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Colbeck reassures forestry at ABARES conference

Australia, forestry

Australia’s Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Senator Richard Colbeck has assured the industry that the outlook for the forest, seafood and horticulture sectors is bright despite clear risks, with continued growth in Australia and overseas providing new markets and opportunities. That was the key message delivered to …

Authorities warn devastating Victoria bushfires could get worse

Australia, forestry

Bushfires now in Victoria and previously in Tasmania have had a devastating affect not only on forestry, but also and more importantly livelihoods, livestock and lives with firefighters in Victoria currently building containment lines around fires burning east of Melbourne before “gusty and erratic” winds reach the area on …

Australia’s South West selected for pilot forestry hub

forestry, Australia

The South West was selected as one of four pilot Regional Forestry Hubs being rolled out across Australia with $12.5 million (SGD 12 million) of funding announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week. Forrest MP Nola Marino welcomed the announcement and said the South West’s Regional Forestry Hub had been welcomed by the industry as …

Australia’s forest area sees progressive increase: report

Australia, forestry

Australia’s State of the Forests 2018 report has found that clear felling only makes up for nine per cent of native forest harvesting. Released this week, the five-yearly report says that Australia’s forest area has progressively increased since 2018 despite some forestry loss. According to the report, clear felling, including …