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Time for a health check

It is that time of the year again; the days get shorter, and the temperature drops. It will soon be winter, and as we head into the colder months it is a timely reminder to check in and see how you are. If your life is anything like ours here at VAFI, Read more…

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Forest Industry Taskforce

In November the Victorian Government formally established the Forest Industry Taskforce and released the Terms of Reference. As you may be aware, the purpose of the Taskforce is for the major stakeholders to reach common ground on a durable, long-term set of recommendations and proposals to government, about future issues Read more…

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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To markets, to markets

Security of resource, a secure future – you have heard me talk about this over and over again. Whilst this will always be at the top of our priority list, we are equally interested in markets, and the opportunities for our products both locally and internationally. Our industry’s product suite continues to Read more…

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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AUSTimber2016

In just a couple of short weeks thousands of people will descend on the Latrobe Valley for AUSTimber2016. This is a chance for the forest and wood products industry to show the world what we have to offer. This year AUSTimber will be staged in Gippsland for the first time, Read more…

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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On the road to East Gippsland

One of the top priorities for VAFI never changes – know our members and the broader industry intimately, to allow us to best advocate on their behalf. In a world where policy is never stable, we must be best placed to respond quickly and with impact. One of the ways we Read more…

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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130 years strong

In honour of 130 years of industry representation in Victoria, VAFI has developed a commemorative logo that you will see used on all our material thoughout 2016. This branding incorporates the many ‘faces’ of VAFI. From 1886, when sawmillers met at the Orient Hotel in Melbourne, through to the Hardwood Millers’ Read more…

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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Change is the new black

Change is a word I use often. We are currently experiencing a period of change – political, social, economic, technological, and cultural – that is redefining how we live and work. McKinsey & Company referred to it as ‘the new normal’. We all know that our industry is in a transformative period Read more…

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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…and we’re back!

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! I hope that everyone had a happy and safe holiday period. Here at VAFI we are back into the swing of things and focusing on the year ahead. As we continue on in the summer months, I take this moment to urge all of Read more…

By Natalie Kimber, ago

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