Taking the N out of NIMBY (Updated 2021)

How can it be an environmentally, or indeed ethically, defensible position to cross our arms and simply import greater and greater volumes of product from far-flung corners of the globe because we aren’t growing sufficient of our own timber on shore? With our climate, land, well-trained people, advanced infrastructure, established operations and great tree breeds, […]

TV Campaign launched to thank timber workers for bushfire work

Employers, industry groups and the CFMEU have co-funded a TV advertisement to thank workers in the timber industry who performed and are performing vital work to protect homes and lives during the recent and current bushfires. The commercial features stunning footage taken by a forestry worker as he and his workmates cleared a containment line […]

AFPA Chairman’s Address to Industry Dinner

AFPA Chairman Greg McCormack addressed the Industry Dinner hosted by AFPA in Canberra last night. The transcript of the speech is available here.     Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Ruston, also addressed the dinner, and reiterated her support and enthusiasm for the industry.

The Forestry Carbon Cycle

Senator Ricky Muir, the Victorian Senator representing the Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party in Federal Parliament, is the voice of a new video praising the renewable virtues of Australia’s sustainable forest industry operations. ‘The Forestry Carbon Cycle’ explains in simple terms the positive role the industry plays in the carbon cycle. The video reveals that while […]