When you see ‘phoenix wood’, what do you think?
This week the Australian government is trying to persuade Australians that the state’s best-known timber product, Phoenix Wood Products, is a real wood product.
The Australian Greens have made it a central plank in their election campaign.
It is the first time the government has sought to counter the claims of the Australian Council of Wood Products and its CEO, Peter Stott, that Phoenix Wood products are fake wood and that the product is harmful.
The Greens are also calling on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to investigate the claims made by Phoenix Wood in Australia’s largest timber markets.
‘You can’t believe the claims’ The Australian Council’s CEO, Mr Stott said that the wood products claims were based on “fictitious research”.
“You can buy a real tree and say it’s real wood, but you can’t even trust that tree,” he said.
“And the real thing is that Phoenixwood is the most popular wood product in Australia.” “
The company’s CEO is a former member of the Royal Australian Mint. “
And the real thing is that Phoenixwood is the most popular wood product in Australia.”
The company’s CEO is a former member of the Royal Australian Mint.
In 2008 he was named the most powerful man in Australia by the National Farmers Union (NFU).
Mr Stot said the Australian Greens were trying to take the lead in a country where it was too expensive for a timber product to be made.
“We can’t trust it,” he told the ABC.
“It’s a fraud.”
Phoenix Wood spokeswoman Jennifer Smith said the claims had not been substantiated.
She said there was no “evidence that Phoenix wood products are unsafe”.
“The information presented in this advertising is completely false,” Ms Smith said.
Ms Smith said Phoenix Wood’s claim that its Phoenix Wood product is “the safest and the best quality” could not be verified.
Australia’s largest lumber producers are facing mounting pressure to get back to basics, and Mr Stow said he believed Australian producers were being given a “false message”.
“It’s not just Phoenix Wood, it’s all the major Australian and regional producers,” he wrote in a statement.
Phoenix Wood products have been on sale in Australia since 1879.
It is made from birch, beech, fir, and other wood species.
The wood products giant has an annual turnover of $8 billion and employs more than 1,000 people across Australia.