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  • New association formed to fight Victorian Government native forest decision

    Etiketter: Wood
    All Victoria’s processors of hardwood timber have formed a new association to fight the Victorian State Government’s decision to shut the native forest industry. The Victorian Hardwood Sawmillers Association maintains the decision will lead to huge job losses and damage or decimate the regional communities that depend on the industry. / Timberbiz
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  • Independent report on illegal logging regulations

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Independent report on illegal logging regulations. The Australian Government has released the independent review into the impact of illegal logging regulations on Australian businesses. / Timber Biz
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  • Government warns Lapoinya protestors

    Etiketter: Politics & Finance
    Senator Richard Colbeck said comments by protesters at Lapoinya that their goal was to “get close enough to shut it down”. / Timberbiz
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  • Govt to cancel relaxation on timber certification policy

    Etiketter: Wood
    The government is set to cancel its plan to relax certification requirements for downstream timber products. Previously, the Trade Ministry stated that small and medium enterprises should be allowed to export their timber products without meeting the criteria of the timber legality verification system (SVLK) as part of the ministry's new policies on deregulation. / The Jakarta Post
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  • Third round of funds under SE Forestry program

    Etiketter: Wood
    The South Australian Government said a failure of companies to meet selection criteria means a third round of applications for funds under the South-East Forestry Partnerships Program will open in March. / Timberbiz
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  • Agroforestry gets grant

    Etiketter: Wood
    A project to help farmers increase returns using trees has funding as part of the Australian Government’s Innovation Grants. / Timberbiz
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  • NZ government knocks back funding for hardwood

    Etiketter: Wood
    Arsenic in the soil from thousands of tanalised pine posts led to the search for an alternative. It has taken 10 years, but the group formed to undertake the research and grow the wood, the New Zealand Dryland Forests Initiative, has reached a crucial stage. / Timberbiz
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  • Zambia suspends timber licences to protect forests

    The Zambian government has suspended all timber licences to protect the depleting forests around the country. Meanwhile, Parliament heard that more than 25 million trees equivalent to 20,000 hectares will be planted during the 2012/2013 tree planting season to help address depleting forests. / Timberbiz
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  • Domestic sawlog prices in Russia have gone up 25% in three years

    Log costs for Russian sawmills did not fall as the Russian government intended when it implemented a 25 percent log export tariff in 2008. Instead, sawlog prices have increased by 24 percent the past three years and the supply of logs has been tight in 2012, as reported by the Wood Resource Quarterly. Read the full article by making a subscription. / Wood Resource Quarterly
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