Media Releases

Media release – Victorian RFAs extension welcome but longer-term certainty needed

The peak associations representing Victoria’s sustainably managed timber industry have cautiously welcomed today’s Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) announcement, but say that much more needs to be done to secure the long-term future for the thousands of Victorian jobs dependent on secure resource supply. [imic_button colour=”btn-success” type=”enabled” link=”../wp-content/uploads/2018/03/180323-Media-Release-VAFI-urges-finalisation-of-agreements-as-RFA-deadlines-approach.pdf” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-sm”]Download Read more…

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Media statement – Federal Court case

Last November, the group Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum (FLBP) brought action in the Federal Court arguing that as the five yearly review of the RFA covering the Central Highlands was overdue, this invalidated the RFA and its exemption under the Federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act [EPBC Act]. [imic_button Read more…

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Bushfire prevention

The heavy rains on the weekend just past may have alleviated the onset of the fire danger period in much of Victoria, which is gazetted in many local government areas as 4 December to 1 May. In East Gippsland, however, we have been reminded of the constant need to stay Read more…

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Farm forestry

Farm forestry is a vibrant and evolving part of our industry. This case study from South Gippsland shows how farm forestry has worked from the farmers’ perspective. Thanks to the Gippsland Agroforestry Network for sharing this with us – click on the link below to read more. Farm forestry case Read more…

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FIAC and the future direction of the industry

There is no doubt that recent announcements and subsequent comments from politicians at both the Federal and State level regarding a proposed new national park in the Central Highlands have caught the attention of the industry here in Victoria.

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The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) is the peak body for the Victorian forest and wood products industry.

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