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Wool Stocktake : Annual Report 2006-07
57 Australian Wool Innovation Limited 2006/07 industry And government relAtions And trAde development Target To ensure that industry and government stakeholders regard AWI as transparent, accountable and delivering value on investment. Performance against target –AWI undertook meetings with key government and industry stakeholders in June to receive a brieﬁng on their current issues and future plans, and to provide them with an update on current key AWI activities. Meetings were also held with Parliamentary Secretary Sussan Ley in October and March to provide an update on AWI’s performance on performing its functions and in delivery of the Government’s broad priorities for industry R&D. –In April 2007 AWI held an industry consultation workshop on the AWI Strategic Plan. The workshop was attended by industry and government representatives. –Industry Information Exchanges were held with industry associations and State Farmer Organisations to ensure that these key groups are well informed about AWI RDI, marketing and other activities. –Six Merino wool industry participants (sourced from WoolProducers, Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and a leading woolgrower/Nufﬁeld Scholar) completed the 2006 Industry Leaders Research tour in China in August/September. –Three ‘Next Generation’ workshops were held in October, January and March, which were attended by under-35 year olds from across the wool industry, from woolgrowers to brokers and designers. The group was provided with insight into AWI company direction, research, development and marketing priorities, both on and off-farm. –The AWI Statutory Funding Agreement 2007-10 was executed by the Chairman and the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and is effective as of 1 July 2007. –AWI continued to take a leading role in the Wo ol and Sheep Industry Taskforce, which was formed to respond to the campaign by extremist animal rights groups against the Australian wool industry. During 2006/07, the Ta s k f o r c e ’s global strategy to minimise the campaign continued to be vigorously applied to ensure a positive outcome for the Australian industry. –The ninth round of China FTA Negotiations was completed in June, however overall progress of the negotiations has been very slow. AWI and the Australian Wo ol Industry Free Tr ade Committee have been working with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Tr ade to ensure that wool, as Australia’s second largest export to China, is well represented on the agenda. –AWI has contracted the University of Queensland’s China Agricultural Economics Group to undertake an agricultural technical assistance project in China aimed at improving China’s wool supply chain. This program is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. The ﬁrst phase of this project has been completed, with the implementation phase scheduled for early 2008.
AWI Annual Report 2007-08