Have your say on wool's levy future

THE Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is seeking submissions for WoolPoll 2020.
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Submissions for the wool industry's Woolpoll are now being sought. Image courtesy AWI.

Mark Saunders

The Federal Government is reviewing WoolPoll in 2020 to deliver on a recommendation made in a review of Australian Wool Innovation's (AWI)'s performance and governance.

AWI is the research and development corporation that receives and invests woolgrowers' levy funds. It delivers research and development, marketing and other activities to benefit the Australian wool industry.

AWI conducts the WoolPoll every three years. This poll allows wool levy payers to vote on their preferred levy rate.

AWI is responsible for implementing the industry review's recommendations. The Federal Government administers the legislation that regulates WoolPoll and has agreed to conduct this review.

This review will examine whether WoolPoll remains an appropriate and contemporary process that provides government with assurance about what wool levy payers want their levy rate to be.

The review will make recommendations to the department, AWI and the wool industry about how to optimise the WoolPoll mechanism.

The agricultural levy system, which includes WoolPoll, is a partnership between industry and government.

All wool levy payers and interested wool industry stakeholders are invited to contribute their perspectives via Woolpoll. This will help shape a robust and accurate WoolPoll review.

More details can be found at:
https://haveyoursay.agriculture.gov.au/woolpoll-review