Australia’s Illegal logging laws - community outreach

Over the coming months, the Department of Agriculture & Water Resources will be undertaking a range of outreach and education activities to promote improved awareness and understanding of Australia's illegal logging laws.

Illegal logging webinars

During the second half of 2018, the department will be hosting a series of interactive webinars on Australia's illegal logging laws. These hour-long events will provide importers with targeted information about the laws, the due diligence requirements, and how the department is promoting compliance with the laws. The events will be of value to anyone who regularly imports wood, pulp or paper products into Australia, or who has an interest in Australia's illegal logging laws. The first webinar in the series will be held on Monday, 20 August 2018. To learn more about the webinar series and to register your participation in the events, visit:

Updated illegal logging webpages

The department has updated its illegal logging webpages to provide improved information about the illegal logging laws and the due diligence requirements. The updated pages include clearer and more streamlined guidance on the laws, along with new supporting case studies; answers to commonly asked questions; useful online resources; and helpful due diligence risk assessment materials. You can view the updated pages at:

Animated video - Australia's illegal logging laws

The department has also published a new animated video highlighting the significant costs of the illegal timber trade and explaining what Australia is doing to combat this issue. The animated video will be circulated through a range of social media channels in the coming weeks to raise general awareness of this issue. The video can be viewed on the department's youtube channel

Source: The News Mill, VAFI

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