus more on industry skilling and the enabling of modern construction enterprise capability, a leading construction industry expert has warned. / Timberbiz
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  • Forestry Corp NSW acquires 2000 hectares of pine

    Etiketter: Wood
    More than 2000 hectares of southern pine plantations near Grafton are now in public hands, after Forestry Corporation of NSW bought the timber rights to plantations established under contract for a private company. General Manager of Forestry Corporation’s Softwood Plantations Division Mike Beardsell said the purchase delivered a long-term boost to timber production in the region. / Timberbiz
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  • Australian forest and wood products statistics

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Australia’s forestry industry continues to show signs of growth according to a new report released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARES). Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Senator Jonathon Duniam, said the report’s findings were great news for the country’s economy and particularly the regions. / Timberbiz
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  • Barriers prevent forestry accessing carbon credits

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Artificial barriers preventing forest industry businesses from accessing carbon credits through the Federal Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) means the fund isn’t realising its full potential according to Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Mr Ross Hampton. / Timberbiz
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  • Wood: The Ultimate Renewable campaign launch

    Etiketter: Forestry
    A new forestry advertising campaign with the logo, ‘Wood: The Ultimate Renewable’, is set to hit the screens, not just as a re-invigorated branding, but as a strategic reframing and an organising idea for the whole forestry sector. / Timberbiz
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  • Meet Australia’s new minister for forestry

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Senator Jonathan Duniam, the new assistant federal minister in charge of forestry, was a senior member of Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman’s staff during the development of the new Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement. Senator Duniam grew up in the north-west of Tasmania and went to university in Hobart before entering the public service. / Timberbiz
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  • New ministers for forestry announced

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Australia’s forest industries congratulate the new Minister for Agriculture, Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie and Assistant Minister with responsibility for Forestry and Fisheries, Tasmanian Senator Jonathon Duniam. / Timberbiz
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  • PEFC feedback required on Chain of Custody and Trademarks

    Etiketter: Forestry
    PEFC is inviting stakeholders globally to provide feedback on the revised PEFC Chain of Custody and PEFC Trademarks standards. These two international standards are entering the last stage of revision. / Timberbiz
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