News Archive - 2004

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21 Dec 2004 Calls for woolgrowers to urge on the side of caution over legal action against animal activists View
“Australian Wool Innovation is duty bound to ‘come clean’ over its apparent hasty legal action and clearly spell out the current situation of legal proceedings before inviting woolgrowers to participate in any class action” says Australian Wool Growers Association Chairman Chick Olsson...
19 Nov 2004 Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI) Board of Directors View
Hugh Nivison, Wal Merriman and Brian van Rooyen were elected to the Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI) Board of Directors at the company's Annual General Meeting (AGM) this afternoon...
16 Nov 2004 AWI Fails Woolgrowers on Important Issues View
“The Australian Wool Innovation management continues to fail woolgrowers on the important issues of marketing wool, consumer confidence and mulesing” says Australian Wool Growers Association Chairman Chick Olsson...
14 Nov 2004 Calls for AWI to “come clean” over legal action and Apologise View
“Australian Wool Innovation is duty bound to ‘come clean’ over their hasty legal action and apologise to the wool industry for their non consultative approach” says Australian Wool Growers Association Chairman Chick Olsson...
11 Nov 2004 Proxy View
Woolgrowers have less than a week to lodge proxy votes for this year's Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI) Annual General Meeting (AGM)...
11 Nov 2004 Shame AWI, Shame View
This week saw a most amazing event. For one day in Australia’s long wool history, all key wool leaders attended an urgent wool forum to tackle the issues of PETA, Mulesing and industry division amongst our fraternity...
09 Nov 2004 Court application filed to stop PETA View
On behalf of Australian woolgrowers, Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI) today caused to be filed in the Federal Court of Australia an Application and Statement of Claim against People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. (PETA)...
08 Nov 2004 Australian sheep and wool industry leaders View
Australian sheep and wool industry leaders, at a meeting in Sydney today, expressed their commitment to the phasing out of the current practice of mulesing by 2010...
04 Nov 2004 AWI Election Process Falters…. All Results now in Doubt View
Chick Olsson, AWGA Chairman, is angered by the approach from Australian Wool Innovation to the serious breakdown of the voting process for the AWI AGM...
04 Nov 2004 AWGA spearheads urgent industry action View
In response to the many current wool industry crises, AWGA and other industry leaders are attending an urgently convened meeting on Monday 8th next at AWI headquarters in Sydney...
03 Nov 2004 Internet proxy voting withdrawn View
Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI) has today withdrawn Internet proxy voting for the 2004 Annual General Meeting (AGM) as a result of concerns over the security of the system...
31 Oct 2004 “AWGA seeks solution to Animal Rights Boycott not division” View
The Australian Wool Growers Association in recent days has been strongly criticised for attempting to divide the wool industry, through newspaper editorials, media releases and Letters to the Editor...
22 Oct 2004 Woolmark declares promotion hand View
Fresh from a tour of wool facilities in Europe, Woolmark chief executive Peter Wilkinson is more convinced than ever that wool needs more promotion.
20 Oct 2004 “Wool industry gets clipped” View
Australian woolgrowers are in a fight for their lives as they try to combat the boycott of Australian merino fibre by US fashion retailer Abercrombie and Fitch because of perceived inhumane industry practices...
19 Oct 2004 (PETA) is preparing to announce more boycotts of Australian wool View
The radical animal welfare organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is preparing to announce more boycotts of Australian wool by United States garment retailers...
18 Oct 2004 “Wool crippled by Animal Rights Lobbyists” View
Last week, Australian Woolgrowers were stunned at the news that US fashion retailer Abercrombie and Fitch had boycotted Australian merino fibre in all its stores. It seems that Australian wool industry’s woes are to continue, indeed, maybe get worse...
18 Oct 2004 Official AWI election website launched View
Australian Wool Innovation last week announced the nomination of 3 new candidates for the upcoming election of the AWI Board including high profile knitwear manufacturer Kathy Walker Shaw...
12 Oct 2004 Nominations for AWI Board confirmed View
Six candidates have nominated for three positions on the Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI) Board of Directors, to be elected at the company's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 19 November...
12 Sep 2004 Opportunity for woolgrowers to determine industry direction…says AWGA View
AWI election offers a forum for ideas, vision and leadership…not politics...
26 Jul 2004 AWI gets cautious nod of approval... View
AWGA calls for strong branding of Australian Wool...
13 Jul 2004

Millions of dollars in AWI kitty

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The Australian Wool Growers Association has called on industry leaders to urgently address the immediate need for increasing the market share for wool in a highly competitive fibre market...
12 Jul 2004 $68 Million Surplus Funds available to market wool…says AWGA View
The Australian Wool Growers Association today has called on industry leaders to urgently address the immediate need for increasing wools market share in a competitive fibre market...
25 Jun 2004 Wool production forecast revised up for 2004/05 View
Forecast Australian shorn wool production for the 2004/05 season has been revised up to 500 million kilograms (mkg) greasy from the 470mkg predicted in March 2004...
14 Jun 2004 “Time for action on creating demand for Wool” View
The Australian Wool Growers Association today has suggested it is now the time to address the issue of creating demand for wool...
10 Jun 2004 New leader for Australian Wool Growers Association View
The Australian Wool Growers Association at its Annual General Meeting last night elected the NSW woolgrower and business man Charles, (Chick) Olsson to the position of Chairman...
09 Jun 2004 Ian Rogan to lead AWI on‐farm R&D View
One of Australia's leading agricultural consultants, Ian Rogan, has been appointed to the position of General Manager, Wool Production at Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI)...
13 Apr 2004 Price transparency needed for wool View
Wool producers need an accurate system for showing the prices paid for wool and the NSW Farmers' Association is calling on Australian Wool Handlers (AWH) to reverse its decision to withhold sale room data...
10 Mar 2004 Your chance to vote on OJD View
Sheep producers in OJD low prevalence areas are being encouraged to have their say on the future management of ovine Johne's disease (OJD) by voting on whether they want to establish an “Exclusion Area” (EA) for sheep trading...
04 Mar 2004 Funding from AWI View
Funding from AWI is helping to overcome a problem that has plagued efforts to eradicate virulent footrot in Australia...
27 Feb 2004 An enhanced ABARE system for predicting farm performance (ABARE eReport 04.6) View
The research in this report moves toward the ultimate goal of being able to fully assess the risks to farming, and the tools available to control these risks, in an environment where seasonal climate variation so strongly dominates the productive capacity of broadacre farming...
17 Feb 2004 Wool Senate Inquiry “Kangaroo Court” View
AWGA welcomes supplementary report into AWI Senate Investigation...
09 Feb 2004 Shear Express Agreement Questioned View
AWGA remains dissatisfied with AWI (Australian Wool Innovation) over Shear Express...
03 Feb 2004 Mobile Shearing Evaluation Report Published View
The Australian Wool Growers Association believe the future of Shear Express should be revisited...
 
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