Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman has rejected allegations the industry group was not spending enough money on genetic evaluation due to his perceived conflict of interest.
In response to Annabelle Cleeland’s article – “Dr Swan’s lucrative flight from AWI’s nest”, posted on Farmonline of the 26th of October 2017.
Queensland Senator Barry O’Sullivan is calling for an investigation into Australian Wool Innovation.
AFTER five hours combating political heat at Senate estimates, there question is where to now for Australian Wool Innovation?
Former Australian Wool Innovation executive Paul Swan is raking-in an estimated $3000 a day in private consulting fees to the industry body.
WOOLPRODUCERS Australia remains dissatisfied with AWI Chair Wal Merriman’s apologies for his recent indiscretions.
AWI chairman Wal Merriman can control up to half the votes cast at board elections, as Senates Estimates reveal the chairman’s powerful grip on woolgrower voting.
Follow the action as embattled Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman appears at the Senate supplementary budget estimates hearings in Canberra.
The reported dysfunction of Australian Wool Innovation in recent weeks is behind calls for a review into the Research and Development Corporation model.
An express post letter of apology has been sent to stud principals present during the so-called ‘man-in-the-mirror’ event from Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman.