Renewable Energy Target (RET) – use of native wood waste for bioenergy

TCA applauds Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s action to bring about the reinstatement of wood waste, sourced from legally and sustainably managed native forest or processing operations, as an eligible bioenergy feedstock in the Renewable Energy Target scheme, alongside non-native forest wood waste. TCA has been engaging with federal parliamentarians on the issue, reminding them that…

Have Your Say – Issues Paper Submission

Member feedback is invited to inform us ahead of preparation of a TCA Submission to an Issues Paper from the Forestry Industry Advisory Council (FIAC). The Paper is titled Meeting Future Market Demand – Australia’s Forest Products and Forest Industry. This is a golden opportunity for TCA members to feed into the FIAC process. Find…

Koala’s and timber communities can coexist

A letter to NSW Opposition Leader, Luke Foley, from Timber Communities Australia has reflected the dismay of NSW north coast timber communities at the flawed policy process around his surprise announcement of a new mega-style national park for koala protection. This was done in a vacuum – with zero consultation of affected communities. Jobs will…

Members Survey – January 2015

Dear Members, As advised in the recent newsletter the TCA Board has a Planning Day in the near future. In preparation for that we are conducting a survey of members to help inform the Board and our small national office team about what members consider to be the 2015 priorities. Your response would be very…