Victoria

  • 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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  • Friday Analysis: Buy Australian Timber could be difficult in Victoria, not as difficult as being a minister

    Etiketter: Wood
    Some great news for the timber industry in general this week has been tempered by the bad news still coming out of East Gippsland. The Buy Australian Timber First campaign sees a much-welcomed united push from all the big operators – AKD, Boral, Hyne, OneFortyOne, Timberlink and Wespine – towards increasing the use of timber in the building industry. In a joint letter to industry partners, the group says the collective industry could face some of the toughest business conditions ever seen. / Timberbiz
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  • Victorian MPs fighting to overturn Federal Court decision on native forestry

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Victorian Federal Coalition MPs are seeking a meeting this week with the Environment Minister, Sussan Ley, urging her to override a Federal Court decision that threatens the future of the native forestry industry. / Timberbiz
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  • Liberals’ Gary Blackwood calls for forestry protesters to be fined

    Etiketter: Wood
    Shadow Assistant Minister for Forestry, Gary Blackwood, is calling on Victoria’s Police Minister Lisa Neville to confirm if forestry protesters will be fined under strict COVID-19 Stay-at-Home directions. / Timberbiz
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  • East Gippsland to feel the most economic pain

    Etiketter: Wood
    The State Government in Victoria has been slammed following a report that indicates East Gippsland – because of the bushfires and Covid-19 – will be the hardest hit region economically in the coronavirus fallout. The State Opposition says the report highlights the need to retain the native timber industry in East Gippsland. / Timberbiz
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  • More support for native forestry industry in Victoria

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has come out in support for Victoria’s native forest industry. The party’s representative in the Legislative Council Jeff Bourman said that in light of the destruction caused by the effective shutdown of the economy responding to the current pandemic, it’s illogical and irresponsible to continue with killing off the native timber industry. / Timberbiz
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  • Analysis: NSW does it right with a new department, Victoria still wracked by uncertainty

    Etiketter: Forestry
    This week marked the official end to the most devastating bush fire season in New South Wales’ history. Nationally the fire season, which is still in force in Victoria and South Australia, was unprecedented in terms of conditions experienced, the loss of lives and property, and the threat to communities. / Timberbiz
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  • Timber industry associations call for urgent action from Andrews

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Victorian Government must urgently intervene to save the Victoria’s native timber industry and the thousands of jobs it supports, industry peak bodies urged. The recent court decision to extend an injunction preventing timber harvesting in 13 coupes, is the latest setback for the industry, which was already reeling from the bushfires. / 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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