Monthly Market Reports
Monthly insights into economic, finance and trade issues affecting global demand for wool, and what this means for the Australian wool industry.
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In consultation with stakeholders, AWI has developed its Strategic Plan for 2016/17 to 2018/19. The purpose of the Plan is to outline AWI's key investment priorities in research, development and marketing for the three years from 1 July 2016. In the lead up to the next WoolPoll, AWI will be measured against the targets set out in the Plan, through the independent Review of Performance.
In the three-months leading up to the release of the Strategic Plan on 1 July 2016, and as part of its development process, AWI released drafts of the Strategic Plan on this website for woolgrowers and representative groups to review. AWI appreciates the time that woolgrowers and representative groups took in reviewing the Plan and providing feedback to AWI.
AWI recently commenced work on a new consultation model. The new model will include a range of activities with the aim of improving our consultative processes to address the recommendations of Ernst & Young’s review of AWI’s performance and meet woolgrower and government expectations.
AWI began work by seeking woolgrower feedback on elements to be included in the new model at a workshop with 20 woolgrower representatives and a reprened to deliver more effective, respectful and meaningful engagement with woolgrowers, in particular redefining AWI’s Woolgrower Industry Consultative Committee (ICC). The workshop group considered the principles that should underpin the new model, and a summary from the day can be accessed here.
AWI will draw on this feedback from the workshop to develop a discussion paper. Further feedback will be sought from woolgrowers, with a view to rolling out the new model in 2019.
As the research, development and marketing organisation for the Australian wool industry, AWI works in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders along the supply chain - from woolgrowers to consumers.
AWI's key stakeholders include:
AWI implements a comprehensive planning and consultation cycle (PDF 67Kb) across its portfolios to ensure two-way dialogue with stakeholders and enable AWI to work with partners in developing its activities. While AWI consults a range of stakeholders, engagement with woolgrowers (AWI shareholders) is a key priority.
AWI engages stakeholders in a number of ways including:
Three of the more formal, regular consultation forums are:
AWI introduced the Woolgrower Industry Consultative Committee (ICC) in 2010 to formally and systematically engage with key woolgrower representative organisations.
The ICC's key role is to provide woolgrower input into AWI's business planning and priority-setting processes. The ICC also provides a forum for woolgrower representative organisations to provide feedback on issues relevant to AWI's research, development and marketing functions.
The ICC comprises the president or delegates of the following woolgrower representative organisations:
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is an observer of the ICC.
Briefing packs are provided to ICC representatives to distribute to their members.
ICC Meeting Record (PDF 96Kb)
Briefing pack (PDF 7.3Mb)
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ICC Meeting Record (PDF 7Mb)
Briefing Pack (PDF 65Kb)
The Bi-Annual Woolgrower Forum is an important forum for AWI to directly engage woolgrowers in its business planning activities.
Held at key periods in the business planning cycle, the key functions of the Bi-Annual Woolgrower Forum are to provide woolgrower advice on investment priorities, the development of AWI's Strategic and Annual Operating Plans and other industry issues.
AWI established the Animal Welfare Forum in 2009 as a forum for engaging key animal welfare organisations and researchers on sheep welfare issues.
The Animal Welfare Forum includes key stakeholders in animal health and welfare: RSPCA Australia; the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA); researchers from CSIRO, and Melbourne and Sydney universities; Animals Australia; Compassion in World Farming; and Animal Liberation.
The Animal Welfare Forum meets twice per year and allows for robust and open dialogue between parties on issues of importance to sheep health and welfare.