News Archive - 2005

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21 Dec 2005 AWI Legal Action must be short swift and decisive…says AWGA View
“The latest suggestions that any legal action to counter animal activists may take years to resolve are not in the best interest of woolgrowers” says AWGA Chairman Chick Olsson. Recent media and industry reports suggest that the AWI legal action against animal rights groups may end up in a legal miasma for 3 - 4 years or longer...
17 Oct 2005 AWI board must come clean on financials… says AWGA View
The recently released Australian Wool Innovation Strategic plan is not just a wish list, as some board members now state. A strategic plan is by most commercial standards, the most important and fundamental document in any company, providing a concrete blueprint for direction...
09 Oct 2005 Additional levies need to pay the debt. AWI in Financial tatters, says AWGA View
The public stoush between AWI and the Woolmark Company reveals a deep and underlying new crisis about to hit all long suffering woolgrowers...
05 Oct 2005 “AWI Balance Sheet must be full, open and detailed” says AWGA View
As Australian merino wool prices plunge to new lows every week, the Australian Wool Growers Association today has asked for a full tally on the total monetary costs spent to date fighting animal rights groups over the past 12 months...
29 Sep 2005 AWGA calls for industry dialogue and peace View
Today, Chairman of AWGA, Chick Olsson, has asked for other wool industry leaders to sit down together and work out a strategy for solving animal rights and marketing issues once and for all...
16 Sep 2005 Court strikes out AWI's conspiracy application against PETA View
The Federal Court in Sydney has struck out parts of Australian Wool Innovation's (AWI) case against People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)...
06 Aug 2005

AWGA nears agreement with PETA

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Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) Chair Chick Olsson announced today that talks with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which began in New York in June, are progressing and that he expects the two parties to reach an agreement within the week...
29 Aug 2005 AWGA TO Pursue “new Brand for wool” View
Introduce a new and innovative marketing brand of un-mulesed or "ethical" merino wool, following the historic agreement with PETA that has ended the wool boycott...
20 Aug 2005 PETA Counters WoolProducers’ 10 False Claims With Cold, Hard Facts View
WoolProducers’ attempt to mislead and scare away farmers doesn’t hold up to scrutiny. Read PETA’s response to WoolProducers’ lies...
17 Aug 2005 AWI’s Nuisance Suit Against Opposition to Mulesing, Live Exports Suffers Yet Another Setback View
Sydney – A sizeable wool broker has withdrawn from Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) Federal Court case against People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) President Ingrid E. Newkirk...
14 Aug 2005 Important industry statement View
As a result of the significant breakthrough in lifting the international boycott last week, Australian Wool has a wonderful opportunity before it...
09 Aug 2005 Breakthrough on Wool Boycotts View
Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) Chair Chick Olsson announced today that talks with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which began in New York in June, have resulted in a heads of agreement acceptable to both parties...
09 Aug 2005 AWGA and PETA Reach Groundbreaking Agreement View
A historic document that, if ratified by wool growers throughout Australia, will establish a time frame for ending mulesing and require that sheep live export standards comply with Australian welfare standards governing the care of domestic animals, has been signed today...
25 Jul 2005 Time to bring mulesing debate to a conclusion… says AWGA View
With the annual round of State farmer organisation conferences all but concluded and the political ambitions, of those seeking leadership positions achieved or put back in the cupboard for another 12 months, it is now time to get on with the real task of solving the problems of primary producers...
25 Jul 2005 AWGA welcome announcement of former AVA Boss to Mulesing Body View
The AWGA welcomes the recent announcement by the Sheep and Wool Taskforce, in the appointment of Dr Norm Blackman to the role of consultant to the mulesing accreditation program...
12 Jun 2005 AWGA urges consultative and positive approach to animal welfare issues View
With the current debilitating crisis surrounding the wool industry and the ongoing mulesing debate, the Australian Wool Growers Association, AWGA, today has released a scorecard on where the industry is currently situated in this debate...
30 Jun 2005 AWGA meets with wool taskforce and AWI View
Today, Thursday, the recent delegation that met with PETA in New York briefed the wool taskforce and AWI of all outcomes of the USA visit...
27 Jun 2005 AWI trials natural alternative to mulesing View
A pain-free alternative to mulesing moved a step closer this week with news of the first successful trials of a prototype needle-free injection device for a natural mulesing protein being developed by Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI)...
27 Jun 2005 New York Delegation achieves a start to the end of wool industry boycotts View
The recent delegation headed by the Australian Wool Growers Association to New York, meeting with the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, has seen a significant step forward in bringing about a compromise to the dehabilitating boycotts on Australian Wool...
24 Jun 2005 Call to end AWI legal case View
The wool industry is facing pressure from within to cease its legal action against animal rights activists...
22 Jun 2005 Alleged claims of “Vested Interests” are unfounded and unhelpful says AWGA View
The Australian Wool Growers Association has today angrily refuted claims that members of a delegation currently in New York have an alleged vested interest...
20 Jun 2005 Wool delegation seeks breakthrough in mulesing debate View
A leading and influential delegation is traveling this week to New York to meet with People for Ethical treatment of Animals, PETA, and is seeking to bring about a breakthrough in the mulesing controversy facing the Australian Wool Industry...
10 Jun 2005 Latest wool industry “Marketing Efforts” portray “wrong” image View
The recent announcement by Australian Wool Innovation, AWI, of a $2 million “fly on the shoulder “advertising campaign to address the image of wool against the increasing activities of animal welfare organisations is another disaster says the Australian Wool Growers Association...
13 May 2005

Annual General Meeting

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The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Company was held at The Hotel Mecure Ultimo...
10 May 2005 Wool and sheep industry welcomes animal rights group support for mulesing View
The news that Animal Liberation will support the Australian wool and sheep industry approach to mulesing has been welcomed by the Industry Taskforce...
09 May 2005 Wool Forum moves towards ending wool boycotts View
A well attended and dynamic wool forum held in Sydney last weekend has taken a huge step forward towards the process of removing the international boycotts of Australian wool due to the controversial practice of mulesing...
22 Mar 2005 Court throws out wool industry injunction View
US animal rights group PETA has succeeded in having an injunction filed by the Australian wool industry thrown out of the Federal Court...
07 Mar 2005 AWI Chief fails wool growers and alienates consumers …says AWGA View
The revelation on the ABC Radio National Background Briefing aired yesterday by the Chief of Australian Wool Innovation that the National Training and Accreditation Program for Mulesing, introduced at a cost of $360,000 will only “help make some people feel more comfortable” ...
04 Mar 2005 Government involvement to protect Livestock Industries a must…says AWGA View
“The announcement by Federal Primary Industry Minister Warren Truss that the Federal Government is to seek options to assist livestock producers from ongoing and potential attack by animal activists is welcomed and timely” says the Australian Wool Growers Association...
14 Feb 2005 Wool Marketing must be number one priority…says AWGA View
“It is time to go out and sell the positives of wool, to a consumer base that by and large does not understand or appreciate the many natural benefits of wool” says the Australian Wool Growers Association...

31 Jan 2005

AWI Legal Action must be short swift and decisive…says AWGA View
“The latest suggestions that any legal action to counter animal activists may take years to resolve are not in the best interest of woolgrowers” says AWGA Chairman Chick Olsson...
 
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