Vote to have your say on wool levy

Central and North Rural Weekly - - DROUGHT FEA­TURE -

VOT­ING is now open for WoolPoll 2018 and el­i­gi­ble wool­grow­ers have un­til Novem­ber 2 to make their vote count.

WoolPoll is a vote by wool­grow­ers to de­ter­mine what per­cent­age of their wool in­come they’d like to con­trib­ute to the fund­ing of re­search, devel­op­ment and mar­ket­ing for the in­dus­try through Aus­tralian Wool In­no­va­tion (AWI) over the next three years.

WoolPoll panel chair and South Aus­tralian mixed farmer Sydney Lawrie en­cour­aged wool­grow­ers to vote as soon as they re­ceive their voter in­for­ma­tion kits.

“The kits con­tain­ing the bal­lot pa­pers, vot­ing in­struc­tions and voter in­for­ma­tion mem­o­ran­dum have been sent in the mail to­day,” Mr Lawrie said.

“There are five levy rate op­tions for wool­grow­ers to con­sider: 3, 2.5, 2, 1.5 and 0 per cent.

“I’m en­cour­ag­ing all wool­grow­ers who are el­i­gi­ble to vote in WoolPoll not to de­lay and vote as soon as pos­si­ble.

“You can vote on­line at www.woolpoll.com.au, by post or by fax.”

All Aus­tralian wool­grow­ers who have paid wool levies to­talling $100 in the past three fi­nan­cial years are el­i­gi­ble to vote in WoolPoll 2018.

At a time when wool prices are at a sus­tained high, Mr Lawrie said it has never been a more important time for grow­ers to have their say on the levy rate for the next three years.

“It’s your wool, your choice, so please vote,” he said.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

VOT­ING: Syd Lawrie at Tumby Bay.

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