Coalition offers best vision for forest industries

An analysis by the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) of the major Parties’ forest industry policy commitments has found that the Coalition has put forward the most comprehensive vision, with record investment that addresses many of the measures outlined in the sector’s Growth Plan. AFPA Chair Greg McCormack said this election campaign has been the […]

World Forestry Congress says sustainable timber production vital for climate goals

The United Nations’ World Forestry Congress has confirmed sustainable timber production is crucial to achieving the international climate and environmental goals needed this century, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Ross Hampton said today.   The recent World Forestry Congress Ministerial Call on Sustainable Wood confirmed that the:   Sustainable production […]

National forestry innovation institute to go ahead at University of Tasmania in Launceston

The University of Tasmania in Launceston will be home to a trailblazing new National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (NIFPI) that will position Australia as a world leader in timber and wood fibre R&D after the Federal Labor Party matched the Coalition’s $100 million pledge. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, […]

Young innovators advancing climate positive forest opportunities

Australia’s next generation of forest and forest product researchers and innovators have the chance to showcase their work, present to a global meeting of forest association CEOs and win a cash prize through the Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award for 2022/23. Launching the Australian section of the prestigious International Council of Forest Product Associations […]

Growth and innovation to help meet Australia’s future timber needs secured by AFPA

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has confirmed that Australia’s forest industries have been assured more than $300 million in new funding, including a new National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (NIFPI), new measures to boost the billion timber trees program and support for timber mill innovation to help tackle the nation’s timber shortages.   […]

Federal Labor must ensure that our sustainable pulp and paper manufacturing jobs are not driven offs…

As the major national industry group representing the pulp, paper, tissue and packaging sector, the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is insisting that an incoming Albanese Government not sacrifice these vital regional manufacturing jobs through blunt changes to the Emissions Reduction Fund Safeguard Mechanism.   Successive Labor and Coalition governments have recognised that Australia’s pulp, […]

Australia faces a critical housing timber shortage by 2050: FWPA report

Australia’s housing construction sector faces a critical timber shortage and our reliance on imported timber will double by 2050 if our nation falls short of the plan to plant an additional One Billion Production Trees, a new interim report by Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) has found.   The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) […]

Forest industries welcome trade and market access grants to drive timber and fibre innovation

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the Commonwealth’s $1.3 million Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) grant awarded to Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) as a further driver of innovation and to deliver diversification options for domestic and export use for forest industries, Chief Executive Officer of AFPA, Ross Hampton said […]