August 2011

Browse the IYC 2012 Australia August 2011 News Archive:

Leaders Summit Floats Council
18 August 2011
A meeting of Australian co-operative and mutual business leaders in Canberra on 17 August, found strong support for a representative body for the social business sector, which could occupy a similar position in the political landscape as the Business Council of Australia.
2012 Tasmanian Co-op Conference
24 August 2011
Co-operatives in Tasmanian have begun planning a conference for late 2012, to bring together the co-operative sector, academics, decision-makers and interested general public. A steering committee is underway with plans for the conference.
Pooling Together - Interview with Founding Chair Trent Bartlett
24 August 2011
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 to be the International Year of Co-operatives (IYC) and Trent Bartlett, founding chair of both Social Business Australia and Australia's Secretariat for the International Year of Co-operatives 2012, talks about Capricorn, IYC, and his vision for the co-operative movement with Achieving Business Excellence Online: August 2011.
NSW Farmers Fed Supports IYC 2012
24 August 2011
A motion unanimously adopted at the Annual Conference of the NSW Farmers Federation called for greater awareness of the ‘co-operative option' and the economic and social impacts of co-operatives, credit unions and mutual business in the 2012 UN declared International Year of Co-operatives.
What's Your Co-op Story?
24 August 2011 is a global, digital campaign which aims to promote the understanding and an appreciation of the co-operative sector.
Global News Hub
24 August 2011
Australian co-ops can feed news to a new global co-operative news hub, launched in September 2011.



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Hugh Jackman, actor and supporter of IYC 2012
"...In 2012, I hope everyone comes to better understand the transforming power of co-operatives all over the world including Australia."

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