Sheep Welfare

WoolProducers is the only wool industry member of Animal Health Australia (AHA) and is responsible for the expenditure of levy collected under the Australian Animal Health Council (Live-stock Industries) Funding Act 1996 in the area of animal health, welfare and biosecurity on behalf of the wool industry.

WPA’s relationship with AHA requires an over-sighting/decision making role regarding the spending of wool industry health and welfare levies. This involves an oversight and check in relation to two important components: The Sheep Industry Trust Fund (SITF) and Wool Industry Reserves.

WPA, like all members pay an annual subscription fee to AHA for core subscription funded programs and the WPA Board is responsible for the direction of levies to fund special funded programs.

Safety and Sheep Welfare Poster

...'IN THIS SHEARING OPERATION, SAFETY AND SHEEP WELFARE ARE A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY. GOOD COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTRACTORS, SHEARING TEAMS AND…

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Australian Animal Welfare Standards & Guidelines

The states and territories are working to develop and implement nationally consistent animal welfare standards and guidelines...

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National Primary Industries RD&E Framework

The National Primary Industries RD&E Framework was developed with the direct purpose to ‘facilitate greater coordination among...

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Lower wool volumes mean reduced income for woolgrowers

MEDIA RELEASE WoolProducers strongly believe that half of a percent is better in growers' pockets in order to rebuild their own businesses when the season changes, rather than in the coffers of AWI, whose recent media statements of a 36 per cent reduction in income if a lower levy is voted in misses the fact that their own levy payers are the ones who will miss out financially.

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Bipartisan support of TPP-11 important for Australian wool exports

MEDIA RELEASE WoolProducers is calling for bipartisan support of enabling legislation for TPP-11 in the Senate. Passing the legislation will enable early ratification of TPP-11, which will benefit Australian wool growers through continued market accessibility.

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