STOCK AND LAND: Wool industry reminded to beware trading with North Korea

(Watch the senate estimates exchange between Senator McKenzie and AWI CEO Stuart McCullough here.) By Chris McLennan Australia’s wool industry was given a slap on the wrist in Federal Parliament yesterday for inadvertently planning to breach trade sanctions against North Korea. Australian Wool Innovation chief executive officer Stuart McCullough came under tough questioning in a…

ABC RURAL: North Korea highlighted as emerging market by Australian Wool Innovation

(*Watch estimates exchange between Senator McKenzie and AWI CEO Stuart McCullough here.) By national rural reporter Kath Sullivan Australia’s major wool research and marketing body has been forced to back down after identifying North Korea as an emerging market for Australian producers in a strategic document. The taxpayer and farmer-funded Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) listed the rogue…

SHEEP CENTRAL: No WoolQ revenue after $6.3 million spent over five years

(*Watch Senator McKenzie’s exchange during senate estimates with AWI chief operations officer John Roberts here.) By Terry Sim AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has spent $6.3 million in growers’ levy funds on the WoolQ Market platform over the past five years but it has failed to generate any revenue, Senate Estimates was told yesterday. Rural and Regional…

ALP sells out regional Victoria for inner-city votes

The Australian Senate today supported The Nationals call for the Victorian Labor Government to immediately reverse its decision to severely restrict the 2021 duck season. The Senate agreed that restrictions imposed by the Andrews Government were politically motivated to unfairly target law-abiding duck hunters and the rural communities their sustainable game hunting supported. The Victorian…