News Archive - 2006

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24 Oct 2006

Trevor Flugge to retire from AWS board at the AGM

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In preparation for Australian Wool Services’ Annual General Meeting on November 15, it has been brought to our attention that Trevor Flugge’s three year term of office as a Board Director expires at the end of the forthcoming AGM...
24 Sep 2006 Woolgrowers put in difficult position View
The recent press release from the German Wool Federation highlights the difficult position that Australian woolgrowers have been put in with the current Woolpoll vote...
21 Sep 2006 Len Stephens will resign View
AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation (AWI) chief executive officer Len Stephens will resign from his position to make way for a replacement with greater marketing experience...
19 Sep 2006

High capacity scoured wool cleaner

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Australian Wool Services’ ANDAR division has developed a “High Capacity Scoured Wool Cleaner”, solving more than one issue for a client operating a wool scouring business...
15 Aug 2006

Woolpoll model is wrong

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Woolpoll 2006 will lead to further contraction of the Australian wool industry, regardless of the result in November, according to the Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA)...
05 Sep 2006 Shanghai home textiles show highlights woolmark View
The response to The Woolmark Company’s exhibition at the recent InterTEXTILE Shanghai Home Textiles Show in China has been extremely positive, signing new Woolmark interior textile licensees and showcasing wool-based bedding products to thousands of international visitors...
05 Sep 2006 Self‐promotion self‐evident View
The AWI chairman’s attack on my recent comments on the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) lack of performance over the last three years as being “divisive and ill‐informed” illustrates a peak body that is totally in contempt of its grassroots shareholders, and one that will not face the consequences of its own actions...
29 Aug 2006 Australian Wool Poll crucial for survival of wool iIndustry View
Having supported the Test Marketing Project of AWI, Woolmark and IWTO both financially and by promoting the project the German Wool Federation strongly believes that the Australian wool growers should be fully aware of what is at stake...
14 Aug 2006 Laurance Modiano Comments on upcoming Wool Poll View
I am surprised, although perhaps I shouldn’t be, by the position taken by Woolgrowers and the NSW Farmers’ Association...
05 Aug 2006 The Benetton Affair ‐ A case of marketing failure View
The management team at Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has proved to be sadly lacking in the most basic marketing skills, with the failure to address the real issue surrounding the Benetton affair...
20 Jul 2006 Eyes wide shut View
CONSUMERS must open their eyes to wool because the industry has become a shadow of its former self and failed to excite the consumers it depends on...
14 Jul 2006 AWI 7th world merino conference View
I have travelled half way around the planet to make a ten minute speech. For me they are ten of the most important minutes in my career...
03 Jul 2006

Dear leaders – where is the strategic plan to grow the merino industry?

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With the up coming World Merino Conference in Perth, AWGA challenges Australian wool industry leaders on their collective vision and strategy to grow the Merino industry...
12 Jun 2006

Woolpoll to rescue AWI funding shortfall

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The Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) rejects Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) call for an increase in wool tax to 2.5% at WOOLPOLL 2006...
08 May 2006

We want better wool marketing? Just ask growers

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Woolgrowers, Paolo Zegna di Monterubello, Laurence Modiano and marketing leader Michael Kiely “Keeping wool cool” (The Land letters 4.5.06), have one thing in common; we all want a better marketing effort for wool...
03 May 2006

Wool industry coalition backs urgent merger resolution

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A top level wool industry meeting has agreed to establish a coalition of wool industry representatives to call on the Federal Government to urgently support resolution of the UK pension scheme legacy which is holding back the merger of Australian Wool Services (AWS) and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)...
19 Feb 2006

AWGA welcomes AWI abandoning legal claim against animal rights group

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The Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) welcomes the decision by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) to abandon its allegations under section 45DB of the Trade Practices Act, against animal rights lobbyists...
7 Feb 2006

Australian wool services chairman flugge must step aside

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The Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) is demanding that Trevor Flugge, Chairman of Australian Wool Services Ltd (AWS), step aside from the Board immediately, until the Cole inquiry into AWB Ltd’s activities is settled...
3 Jan 2006

E i‐Tag NLIS for sheep? No

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The reported “E-tag push” by the Victorian Government is misguided and may actually hinder the establishment of a cost effective sheep NLIS system...
3 Jan 2006

New years resolution – get wool marketing right

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The opportunity at WOOLPOLL 2006 to improve Australian merino wool’s marketing has never been better according to AWGA Chairman Martin Oppenheimer. Woolgrowers across the nation are desperate for more action and innovation in building the image and desirability of Australian merino...
 
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