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The forest and wood products sector a key part of Victoria’s Future Industries

Victoria’s peak body for the forest and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has welcomed the Labor Government’s blueprint for driving economic growth and creating new jobs for Victorians in key priority sectors. [imic_button colour=”btn-success” type=”enabled” link=”../wp-content/uploads/2016/03/160317-VAFI-media-release-The-forest-and-wood-products-sector-a-key-part-of-Victoria’s-Future-Industries.pdf” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-sm”]Download PDF[/imic_button]

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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Changes to construction code welcomed

Victoria’s peak body for the forest and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has welcomed the changes to the revised National Construction Code. [imic_button colour=”btn-success” type=”enabled” link=”../wp-content/uploads/2016/02/160201-VAFI-media-release-Changes-to-construction-code-welcomed.pdf” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-sm”]Download PDF[/imic_button]

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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It’s time to manage our forests properly

It’s time to be upfront and honest – our forests need to be actively managed. Each year we face the threat of bushfire, and as we have seen, the effect can be absolutely devastating. [imic_button colour=”btn-success” type=”enabled” link=”../wp-content/uploads/2015/12/VAFI-Bushfire-Land-Management-Op-Ed-FINAL.pdf” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-sm”]Download PDF[/imic_button]

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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Victorians urged to stay alert over the summer months

The peak body for the forest and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), is urging all Victorians to prepare themselves for extreme weather conditions that may arise over the holiday period and coming months. [imic_button colour=”btn-success” type=”enabled” link=”../wp-content/uploads/2015/12/151223-Victorians-urged-to-stay-alert-over-the-summer-months-FINAL.pdf” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-sm”]Download PDF[/imic_button]

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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Industry leaders recognised at Victorian forest and wood products industry dinner

The Victorian Forest and Wood Products Industry celebrated the hard work of its members and the contribution they make to the Victorian community, its economy, and the sustainability of the state last Friday. [imic_button colour=”btn-success” type=”enabled” link=”../wp-content/uploads/2015/11/VAFI-Media-Release-Industry-leaders-recognised-at-Victorian-Forest-and-Wood-Products-Industry-Dinner.pdf” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-sm”]Download PDF[/imic_button]

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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Forest Industry Taskforce Welcomed

The Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union (CFMEU), the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) and the Wilderness Society (TWS) have today welcomed the establishment of the Forest Industry Taskforce by the Andrews Government, in line with its 2014 election commitment. [imic_button colour=”btn-success” type=”enabled” link=”../wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015-11-20-tws-cfmeu-vafi-joint-media-release-forest-industry-taskforce.pdf” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-sm”]Download PDF[/imic_button]

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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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 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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