The article ‘Forest plan fires debate (11/10/17)’ confirms what the forest, fibre and wood products industry has known all along – that the plan for the proposed GFNP has one goal: to shut down the native timber industry. [imic_button colour=”btn-success” type=”enabled” link=”../wp-content/uploads/2017/10/171011-VAFI-LTE-Proposed-GFNP_WeeklyTimes-.pdf” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-sm”]Download PDF[/imic_button]
Following the announcement from the Victorian Government on the purchase of the Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) mill at Heyfield, Tim Johnston, the CEO of the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), the peak body for the forest, fibre, and wood products industry, has made the following statement: VAFI welcomes the Read more…
One thing I have learnt over the years is not to look just at the headline numbers as they are reported, as they rarely paint an accurate picture of the situation – particularly in relation to jobs and employment in the industry, and the value of the industry. Let’s let the numbers speak Read more…
VAFI has welcomed the launch of the Forestry Better Business Program. The program was officially launched last week at an event in Launceston, and is now available nationally. Speaking at the launch event, Diana Lloyd, General Manager of ForestWorks, said the Forestry Better Business Program offers an efficient tool that enables Read more…
This notice is to inform that as of 14 September 2017, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries has lodged an application to cancel its registration under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (RO Act), in accordance with s.30(1)(a) of the RO Act and the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Regulations 2009 (RO Regulations).
VAFI welcomes the announcement that an in-principle agreement has been reached between ASH and the government, that will see sawmilling continue in Heyfield. We hope that this agreement will secure work for employees of the mill, and support the local community that relies on these jobs. [imic_button colour=”btn-success” type=”enabled” link=”../wp-content/uploads/2017/07/170703-VAFI-Media-Statement-Australian-Sustainable-Hardwoods.pdf” Read more…
The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) welcomes the announcement in the Victorian State Budget of $110 million in funding towards plantation establishment in the Latrobe Valley. [imic_button colour=”btn-success” type=”enabled” link=”../wp-content/uploads/2017/05/170502-VAFI-Media-Release-Plantation-funding-welcomed.pdf” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-sm”]Download PDF[/imic_button]
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, Read more…
The Victorian Association of Forest Industries [VAFI] appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Victorian Climate Change Framework 2016. In this submission VAFI notes the recognition that the pathway to reducing Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions should include investment and promotion of jobs and skills in regional and Read more…
The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) is the peak body for the Victorian forest and wood products industry.
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