Victoria

  • 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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  • Premier Andrews creates more uncertainty while Victoria burns

    Etiketter: Wood
    Victoria’s hardwood timber industry is demanding Premier Daniel Andrews immediately clarify comments this week in which he appeared to flag changes to his decision to close the state’s hardwood timber industry. / 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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  • 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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