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14 Dec 2012

Cool Heads are required for Forest Agreement

The Tasmanian forest industry has called for a calm and mature response from all Tasmanians following yesterdays decision of the Legislative Council to refer the Forests Agreement legislation to a Select Committee.  Read more...

17 May 2012

Intergovernmental Agreement on forestry

All signatory groups involved in the discussions to implement the Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement today called for cool heads and clear space for negotiations to progress.  Read more...

19 Oct 2010

Industry Must Consider All Options

Tasmania’s peak forest industry representative body has confirmed that it is a signatory to the Statement of Principles document presented to the Premier today by industry and key environment groups.   Read more...

08 Oct 2010

FIAT Endorses Industry Agreement

Tasmania’s peak private sector forest industry body has agreed to sign the Statement of Principles negotiated between industry and environmental groups, subject to two minor amendments to the document.  Read more...

23 Jan 2009

FIAT Accepts Wilderness Society offers of Discussions

Forest industry peak body the Forest Industries Association of Tasmania (FIAT) has welcomed the approach by the Wilderness Society calling for discussions aimed at facilitating a resolution to the decades-old forestry conflict in Tasmania.  Read more...

24 Oct 2008

Britton Timbers throw open doors to Smithton High School

Sixty Smithton High School students will pass through the doors of Britton Timbers in Smithton as part of their year ten classes.   Read more...

09 Oct 2008

Gunns and Don Burke - A Positive Union

Forest Industries Association of Tasmania (FIAT) chairman Dr Julian Amos has welcomed the appointment of Don Burke as an advisor to the board of Gunns Limited.   Read more...

09 Sep 2008

Forestry provides the paper that books are printed on

Forest Industries Association of Tasmania Chairman, Dr Julian Amos, said he was intrigued by the misinformed comments about the forest industry made by author Bryce Courtenay.   Read more...

24 Jul 2008

Greens - Forest Industry Talks Commence

An initial meeting between the newly elected Tasmanian Greens Leader, Nick McKim and Tasmania’s peak forest industry representative body Forest Industries Association of Tasmania (FIAT) took place today with both parties agreeing the meeting was cordial and productive.   Read more...

11 Jul 2007

Business, union and community groups unite against antidevelopment

A joint media release from the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the CFMEU, the Forest Industries Association of Tasmania, Timber Communities Australia and the Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association.  Read more...

01 Jan 1970

Forest industry compromise paves way for peace deal

Tasmania’s forest industries have welcomed a move by environmental groups to support a peace deal put forward by the sector, designed to bring an end to Tasmania’s 30-year war in the forests.  Read more...

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