Victoria

  • 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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  • 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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