Bunnings’ short-sighted decision will cost Aussie jobs and lead to environment-destroying impo…

Bunnings’s short-sighted decision to stop stocking timber sourced from Victoria’s sustainably managed native forests and produced by local timber mills, is a knee-jerk reaction to pander to extremist activist groups that will only lead to more imported timber from less sustainably managed forests overseas, Australian Forest Products Association CEO Ross Hampton said. “This decision puts […]

No panic needed on Australian toilet paper supplies

As nationwide restrictions on the limit of toilet paper customers are able to purchase are again imposed by the major supermarkets, the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) wants to provide assurance to the community that there is no need for panic-buying. Chief Executive of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Ross Hampton said, “The community […]

AFPA welcomes Woolworths’ commitment to Australian made fibre products

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed Woolworth’s announcement that the company’s new line of own-brand nappies will be Australian made, choosing to directly support fibre manufacturing jobs in Australia. According to media reports, Ontex Australia will now provide Woolworths with 185 million Australian manufactured nappies every year from their base in Eastern Creek […]

The best carbon outcome is for sustainably managed Australian forests

The Tasmanian Greens have again got it wrong, calling for the locking up of native forest that is sustainably managed for multiple benefits, in an article published today in the Hobart Mercury ‘Forestry decline helps Tasmania maintain carbon neutral record’. The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Ross Hampton has responded […]

Victorian minister in charge of forestry wrong on timber demand

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has called on the Victorian Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes to withdraw her comment in State Parliament that “COVID-19 has led to a drop in demand for native timber products”. The Chief Executive Officer of AFPA Ross Hampton said, “The Victorian Andrews Government has chosen to close down a […]

Australian consumers want Aussie paper bags

The Australian Forest Product Association (AFPA) has called on all Australian retailers to choose paper bags and packaging, the renewable and environmentally friendly solution, and help kickstart the Australian economy as we reopen after the pandemic. The call comes after media reports highlighting that new paper bags being offered by Woolworths as an alternative to […]

‘Buy Aussie Timber First’ to support Aussie manufacturing jobs

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is proud to launch a new campaign called ‘Buy Aussie Timber First’ which will communicate and promote the many benefits of using renewable, locally-made, timber framing products to build new Aussie homes. AFPA Chief Executive Ross Hampton said, “CoVid-19 has caused a significant forecast drop in new homes and […]

Queens Birthday honour for Australian forest leader

Forest industry icon Rob de Fegely has been honoured in today’s Queens Birthday Honours with a Member of the Order of Australia for: “Significant service to the forestry industry through business and advisory roles.” Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Ross Hampton said, “This honour is well deserved and will be […]