• Letter to the Editor – The Age

    Dear Editor, The article by Tom Arup ‘New possum colonies disrupt logging’ (24/10/15) misses the positive implications of the discovery of dozens of new Leadbeater’s Possum colonies in Victoria’s forests. The fact that in recent months, government and community surveys have found more than 100 new detections of a critically endangered species in the Central Highland forests […]

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  • VAFI urges Federal Government to reconsider recycled paper

    The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) is urging the Federal Government to reconsider its decision to abandon a policy to use 100% recycled paper in its offices. VAFI CEO Tim Johnston said that under the policy, that had been in place for five years, all Federal Government departments would have been required to use […]

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  • VAFI welcomes appointment of new CFA Chief Executive

    The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) welcomes the appointment of Ms Lucinda Nolan as Chief Executive Officer of the Country Fire Authority (CFA). VAFI CEO Tim Johnston congratulated the former Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner, wishing Ms Nolan every success in her new role.  

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  • VAFI welcomes Condah-Hotspur Road funding

    The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) has welcomed the signing off of funding from the Federal Government for the Condah-Hotspur Road in South Western Victoria. VAFI CEO Tim Johnston said the $2.5million upgrade will see the strengthening and widening of the existing road to improve safety and boost productivity for the local industry.

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  • VAFI congratulates Philip Dalidakis MP

    The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) congratulates Philip Dalidakis MP on his appointment as Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade. VAFI CEO Tim Johnston said Mr Dalidakis has long been a supporter of the forest and wood products industry and wishes him every success in his new role.

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  • Local manufacturer releases new range of Victorian Ash furniture

    A local Melbourne manufacturer has launched their new range of hardwood timber furniture, made from locally sourced Victorian Ash. Pre-School Equipment, a family owned business, is a specialist supplier of furniture and equipment to the early learning sector.

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  • Parliamentary support for the Victorian forest and wood products industry

    Victorian members of Parliament have shown their support for the state’s forest and wood products industry at the launch of the Forest and Wood Products Support Group at State Parliament today. The support group is co-convened by Mr Gary Blackwood MP, Member for Narracan, and the Member for Southern Metropolitan, Mr Philip Dalidakis MP.

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  • Letter to the Editor – The Conversation

    The article by Oliver Milman ‘Barnaby Joyce accused of pushing Leadbeater’s possum to extinction’ (13/3/15) contains many claims regarding Leadbeater’s Possum and the harvesting of native forest in Victoria’s Central Highlands that are simply not accurate.

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  • Forest and wood products industry key part of Victoria’s business

    The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) is urging the Victorian Government to remember the important part the forest and wood products industry plays in the economy, as the Victoria Invitation Program trade mission begins today.

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