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04 August 2022
A new report by Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) shows that Victoria takes the lion’s share of the nation’s softwood imports with a staggering 36%. In the first four months of 2022, this share has jumped to a worrying 44%. Deb Kerr, CEO of the Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA), said it was time to prioritise investment in the only renewable building material in existence, available at our doorstep – wood.
25 July 2022
New research by the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows that firefighting is a cancer-causing profession. This is further evidence that not only are we dealing with more frequent bushfires. There is also increased risk to those fighting the fires, Deb Kerr, CEO of the Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA), said today.
21 July 2022
An independent review of the Victorian Regional Forest Agreement regions after the devastating 2019-20 bushfires has backed forest industry calls for active forest management across all land tenures.
18 July 2022
Plantation growers, processers and foresters are all part of the agriculture industry. That’s why Victoria’s forest industries celebrate Farm Safety Week 2022, Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) CEO Deb Kerr said today.
14 July 2022
Victoria’s forest industries welcome the four new Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) Research Hubs, announced by Minister for Education Jason Clare MP today. The significant investment of $17.7 million to develop the hubs cements the role forestry can play in fighting climate change, Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA), Deb Kerr, said today.
29 June 2022
Victoria’s forest industries welcome the new Minister for Agriculture, Gayle Tierney, who adds Agriculture, including forestry, to her existing portfolios. The role comes with a mandate to address an acute native timber shortage, with some sawmills close to running out of logs, Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA), Deb Kerr, said today.

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