Victoria

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Too many possums & walkers for Victorian logging to continue

    Etiketter: Wood
    Uncertainty over the future of Victoria’s native forest industry has deepened as more sites of the official “critically endangered” Leadbeater’s Possum have been found, and negotiations continue over the East Gippsland forest set aside for industry where the Andrews Government designated a walking trail without telling VicForests. / Timberbiz
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  • Victorian bushfire update and Tasmanian stats on fire affected forests

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Bushfires now in Victoria and previously in Tasmania have had a devastating affect not only on forestry but also and more importantly livelihoods, livestock and lives with firefighters in Victoria currently building containment lines around fires burning east of Melbourne before “gusty and erratic” winds reach the area on Wednesday. / Timberbiz
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  • Forestry chief dumped from new Victorian Cabinet

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Former Victorian forestry chief, Philip Dalidakis, has been dumped from the new Victorian Labor Cabinet because half the ministers will be women. Mr Dalidakis, a former chief executive of the Victorian Forest Industries Association and a strong forestry supporter, was omitted from the new Cabinet announced this week. / Timberbiz
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  • Fire season nears in Australia – we should take heed

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Aborigines’ fire management skills should be integrated into Victoria’s fire-fighting planning to complement fuel reduction burning, according to the state’s forestry experts. / Timberbiz
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  • Concerted push for contract extensions

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has thrown its support behind its members’ drive to extend their contracts with VicForests, the state government’s commercial forestry arm. / Timberbiz
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