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Communication

ASWGA facilitates regular two-way communication between growers and their customers. Each year the President or a council representative visits our customers who give advice and feedback to ASWGA allowing growers to adapt where necessary and meet market needs.

Grower members are kept informed by ASWGA through regular meetings being held in each region, regular email updates, council newsletters that are sent to all members after each council meeting and an annual magazine that is also distributed to all members.

This ASWGA website is updated with news, regional activities and connections. Refer to the News + Events page.

 

Liaison

Grower members belong to one of eight ASWGA regions and are represented at National Council by a delegate from that region. Through this process consultation happens within and across key grower regions. The ASWGA regions are New England, Mudgee, Goulburn/Yass, Albury, Ararat/Barunah, Hamilton, Tasmania and Western Australia. ASWGA also consults with grower members in other areas such as South Australia and southern Queensland. Please see the contact page for contact details.

Lobbying Government

ASWGA is strictly non-partisan but will represent the best interests of the industry and lobby where appropriate on behalf of members on market access and environmental, animal welfare and trade issues.

Market/production reports

ASWGA conducts surveys of members’ production intentions and requirements for future operations. This information provides valuable advice to industry on trends, thus helping industry decision making. Comprehensive current market and production reports are also sent to ASWGA mill members.

Working with industry bodies

ASWGA represents the interests of members, and superfine wool growers in general, to industry bodies, particularly:

Australian Wool Innovation Ltd (AWI),
Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA),
Australian Wool Exchange Ltd (AWEX),
International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO)
Federation of Australian Wool Organisations (FAWO).
The Sheep Cooperative Research Centre, and
Australian Wool Producers Animal Health & Welfare Committee.

Read about which industry bodies ASWGA works with here.