Forestry Equipment News
Monday December 1, 2008The Victorian forest industry provides significant benefits. AS THE timber harvesting season gets under way for another year, already one week has been lost to protesters chaining themselves to industry equipment in the hope of saving "what is left" of our native forests. Often such protest action is greeted with a mixture of silent and open consent from those of us who are concerned by climate change but who don't fully appreciate the environmental or scientific ramifications of simply locking ...
Sunday November 20, 2005TIMBER workers in Tasmania face a bleak Christmas as Forestry Tasmania begins cancelling contracts in response to the downturn in the fortunes of the state's export woodchip giant, Gunns.
Tuesday August 9, 2005A NEW forestry company has raised money on American secondary markets as part of its expansion plans in Australia, which include a new $39 million pine sawmill at Bombala in southern NSW. Australian Forest Industries
Wednesday May 4, 2005EARLY last month I stood in the Awaba State Forest with NSW Forestry Commission bosses as a "community representative" sang the praises of the commission and its practices.
Saturday May 8, 2004STRIKING unionists yesterday returned to work at South Coast Equipment, temporarily cooling an industrial dispute.
Friday May 7, 2004UNION members will meet today to decide whether to follow a recommendation that they restore essential services at South Coast Equipment.
Thursday May 6, 2004MORE than 50 employees of South Coast Equipment will remain on strike until next week after they walked off the job over what they say is the company's refusal to negotiate a 36-hour week.
Wednesday March 10, 2004WITH the opening of its new $3 million Tomago branch, Komatsu Australia Pty Ltd can now offer greatly improved levels of sales and service to the region.
Sunday November 2, 2003TWO weeks after a 16-year-old boy plunged to his death in a workplace accident, breaches of safety continue to occur openly on construction sites across Sydney. Safety officials from the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) visited four inner-city building sites in just four hour
Friday July 4, 2003IT goes without saying that having the right equipment for a particular job is essential. Without the relevant safety equipment, the risk of injury is much greater.
Tuesday June 3, 2003Komatsu's commitment to customers over cost cuts is paying off, writes Helene Zampetakis.
Wednesday January 24, 2001Procurement service Cyberlynx has added a sixth shareholder, Carter Holt Harvey, and outlined plans to extend its trading hub to include courier services, insurance, marketing, office equipment and property companies.
Friday July 28, 2000In what has become a symbolic battle for the union movement, workers locked out of a mining equipment firm in the Southern Highlands for three months staged a protest rally outside the company's financial backer in central Sydney yesterday. About 200 protesters gathered outside the head office
Sunday July 2, 2000The Victorian Government is planning to keep the public out of logging zones this summer by closing off forestry roads. The government says the move is necessary for occupational health and safety reasons, but conservationists say it will shut the door on public scrutiny. They claim the regula
Tuesday June 20, 2000INVESTMENT in new plant and the launch of new products are part of growth plans this year for Raymond Terrace-based Weathertex Pty Ltd. Marketing manager Sandy McKay said $500,000 would be spent on equipment this year. `That will include a gas-fuelled boiler which is more efficient and environ
Tuesday January 25, 2000Pressure is mounting on the State Government to radically restructure its public forestry operations in western Victoria to avoid open confrontation with conservation groups, and to save dozens of timber jobs in the bush. Conservation groups fighting to protect the region's public native forests,
Friday September 10, 1999Turnaround for forestry group The plantation forestry company Pacific Forests has announced a 175 per cent increase in net earnings to $266,000 after revenue rose 18 per cent to $9 million in the year to June, but the company will not pay a dividend. Directors said the result was a turnaround
Monday August 30, 1999THE miners' union says plans by Vales Point power station to buy all of its coal from the Upper Hunter will close three Central Coast underground mines and put 300 people out of work. The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) reckons the futures of two of the mines, Munmorah an
Friday June 25, 1999Roger Robinson is angry. The former volunteer bushfire brigade member is angry he was sent to fight a bushfire with what he considers inadequate clothing and equipment. He's angry at what he perceives to be a lack of support from his overall boss - the Rural Fire Service (RFS) - before and afte
Friday May 28, 1999The Federal Government has retreated from a commitment to set aside at least 60 per cent of old-growth native forests. The Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Mr Wilson Tuckey, said yesterday that Labor's 1995 commitment on conservation reserves was not a minimum, but a target that need not b
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