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6841 Advertising: Tel +61 7 3266 1429 Email: issue 239 | 17.09.12 | Page 1 Forest research ‘safe’ in Budget Complete solid timber processing systems Queensland housing revival on way as $15,000 new home grant kicks in By JIM BOWDEN Clear path for forest research in state Budget. r sm A Better Earth Idea from Osmose sm ® ® •F  IAT pulls out of forest peace talks •E  co-terrorists: an accident about to happen F  inal CLT panel hoisted at Docklands Just Go t ood W ne ree ® Cont Page 8 This Issue G MicroPro Treated FOREST research in Queensland has escaped the chopping block in a state Budget that cuts billions of dollars in expenditure as part of the LNP government’s promise to rein in spending. Also, the Budget has delivered good news for the building industry with an increase in the first home owners grant to $15,000. Brisbane’s Salisbury Research Centre, a dedicated wood products development facility, has a clear path now for ongoing research with most projects locked in to external funding for the next four to five years. Staffing remains stable, although two senior researchers at DEEDI’s Ag-Science Queensland have accepted redundancy packages Development of an industrywide engineered wood centre of excellence based at Salisbury, which was approved by the former Labor government, has been shelved. But the centre remains the national hub for research and development of wood composites, solid wood Ph 02 9609 5911 MicroPro ® Copper Quat A p N A pro o lu v w Co m e nt ini d F ac um or t* MicroPro is GREENGUARD® Children and Schools Certified Greenguard® Children and Schools Certification indicates that a product has undergone rigorous testing and has met stringent standards for VOC emissions. In the USA, products certified to this criteria are suitable for use in schools, offices, and other sensitive environments. Visit: or phone: 1800 088 809 Osmose® and MicroPro® are registered trademarks of Osmose, Inc. or its subsidiaries. A Better Earth Idea from Osmose sm and Treated Wood Just Got Greener sm are slogan marks of Osmose Inc and its subsidiaries. MicroPro timber products are produced by independently owned and operated wood preserving facilities. GREENGUARD® is a registered trademark of GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. * See MicroPro fastener and hardware information sheet. © 2011 Osmose, Inc. Advertising: Tel +61 7 3266 1429 Email: issue 239 | 17.09.12 | Page 1

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