When to buy and sell timber in Australia
The latest in Australia’s timber industry: Timber prices are at a five-year low, with the industry in a state of crisis.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics says the total value of timber sold in 2016-17 was $1.29 billion.
It says the timber industry’s total turnover was $6.6 billion.
The government says its forecast is for annual growth to be around 3 per cent.
In the year to March 2017, the total economic impact of the industry was $7.9 billion, with around $5.5 billion of that coming from export and $2.5 million from retail sales.
It said it expects this trend to continue.
Timber cat population in Australia The Australian National University (ANU) said it estimates that the timber cat population is at an all-time low, and that the numbers are growing at a rate that is not sustainable.
It says the population of timber cats in Australia is down from about 500,000 in 2008 to about 250,000 today.
The ANU says a large majority of the timber cats live in the Northern Territory, which it says is due to poor management practices, lack of habitat, disease and competition from feral cats in the region.
The population of feral cats has grown from 3,200 to 6,800 in the last 30 years, the ANU report says.
The ANU’s study said the cat population will continue to decline unless the Australian Government implements policies to manage the cats.
‘Not sustainable’ A spokeswoman for the Australian Greens said the government’s economic forecast for the timber sector was not sustainable and was a recipe for disaster.
“We need a long-term plan to save the timber industries from the brink of collapse,” Greens environment spokeswoman Leila Adams said.
Australian National University research says the number of feral cat cats in Tasmania has grown by almost 50 per cent since the introduction of the feral cat legislation in 2014.
She said the feral cats are an environmental threat, and the Australian government should look at measures to reduce their numbers.
Professor Craig Troughton from the ANZ Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, said feral cats had the potential to be a problem for the country’s environment.
He said feral cat numbers are not as large as they used to be, and it’s hard to get accurate numbers of the cat’s range.
In Queensland, the cat is not considered a pest and can be killed with poisons.
”There are no confirmed numbers of feralcat cats in Queensland, but feralcat control measures have been in place for the last five years,” Professor Troughtons said.
The ACT Government said the Tasmanian Government had made the decision to kill feral cats.