Voting in WoolPoll 2018 closed 2 November. The participation rate of voting is outlined below compared to WoolPoll 2015.
|WoolPoll 2018||WoolPoll 2015|
|Number of valid voters (forms) returned||13,506||12,912|
|% valid voters (forms) returned||28.67%||31.83%|
|% valid votes returned||55.92%||50.68%|
In the 2020 WoolPoll Review, it was recommended that an additional question be put forward to levy payers for the 3-yearly cycle of WoolPoll to be changed to 5 years with the objective of providing greater stability in the levy rate.
This question is being put forward in the WoolPoll 2021 ballot paper to test the preference for a 5-yearly poll more widely with levy payers. This would inform the Government’s consideration of regulatory amendments that would be required to enact such a change. Should the frequency of the WoolPoll period change to 5 years, this could potentially provide industry with:
Should the frequency of WoolPoll not change AWI will continue on with a three-year strategic planning basis.