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Australian Co-op features in international food security e-book
20 July 2012
Australia's largest co-operative, CBH, has featured in a e-book on food security. The e-book, titled Co-operatives Build a Better World Through Food, is the first in a series of planned e-books on how co-operatives build a better world.
Victorian Government offers grants to kick start food and fibre co-ops
19 July 2012
The Victorian Government has committed $5 million to help establish food and fibre marketing co-operatives. Managed in partnership by the Department of Primary Industries and Rural Finance, the Food and Fibre Marketing Co-operative Grants program will provide funding to promote the establishment of new marketing co-operatives in the food and fibre industries.
Big Co-op Conversation #5 - Next Gen Capitalism Forum - Profit, People, Planet
19 July 2012
Next Generation Capitalism – profit, people, planet, will bring together leading thinkers and practitioners to discuss business and economics that work for community value. The forum is being offered as a free event as part of the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives.
Hepburn Wind honoured with World Wind Energy Award 2012
9 July 2012
Hepburn Wind has been awarded the World Wind Energy Award 2012 at the World Wind Energy Conference in Bonn, Germany. As the first co-operatively owned and managed wind farm in Australia, Hepburn has two turbines that power over 1750 homes.
Your Time to Shine - International Day of Co-operatives
04 July 2012
International Co-operative Day (IDC) on 7 July is a day of global co-operative action. IDC is celebrated on the first Saturday in July.
Co-ops championed in House of Reps
27 June 2012
Federal parliament debated the role of co-operatives in Australian communities and the economy and the need to continue working with the States and Territories to implement nationally consistent laws governing co-operatives, at the Monday, 25 June sitting.
Big Co-op Conversations on the horizon
26 June 2012
Big Co-operative Conversations 5 and 6: Next Generation Capitalism, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 and CRG Energy Symposium, Monday, 3 September 2012.
15 June 2012
iCooperate is a global campaign for members of co-operatives to identify themselves and share their stories in the lead up to the International Day of Co-operatives (July 7) and beyond.
Co-operatives no longer in statistical Siberia
28 May 2012
Australian co-operatives have featured prominently in the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2012 Year Book, which was released last week at the National Library of Australia in Canberra.
Australia sends co-operative ‘thought leaders’ to Quebec Imagine Conference
24 May 2012
Australia will have several industry representatives at the Imagine 2012 Conference, an international conference on co-operative economics, in Quebec City, Canada, October 6-8.

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