Volume 65 | March 11th 2021
The New South Wales Wine Industry Association represents the interests of all NSW wine producers and grape growers. Our aim is for the NSW Wine Industry Association to advocate for the NSW Wine Industry and provide information and a sense of belonging to our members.
With the imminent arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines we wanted to point you in the direction of some early information about your obligations under the model WHS laws and how these relate to COVID-19 vaccines in the workplace.
Please click on the below links for information:
Are you currently exporting or were you exporting prior to the impacts of COVID-19, bushfires or drought? 

Would you like financial assistance with export costs?

Do you have a minimum of three full time equivalent employees?
The New South Wales Government is assisting businesses in accessing global markets by supporting export marketing and development activities through the $10 million NSW Government Export Assistance Grants scheme.
Reimbursement of 50% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $10,000 per eligible business is available for current or previously exporting businesses enabling access to new or re-entering previous markets.

But hurry, applications close on 30 June 2021 or when program funding is fully allocated.

For more details including eligibility and how to apply, visit the Service NSW website.
Charles Sturt University student Anne Johnson has been named the recipient of Wine Australia’s Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award 2021 to support her research exploring the benefits of agroecology in Australian viticulture and barriers to its adoption.
The Award, named in honour of the late Dr Tony Jordan OAM, recognises the most outstanding applicant of Wine Australia’s annual scholarships for postgraduate students in the fields of wine, viticulture, and wine business research
Mrs Johnson's PhD, through the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre, will study the adoption of agroecology – the use of nature’s ecosystem services in farming practices – to understand what discourages growers from embracing its use more broadly.
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+ If you didn't read our last Special Edition newsletter on registering for the new Dine & Discover vouchers, check it out HERE