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Fuel reduction burns in state forests

DATE: 23/12/2010

One of the final recommendations of the recent Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission was for an increase in that state’s fuel reduction burning program.

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Insect outbreak impacts

DATE: 22/12/2010

THE effect of insect outbreaks in eucalypt forests was highlighted in early spring this year when large numbers of eucalypts appeared to be dying off in the Channel and Taroona areas of southern Tasmania.

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Illegally logged timber to be banned

DATE: 22/12/2010

The Australian Government will introduce legislation to restrict importation and sale of illegal timbers. The legislation is part of a multifaceted approach which includes cooperation with Asia Pacific countries and international forestry bodies.

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Trees on farms

DATE: 13/12/2010

It is no longer alarmist to be concerned about the inexorable global trends of population growth, land degradation and deforestation, food and energy insecurity and global warming / climate change. These are issues currently demanding but, regrettably, not yet receiving, urgent international action.

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