Smile and say trees! Responsible Wood launches national photo contest to ‘capture’ certified forests
$1000 prize and the chance for three entries to be recognised in PEFC international competition
MANY of us are keen to get out and about in our wonderful, certified forests whenever the opportunity arises.
Did you know that 90% of Australia’s commercial forests are Responsible Wood certified? These include state forests, plantation estates and those run by forestry agencies along with many privately-owned forests.
We are inviting professional and amateur photographers In Australia to submit their best Responsible Wood certified forest photos and a chance for the winning entry to claim a $1000 cash prize.
Colourful trees, forest landscapes, children playing, people working or animals living in the forest – share your photo and help us escape to the wonderful world of forests as we imagine it!
So next time you are in the forest – be it for work or leisure – we encourage you to take your camera with you.
Along with the $1000 prize for the winning photo, Responsible Wood will select the top three entries to enter the international contest and compete for the 2022 PEFC Photographer of the Year Award.
Applications will be assessed by an expert panel including Simon Dorries, CEO of Responsible Wood, David Rowlinson, Planet Ark Make It Wood campaign manager, and Jim Bowden, managing editor of weekly on-line trade journal Timber&Forestry enews.
Powering Regional Australia Fuel Tax Credits is the third in a series of publications providing the facts on fuel tax credits. The issue is of vital importance to regional industries.
Diesel is an unavoidable input for many regional businesses operating heavy machinery off-road and off the electricity grid. Removing or reducing FTCs would not remove a ‘subsidy’ rather it would impose a deliberate distortion into the tax system by increasing business costs for industries that are reliant on diesel and other fuels.
The publication outlines the key rationale for the Fuel Tax Credits Scheme. Any change to the Fuel Tax Credit scheme would pose significant risk to forest contracting businesses and AFCA contributed to the contents of this booklet by providing a case study which was included in the original booklet and the importance to forestry is highlighted in the updated publication.