Australia

  • Better management needed by government to reduce bushfire risk

    Etiketter: Wood
    Pressure is mounting on State governments to better manage national parks through hazard reduction burning and selective logging, to avoid a repeat of the bushfire crisis sweeping the nation. Fires yesterday in extreme conditions continued to threaten areas in south eastern NSW, eastern Victoria and Kangaroo Island. And it has already been reported that the NSW government will consider stripping land management and hazard reduction responsibilities from “conservationist” environmental agencies. / Timberbiz
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  • Premier Andrews keeps forestry industry in the dark

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The peak industry bodies representing scores of businesses that employ thousands of men and women in the front line to be impacted by Premier Andrews’ poor policy announcement to shut down Victoria’s native timber industry are seriously questioning the government’s commitment to engage with industry. / Timberbiz
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  • NSW state funding of $20m for softwood roadworks

    Etiketter: Wood
    A $20.35 million road funding grant applied for by the Softwoods Working Group (SWG) under the NSW Government’s Growing Local Economies Program has been successful. SWG Chair Peter Crowe said the grant was tremendous news for the regional economy. / Timberbiz
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  • Federal Labor at odds with Victorian Labor on forestry

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Federal Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Resources Joel Fitzgibbon has strongly backed Victoria’s native forest industries as sustainable, this is at odds with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews who plans to shut it down. / Timberbiz
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  • Jubilee at the Green Triangle Timber industry Awards

    Etiketter: Wood
    OneFortyOne’s Jubilee Sawmill has been recognised for its commitment to the timber industry with the Supreme Timber Industry Award at the Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards (GTTIA). / Timberbiz
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  • Victorian opposition opens community consultation in Gippsland

    Etiketter: Wood
    Young people in Gippsland came together last week for a regional symposium on the future of our forests. Organised by Shadow Assistant Minister for Public Land and The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath, the day was an opportunity for young Gippslanders to have their say on the future management of the state forests. / Timberbiz
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  • Vic Government cancels community consultation on code for timber

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The Victorian State Government has cancelled its community consultation process into reforms to the code of practice for timber production. State Environment Minister Lily D’Ambosio took the odd step of announcing the community engagement on the code through a release on Twitter. / Timberbiz
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  • Slowdown in woodchips impacts the Green Triangle

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    A predicted slowdown in the export woodchip market is having an impact on the Green Triangle economy with reports of lay-offs and cuts in operating hours in harvesting and haulage sectors. / Timberbiz
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  • IPCC report relies on forestry for change

    Etiketter: Forestry
    An intergovernmental report on climate change released late last week highlights the need for a whole-of-landscape approach to tackling climate change, and the vital role the agriculture and forestry sector can play in reducing emissions and storing carbon, according to Climate Proofing Australia (CPA). / Timberbiz
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  • 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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