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National Co-operatives Fortnight asks co-ops to Open (the) Doors
23 May 2012
National Co-ops Fortnight runs September 10-24. Join in!
Maleny Co-ops festival to mark National Co-operatives Fortnight
21 May 2012
Maleny Co-ops festival to mark National Co-operatives Fortnight.
Manufacturing hopes rest on union-supported co-operative ventures
Australian unions have endorsed the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) support for co-operative operations, recognising the critical role they play in advancing the organisation’s Global Employment Agenda and promoting decent work.
Employee ownership: Interview with Sir Stuart Hampson
11 May 2012
Interview with Sir Stuart Hampson, a leading British retailer and a champion of the employee share ownership is in Australia to promote the idea.
New co-operatives laws to cut costs and reduce red tape
10 May 2012
In a national first, the New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today welcomed the passage of legislation to empower co-operatives, slash red tape and reduce costs.
Co-op Capitalism
25 April 2012
Charles Gould, ICA Director-General's Blog, Not Just Business as Usual, dated 25 April 2012. Noreena Hertz, at the School of Finance at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, has written recently about the need, in this post-luxe era, to replace Gucci capitalism with coop capitalism.
Australian Greens lead Global Greens support for co-op business
04 May 2012
Green parties from around the world have shown their support for the co-operative model.
Co-operatives feature in ABS Year Book Australia
04 May 2012
The 2012 edition of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Year Book Australia reflects on the National Year of Reading, the Australian Year of the Farmer and the International Year of Co-operatives. This is an important moment for Australian co-operatives to take centre stage as a business model of scale deserving of statisical mapping.
Employee ownership offers SMEs bright future
30 April 2012
Special co-op rate for the employee ownership event of the year, 10 May, Melbourne.
Big Co-op Conversations #4
26 April 2012
Attend Big Co-op Conversations #4 which will discuss Creating Regional Prosperity through Co-operative Business Models. To be held on 11 May 2012, 2-4 pm at the Lewis Lecture Theatre, University of New England.

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