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Heyfield timber mill saved in extraordinary government buyout

Andrews government committed tens of millions of dollars in public money to keep mill running.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Vic govt finalises Heyfield mill purchase

The Victorian government has finalised its takeover of the Heyfield timber mill after the private owners said it would have to close due to reduced log supply.
SBS

Hopes Heyfield workers stay in the region

There are hopes workers who do not stay on at the Heyfield timber mill after the Victorian government take over can stay on in other, government-funded jobs.
SBS

Heyfield mill job security remains concern despite government buy-out plan

Tracy Golder moved to Heyfield from Melbourne as a single mum 14 years on a whim. She simply wanted to buy an affordable house in which to raise her son.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Victorian Government signs deal to buy Heyfield timber mill

The Andrews Government will take the unconventional step of buying the Heyfield timber mill in eastern Victoria in a bid to protect 250 jobs.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Vic govt to buy Heyfield mill - reports

Heyfield mill workers may have been thrown a job lifeline amid reports of a Victorian government deal to buy the facility.
SBS

Fifty jobs to go at Vic saw mill in August

The owners of the Heyfield timber mill in regional Victoria say 50 jobs will go in August when the company ceases green log saw milling.
SBS

Vic Heyfield Mill will close in two months

A major Victorian hardwood timber facility will begin closing down in August this year, with 250 jobs expected to go.
SBS

CFMEU robocalls Vic seats for timber jobs

The CFMEU has made 150,000 robocalls in three marginal Victorian Labor electorates as it fights to keep the Heyfield timber mill open.
SBS

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce proposes plan for Victoria's Heyfield timber mill to remain open

The federal government has offered to open access to protected forests and review the status of an endangered native possum as part of an appeal to save Victoria's Heyfield timber mill from closing.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Heyfield timber mill protest to start

Heyfield timber mill workers and union members are gathering in Melbourne to protest against the mill's planned closure.
SBS

'Avoid the area': Trucks blockade Spring Street as Heyfield timber mill protests ramp up

More than 50 semi-trailers have parked outside State Parliament Tuesday morning, and may be there until 1pm, as protests against the closure of Heyfield hardwood mill ramp up.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Dan's dilemma: it could have cost half a million to save each job at Heyfield

The political headache over the Heyfield mill is a symptom of a more profound issue facing the state: Victoria is running out of wood for logging.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Hundreds to lose jobs after owners close sawmill despite Andrews' takeover offer

Hundreds of workers at a Gippsland timber mill have been told they will be out of a job, despite pledges from Premier Daniel Andrews that taxpayers would step in and buy the Heyfield site.
Brisbane Times


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