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  • New Mill a Boost for South Gippsland

    The peak body for the forest, fibre, and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has welcomed the opening of the new Radial Timber Mill at Yarram, South Gippsland. Tim Johnston, CEO of VAFI, said the state-of-the-art mill, officially opened today by The Hon Darren Chester MP,

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  • Statement on comments by Deputy Prime Minister

    VAFI welcomes measures that support the Heyfield mill and the future of its employees, and remains committed to solutions that deliver long-term security and certainty for the forest, fibre and wood products industry. The industry take the conservation of threatened species, including the Leadbeater’s Possum very seriously. Industry has been

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  • Statement on Australian Sustainable Hardwoods

    I am disappointed that a solution could not be reached between ASH and the government that would secure the mill’s long term timber supply, and therefore, the long-term future of the mill. We will continue to strongly support ASH, their workers, and their future in Heyfield. Whilst I note the

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