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AWI chairman Wal Merriman to stay while shareholders support him

Terry Sim, 18 October 2017

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman has indicated he won’t be resigning despite calls to stand down, after he swore at an ABC reporter for questioning him about the AWI leader’s covert observation of Merino breeders behind a one-way mirror.

AWI board candidate to ask wool growers to deny chairman Merriman their proxies

Terry Sim, 09 October 2017

NEW South Wales wool broker and Australian Wool Innovation board candidate Don Macdonald will ask major wool growers not to give undirected voting proxies to AWI chairman Wal Merriman in the 2017 board election campaign.

AWI-funded focus group session fails ‘wool grower’ pub test

Terry Sim, 08 September 2017

NATIONAL wool producer bodies have backed MERINOSELECT Merino ram breeders who believe a focus group session earlier this year has failed AWI’s ‘wool grower test’.

The Merino man behind the mirror: AWI’s Wal Merriman

Terry Sim, 06 September 2017

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman has admitted observing a focus group of performance-recording Merino breeders from behind a one-way mirror in Sydney in June this year without their knowledge.

Wool Exchange Portal to compete with auction and online systems

Terry Sim, 21 November 2016

RAW wool would be available for 24/7 purchase via a bulletin board within a proposed Wool Exchange Portal created by Australia’s wool grower-funded body Australian Wool Innovation.

Wool has a problem with productivity – Burbidge

Guest Author, 29 October 2015

With voting in WoolPoll 2015 due to close tomorrow, NSW woolgrower and zero wool levy proponent Grant Burbidge responds to AWI chairman Wal Merriman’s defence of AWI’s marketing, research, development and extension programs.

AWI chairman Wal Merriman defends wool body’s initiatives

Guest Author, 19 October 2015

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation chairman, NSW stud owner and commercial wooIgrower Wal Merriman outlines the impact of AWI’s campaigns in response to a recent letter written by NSW woolgrower Grant Burbidge.