South Australian forest industries to branch out with stand-alone industry organisation

South Australian forest product industries’ decision to establish a standalone Association marks an important new phase in the sector’s state-focused policy advocacy, following five years of gains by the inaugural AFPA SA branch, Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) CEO Mr Ross Hampton announced today. Mr Hampton commended the SA forest industries on their commitment to […]

State and Federal Governments must resolve RFA uncertainty following Federal Court decision

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is calling on State and Federal Governments to urgently resolve the uncertainty over the future of Regional Forest Agreements, and sustainable native timber harvesting in Australia, created by today’s Federal Court decision. AFPA CEO Mr Ross Hampton said the livelihoods of tens of thousands of workers in Tasmania, Victoria, […]

Support for forest industries a key issue in Eden-Monaro by-election

The upcoming Eden-Monaro by-election will be strongly influenced by which candidate delivers the strongest and most positive approach for the forestry and forest products sector, according to the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Ross Hampton. Mr Hampton said that, as one of the biggest industries in the marginal electorate, the by-election […]

AFPA backs HIA Home Building Recovery Plan to kickstart CoVid-19 recovery

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has given its support to the Housing Industry Association’s (HIA) Home Building Recovery Plan released today which calls for a comprehensive stimulus package from all levels of government to encourage new housing construction. The Home Building Recovery Plan comes within days of the HIA’s latest forecast that over the […]

Australia needs to invest in bioenergy and the bioeconomy

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is urging the Federal Government to recognise the multiple long-term benefits of investing in renewable bioenergy and bioeconomy technologies and manufactured products in Australia, in a post CoVid-19 world economy, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction the Hon Angus Taylor’s release today of the ‘Technology Investment Roadmap Discussion Paper’ […]

Tasmanian forestry activists may kill someone with malicious ‘spiking’ of trees

Frightening reports that anti-forestry activists in Tasmania are booby-trapping trees scheduled for harvest by driving large metal spikes and bolts into them must be investigated and the perpetrators face the full force of the law, according to Australian Forest Products Association Chief Executive Ross Hampton. “Two different sawmills have received logs from the Wentworth Hills […]

AFPA backs property council’s big new housing boost

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has backed today’s Property Council of Australia’s (PCA) big and much needed seven-point plan to stimulate new housing to counter the devasting effects of the CoVid-19 pandemic on new construction demand. AFPA CEO Ross Hampton said, “The Federal Government has effectively saved hundreds, if not thousands of lives by […]

Government action welcomed on emissions reduction report

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction The Hon Angus Taylor’s release today of the ‘Report of the Expert Panel examining additional sources of low-cost abatement’ and the Government’s agreement to a series of recommendations made in that report. The Expert Panel, chaired by former Business Council of […]