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AFTER THE admission by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) chairman Wal Merriman at the Senate Estimates Committee that he alone sometimes holds up to half of all votes at AGM board elections, the number crunchers at Mecardo have analysed the data regarding AWI voting patterns since 2004 with some interesting findings.

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“We have found that wool producer participation in board elections has fallen heavily in the past decade, to apathetic levels somewhere between eight per cent and 20% of potential votes,” report