Wool Board Slow to ChangeTuesday, Nov 21, 2000
The Wool Board is struggling to gain the confidence of many growers as it tries to manage the restructure
recommended by the McKinsey Report.
It seems that the quaint and now, outdated voting system favours individual producers with larger production
One wonders if central government voting was based onthe amount of individual or company tax paid
what sort of government would result!
It seems that the wool industry is indulging in a little taxation without representationand the indifference
of the majority of voters may lie with the fact that they have come to realise that their
opinion does not carry any weight in a vote.
Is a self indulgent folly perpetuated by the current leaders of the industry to continue with a voting
system that was designed to slow change at a time when change is desperately needed?
The short step from optimism to indifference has again been traversed by the wool industry and probably
for the same reasons that all the prior restructuring proposals have been abandoned – the
vested interests have out smarted the average producer – and so the indifference.
The wool industry deserves betterand is capable of better.