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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Letter to the Editor – The Weekly Times

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]

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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VAFI Media Statement on Australian Sustainable Hardwoods

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…

By Natalie Kimber, ago

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

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