Media Releases

LOCAL SOLUTIONS NEEDED FOR WASTE EXPORT BAN

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) met the with Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management Trevor Evans yesterday to discuss the impacts of the waste export ban and how the industry can help keep Australia’s waste paper out of...

FOREST THINNING CAN REDUCE BUSHFIRE RISK – ACADEMICS

Leading forest and ecosystem scientists from the University of Melbourne have backed the scientific merit of forest thinning to reduce the risk and severity of bushfires in Australia, refuting the strident activist voices demanding Australia make no change to its fuel...

SUPPORT WELCOME FOR FORESTRY BUSINESSES

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) have welcomed the announcement by the Coalition government that it will provide an initial $100 million in emergency funding to be used for grants to help support farming businesses affected by the catastrophic...

SUPPORT FOR BUSHFIRE ROYAL COMMISSION

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the move by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that he will take a proposal to Cabinet to establish a royal commission into the current catastrophic bushfires. CEO of AFPA Ross Hampton said that the government...