2018 WoolPoll Panel

The 2018 WoolPoll Panel was established to work on behalf of woolgrowers to ensure WoolPoll 2018 meets the statutory obligations set out in the Wool Services Privatisation (Wool Levy Poll) Regulations 2003, as well as encourage all eligible wool levy payers to have their say and vote.

AWI called on woolgrower representative groups including state farm organisations to each put forward three nominees for the 2018 WoolPoll Panel. To achieve the diverse representation recommended by previous WoolPoll Panels, AWI requested that each group’s nominations include a grower aged under 40 years and a female. For the first time, AWI convened a WoolPoll Panel Selection Committee to appoint Panel members based on their capacity to bring fresh ideas and draw on their broad grower networks to spread the message of the importance of voting.

The 2018 WoolPoll Panel is made up of woolgrower representatives from around the country, as well as a representative from the Australian Government and AWI Board. Woolgrower representatives were appointed to the Panel by an independent Selection Committee, convened for the first time this year by AWI.

Get in contact with your 2018 WoolPoll Panel members:

Sydney Lawrie

SA

0428 820 216

sydneylawrie@hotmail.com

John Hassell

WA

0428 875 073

boyangs@treko.net.au

Ed Storey

NSW

0438 309 500

storeye@nswfarmers.org.au

Candice Roberts

QLD

0415 806 002

candicealison@gmail.com

Steve Harrison

VIC

0427 468 303

slhgiffard@bigpond.com

Rob Ingram

NSW

0419 870 637

ingramrp@bigpond.net.au

Brenton Lush

SA

0432 664 834

bjlush@activ8.net.au

Richard Keniry

NSW

0427 878 541

richkeniry@kildara.com.au

Joann Wilkie

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Joann.Wilkie@agriculture.gov.au

Jock Laurie

AWI Board

0408 226 083

jocklaurie2@gmail.com

Message from the Panel Chair to woolgrowers

I’m privileged to be your Panel Chair for WoolPoll 2018 and lead such a diverse Panel representing woolgrowers from all regions across Australia.

We the Panel have worked closely with AWI to ensure that the Voter Information Memorandum provides you with the information you need when deciding how to place your vote.

I encourage you to take the time to sit down as a family or a business unit and discuss the future you want for your business and your industry.

This is such a critical vote for the industry, and an opportunity we get every 3 years that other industries don’t – IT’S YOUR WOOL, IT’S YOUR LEVY, IT’S YOUR VOTE!

 

Sydney Lawrie - Chair, 2018 WoolPoll Panel