AWI Statement on Online Auction System

As at midday Monday (March 2, 2020) some wool brokers still can’t access the system.

Growers have been worried about the auction system being offline this past week due to an offshore cyber-attack and we have had concerns stretching back to 2014 about the over reliance on the one platform.

The last thing any of us want is any further delay in the selling of wool to crucial export markets.

We trust that security has been improved and the ongoing disruption to the auction system will be resolved quickly.

The prolonged drought has already meant many growers have been under extreme cash flow pressure, they are suffering and deserve to be able to offer to sell their wool when they wish and not be put off due to the failure of an offshore based system.

Growers deserve a robust selling system that is not vulnerable to attack.

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