Grow­ers urged to vote on WoolPoll

Balonne Beacon - - NEWS -

LEVY rates are the fo­cal point of this year’s WoolPoll and panel chair Syd­ney Lawrie is en­cour­ag­ing all grow­ers to have their say.

Mr Lawrie said re­cent dis­cus­sions within the in­dus­try had been ro­bust and fu­ture sus­tain­abil­ity was some­thing that needed to be fo­cused on.

“WoolPoll is an op­por­tu­nity for wool grow­ers to di­rectly in­flu­ence how much we want to in­vest in re­search, de­vel­op­ment and mar­ket­ing for the Aus­tralian wool in­dus­try through Aus­tralian Wool In­no­va­tion (AWI) and vot­ing is open for a lim­ited time.”

“We all agree that wool prices have been good, but now is not the time to take our eye off the ball,” he said.

This year’s WoolPoll will ask grow­ers to con­sider five levy rate op­tions be­tween zero and three per cent.

In­for­ma­tion kits were made avail­able to help grow­ers make in­formed de­ci­sions when they voted in the poll, Mr Lawrie said.

“I en­cour­age all wool grow­ers to take the time to con­sider the in­for­ma­tion pro­vided and make an in­formed de­ci­sion about the fu­ture fund­ing of the Aus­tralian wool in­dus­try.

“Don’t leave it to oth­ers to de­cide, or make the mis­take of think­ing your view doesn’t mat­ter.

“Whether you pro­duce 10 bales or one thou­sand, you need to have your say.” he said.

Vot­ing for WoolPoll closes on Novem­ber 2.

HAVE A SAY: WoolPoll 2018 panel chair Syd­ney Lawrie.

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