WoolPoll Review

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Public consultation on the WoolPoll Review is closed. Thank you to all those who participated.

We are reviewing WoolPoll in 2020 to deliver on a recommendation made in EY’s 2018 review of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)’s performance and governance.

AWI is the research and development corporation that receives and invests woolgrowers’ levy funds. They deliver research and development, marketing and other activities to benefit the Australian wool industry. AWI conducts WoolPoll every 3 years. This poll allows wool levy payers to vote on their preferred levy rate.

AWI is responsible for implementing EY’s recommendations. We administer the legislation that regulates WoolPoll and have agreed to conduct this review.

This review will examine whether WoolPoll remains an appropriate and contemporary process that provides government with assurance about what wool levy payers want their levy rate to be. The review will make recommendations to the department, AWI and the wool industry about how to optimise the WoolPoll mechanism.

Feedback on the review

The agricultural levy system, which includes WoolPoll, is a partnership between industry and government.

From 28 April to 12 June 2020, we invited all wool levy payers and interested wool industry stakeholders to contribute their perspectives.

Thank you for all those who participated. Your feedback will help shape a robust and accurate WoolPoll review.

Read non-confidential submissions received:

These documents may not meet accessibility requirements. If you need help, contact animalproducts@awe.gov.au.

What happens next

We will review all the responses and written submissions that we have received.

We expect to hold targeted meetings in June and July 2020. We will use these to follow up on key issues raised in submissions as required. We will ask for feedback using phone and video due to the current circumstances.

We will outline the review’s findings and any recommendations in a report. We expect to publish the final report in September 2020.

Public consultation on the WoolPoll Review is closed. Thank you to all those who participated.

We are reviewing WoolPoll in 2020 to deliver on a recommendation made in EY’s 2018 review of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)’s performance and governance.

AWI is the research and development corporation that receives and invests woolgrowers’ levy funds. They deliver research and development, marketing and other activities to benefit the Australian wool industry. AWI conducts WoolPoll every 3 years. This poll allows wool levy payers to vote on their preferred levy rate.

AWI is responsible for implementing EY’s recommendations. We administer the legislation that regulates WoolPoll and have agreed to conduct this review.

This review will examine whether WoolPoll remains an appropriate and contemporary process that provides government with assurance about what wool levy payers want their levy rate to be. The review will make recommendations to the department, AWI and the wool industry about how to optimise the WoolPoll mechanism.

Feedback on the review

The agricultural levy system, which includes WoolPoll, is a partnership between industry and government.

From 28 April to 12 June 2020, we invited all wool levy payers and interested wool industry stakeholders to contribute their perspectives.

Thank you for all those who participated. Your feedback will help shape a robust and accurate WoolPoll review.

Read non-confidential submissions received:

These documents may not meet accessibility requirements. If you need help, contact animalproducts@awe.gov.au.

What happens next

We will review all the responses and written submissions that we have received.

We expect to hold targeted meetings in June and July 2020. We will use these to follow up on key issues raised in submissions as required. We will ask for feedback using phone and video due to the current circumstances.

We will outline the review’s findings and any recommendations in a report. We expect to publish the final report in September 2020.