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Australian wool production unchanged in 2014/15 and predicted to ease in 2015/16

  • The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee forecasts shorn wool production for 2014/15 at 341 mkg, the same as the 2013/14 level. This reflects a small drop in shorn sheep numbers offset by higher average fleece weights.
  • The Committee’s first projection for 2015/16 has been set at 332 mkg, down by 2.7% from 2014/15, a result of lower sheep numbers arising from the high sheep and lamb turn-off rates this season.

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Key Test Data Summary for March 2015

The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for March 2015 compared with the same period last season are: +9.4%, +11.6% and +12.2% respectively.

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Methyl Bromide - Pesticide still in use on strawberries

Pesticide banned worldwide still used to grow 70% of Australian strawberries.

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Children's Nightwear Regulations - Overview NZ & AU

Are you keeping your child safe at night?

An oveview of children's nightwear regulations in New Zealand and Australia.

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Consultation for options to limit consumer exposure to hazardous azo dyes

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is considering options to limit consumer exposure to hazardous azo dyes in certain clothing, textiles and leather goods.

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