AWGA represents the priorities of all growers at the highest levels.
"Representation matters, in the media, in the board room, wherever,” says Monica Ley.
“If you can’t see it’s possible for someone who looks like you, who shares your unique set of experiences, you’ll be discouraged.” Read the full article here.
Wool growers have been warned to address cultural issues in their levy-funded body Australian Wool Innovation this year, in a roundtable called by Agriculture minister David Littleproud.
AWGA Director, Robert Ingram, said he believed the minister is frustrated that AWI will not respond to and support the position of a significant number of its shareholders/stakeholders and that he has lost confidence in AWI to solve the problems. Read the full article here.
The Australian Wool Growers' Association (AWGA) have today announced the appointment of another two women to their board, further demonstrating their commitment to equality in representation.
The two appointments of Dr Sabrina Lomax and South Australian woolgrower Monica Ley follow the earlier introduction of Angela Byron and Emily Riggs to the AWGA board. Read the full article here.
AWGA says the latest attack on wool by animal activists is an attack on the livelihood of Australian farmers. "Sheep welfare is the number one priority for all wool growers - more than 85 per cent of the industry has adopted one of four available types of pain relief during this necessary 30 second procedure," AWGA President Robert McBride said.
"Without this necessary surgery, sheep are at risk of a prolonged and agonising death from flystrike. Unfortunately, animal rights groups don't like to acknowledge these tremendous advances and improvements in welfare." Read the full article here.
Australia Wool Growers' Association has welcomed its second female director in the space of a month, heralding a push towards more gender equality on the board.
South Australian wool grower and fashion designer Emily Riggs is newest director, joining Angela Byron, who became the first female director on the AWGA board in August. Read the full article here.
Australian Wool Growers Association's newest director Paul Cocking says that research and development within the wool industry needs an overhaul. Read the full article here.
The Australian Workers Union has compliance concerns - but Angela Byron of the Australian Wool Growers Association says it’s not the time to point fingers. Watch the interview with WIN News here.
AWI has rejected requests from peak grower body WoolProducers Australia, the Australian Wool Growers Association and its WoolPoll Panel to release details on its current reserves, projected income and wool production forecasts and current project commitments.
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The Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) have welcomed the recent appointment of a new director, Angela Byron. Read the full article on FarmOnline here.