Co-operative Capital Units (CCUs) Symposia


UWA Business School - Don Voelte & Nancy Keegan Case Study Room 101
Hackett Entrance No 4, Hackett Drive
Crawley 6009
31° 58' 55.2072" S, 115° 49' 14.1672" E
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  • Professor Tim Mazzarol (The University of Western Australia)
  • Peter Wells (Co-operatives WA)


The CCUs Symposia will bring together legal and accounting professionals to explore the implementation of the Co-operative Capital Unit financial instrument, recently introduced in Western Australia under the Co‐operatives Act 2009 (WA).

1. CCUs in Action (Alex Sceales, Sceales & Co - specialist tax lawyers)

2. CCU structure and potential as an equity instrument (Winthrop Professor John Watson UWA; and Dr Elena Limnios, University of Western Australia)

Afternoon tea

3. Workshop - How would you structure a CCU and why? What are the legal and accounting implications of the use of CCU instruments? How can the identified management/control concerns be addressed? Are there any legislative restraints that should be reviewed?

4. Informal panel discussion - Reporting on workshop outcomes, questions and answers.

A report of the outcomes of the symposia will be circulated back to participants for their information and commenting.

Who Should Attend

People in the co-operative sector who hold the following positions - director of finance; Chief Financial Officer; in-house or external accountant, auditor, financial adviser, bankers to co-operatives and lawyers with co-operative clients.


RSVP by Friday, 4 May 2012


T. 9368 5155




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