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Beyond the Bale : September 2015
YOUR LEVY WORKING FOR YOU WOOLPOLL 2015: Voting in WoolPoll 2015 opens on 14 September, giving woolgrowers a chance to have a say on the future of their industry. Eligible wool levy payers have a vital role in determining the level of industry investment in research, development and marketing through AWI by voting on the levy rate for the next three years. Over the coming weeks woolgrowers will receive a range of information to help them make an informed decision on their vote in WoolPoll 2015. This information includes the 2013- 2015 report to woolgrowers Your Levy Working for You, the Voter Information Memorandum, WoolPoll voting papers and a summary of the independent Review of Performance that will be sent directly to eligible levy payers. The Your Levy Working for You report provides woolgrowers with valuable information about how levies were invested over the past three years, the benefits delivered to woolgrowers and an insight into AWI's future investment plans. The Voter Information Memorandum contains information on the WoolPoll voting process, the independent WoolPoll Panel, AWI's recommendation, and how AWI proposes to invest levy funds over the next three years. The WoolPoll voting papers will be sent to eligible levy payers with the Voter Information Memorandum. Wool levy payers can vote by post or online from 14 September until 5pm AEST on 30 October 2015. Over the coming week, levy payers will start to receive their voter entitlement letters. If you have not received this by 1 September, please call Link Market Services on 1800 113 373. AWI Chairman, Wal Merriman thanked the independent WoolPoll Panel 2015, chaired by Queensland woolgrower Will Roberts, for its tireless work in ensuring WoolPoll has been managed in line with the WoolPoll Regulations and statutory requirements. "Voting at WoolPoll 2015 places the ongoing stability and success of Australia's wool industry firmly in your hands. Your voice is valuable and we need to hear it. I urge you to vote in WoolPoll 2015," he said. INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF AWI'S PERFORMANCE AWI is required to have an Independent Review of Performance (ROP) conducted every three years, to assist woolgrowers determine the value for money they receive and benefits delivered. Deloitte Private has recently completed the report for the three years from July 2012 to June 2015, which shows that AWI's actions and investments over the past three years have contributed to increasing market demand and rising wool prices. The ROP concluded that organisational improvements, including engagement and collaboration, governance and operations, strategy and structure had created value for woolgrowers in several ways: • Increased market demand through AWI's marketing and promotion activities • Higher wool prices, in part attributed to AWI's marketing and promotion activities • Improved on-farm and off-farm productivity through AWI's R&D activities • Cost savings as a result of AWI's on-farm and off-farm R&D activities. Woolgrowers will receive a summary of this ROP report with their WoolPoll Voter Information Memorandum. The full ROP report is available at www.woolpoll.com.au MORE INFORMATION: www.woolpoll.com.au RETURNS ON INVESTMENT AWI is committed to providing quantifiable returns on investment. Independent analysis of AWI's current investment programs shows significant benefit to woolgrowers, including: • AWI's Lifetime Ewe Management training program, which returned up to $44 on every $1 invested. • The Wild Dogs control program returned $9 on every $1 invested by AWI. • Supply Chain Diversification returned $4.10 on every $1 invested. • The Cool Wool marketing program returned $3.10 on every $1 invested. • The development of the Sports and Outdoor category returned $6.30 on every $1 invested. • The China Luxury program returned up to $3.80 on every $1 invested. AWI ROADSHOW During September and October, AWI will be on the road hosting seminars in key wool-growing regions across Australia. AWI CEO Stuart McCullough invites you to join him to discuss how AWI has performed over the past three years and the plans for the future. Tuesday 1 September Deniliquin, NSW Wednesday 2 September West Wyalong, NSW Thursday 3 September Young, NSW Monday 7 September Katanning, WA Northam, WA Tuesday 8 September Lake King, WA Wednesday 9 September Esperance, WA Thursday 10 September Adelaide, SA Thursday 17 September Inverell, NSW Friday 18 September Walcha, NSW Monday 21 September Kangaroo Island, SA Tuesday 22 September Orroroo, SA Wednesday 23 September Broken Hill, NSW Friday 25 September Dubbo, NSW Mudgee, NSW Tuesday 29 September Longreach, Qld Wednesday 30 September Charleville, Qld Thursday 1 October Campbell Town, Tas Friday 2 October Casterton, Vic Naracoorte, SA Tuesday 6 October Cooma, NSW Yass, NSW Wednesday 7 October Wagga Wagga, NSW MORE INFORMATION For more information about venues and times, and to register, visit www.woolpoll.com.au or call the AWI Helpline on 1800 070 099.