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ISSUE 295 | 11.11.13 | PAGE 1
Due dilligence: clock is ticking for industry
THIS ISSUE Lest we forget
Illegal logging Bill assessed as new parliament begins sittings this week Women cut timber for World War trenches
THE clock is ticking .. new regulations requiring Australian timber merchants and manufacturers to undertake due diligence before importing or processing raw logs will commence on November 30, 2014. Meanwhile, the new federal
government is re-examining the legislation to make sure the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill relates to its broad policy objectives before the 44th parliament opens this week. Federal forestry officials have had talks with industry on Amendment Regulation
• Call for forest products innovation institute • iFA annual general meeting in Melbourne • Message in warsaw: carbon tax must go • Kate Carnell new AFs chair • AFG holds fast • Pulp mill: tamar valley or Burnie?
2013 which was registered as a legislative instrument on May 31. An ABARES report released this month provides analysis indicating what the ‘affected community’ would have Cont Page 2
- New Age timber protection with longer lasting colour.