ForestWorks is currently working with industry, the Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) and forest managers/growers, to produce a Forestry Better Business Program. The program will recognise professional businesses operating to high standards in the forest industry. The online program will assist forest managers and forestry contracting businesses, by clearly describing and documenting the existing industry standards under four key areas: Safety, Environment, Economic and Social. More information can be found here: ForestWorks FBBP. FOLS offers businesses a method of demonstrating that appropriate training has been provided to satisfy obligations and liabilities under national WHS Regulations and readers can learn more here: Learn More and see Advertisement / Media
The AustralianTaxation Office has released a fact sheet explaining the income tax consequences of engaging in forestry operations, including your entitlements to claim income tax deductions for the cost of acquiring, establishing or maintaining forest plantations often referred to as 'tree farming'.