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Forest and Wood Products Australia LTD seek Non-executive directors

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is seeking to appoint at least three non-executive directors to its skills-based Board. FWPA is an unlisted public company (limited by guarantee) that provides national, integrated promotion, research and development services for the Australian forest and wood products industry.      Read More . . .

Shape the Future of Australia's Forest Industry

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
The Forest Industry Advisory Council (FIAC), launched Meeting Future Market Demand - Australia's forest products and forest industry strategic directions issues paper. The issues paper explores a range of challenges and opportunities for Australia's forest industry and invites contributions from stakeholders on the way forward. Australia's forest products and forest industry have an important role to play in a more prosperous and sustainable future for all Australians.    Read More . . .

CHH Investing in $13.5M Upgrade

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Carter Holt Harvey Ltd. is planning to spend more than AU$13.5M on upgrading its Jubilee Highway green mill in south-east South Australia to allow it to better compete with imports from overseas shippers, according to a report by ABC News. The company will install a new log feeder and curve saw to optimize the mill's use of logs, the report said.    Read More . . .

KMPG Review into Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

On 1 December 2014, the Australian Government announced an independent review into the impact of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012 on small business (<$10 million annual turnover).

The AFA has since taken an active role in understanding the matter, and representing our Members at meetings regarding this important review.
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Establishing the Comparative Durability of African Mahogany (Khaya Senegalensis) in Weather Exposed Above-Ground Applications

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

AFA members who work with timber products may be interested to read about research reports of the results from the first year of ongoing research into the natural above-ground durability of plantation grown African mahogany (Khaya senegalensis). The study is through the Queensland Government’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.    Read More . . .

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