(a) To promote the advancement of earthworm husbandry, throughout Australia
and to promote community involvement in vermiculture, including promoting the
benefits of earthworms and their associated products.
(b) To encourage and set high standards within the worm growing community, to
establish and recommend adherence to a code of ethics for such community, and
require all AWGA members to adopt and maintain those standards and that code
(c) To facilitate cooperation between earthworm growers through the exchange
of ideas, skills and information, to provide for training and professional development
of all people engaged in earthworm growing, and to encourage links and interaction
between earthworm growers.
(d) To select, determine and foster standards of selling worms and worm products
(e) To educate the community, Government agencies, the media and educational
establishments through agricultural, horticultural and environmental displays.
(f) To support members of the Association in matters of mutual concern and interest
and to represent their collective views on any matter concerning the Association
or its members.
Code of Ethics
1 - No member will at any, time impugn the reputation of a fellow member.
2 - No member shall attempt to interfere with another's sale or contract, but
will endeavour to the best of his/her ability, to help in the satisfactory,
completion of that sale or contract.
3 - Members will endeavour to enhance the reputation of the Association by presenting
products of the highest possible standard.
4 - Advertisements shall comply with Commonwealth law and the law of a relevant
State or Territory.
5 - Advertisements shall be truthful and shall not be misleading or deceptive.
6 - Advertisements shall be clearly distinguishable as such.
7 - Advertisements of a controversial nature shall disclose their source.
8 - Advertisements shall not disparage identifiable products, services or competitors
in an unfair or misleading way.
9 - Scientific, statistical or other research data quoted in advertisements
shall be neither misleading nor irrelevant.
10 - Testimonials used in advertisements shall honestly reflect the sentiments
of the individuals represented. Claims in testimonials are subject to the same
rules as other advertising.
11 - All guarantees or warranties referred to in advertisements shall comply
with the provisions laid down by Commonwealth law and the law of the relevant
State or Territory.