December 2011

Browse the IYC 2012 Australia December 2011 News:

National launch of the International Year of Co-operatives
07 December 2011
A single national law will replace separate legislation in each state and territory.
Big Co-op Conversations #2 - The John Lewis Partnership
18 December 2011
If you are in Melbourne on 24 January 2012, you have the chance to hear about the fascinating history of the John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets. With no public equity, the UK retail giant distributes all residuals profits to its employees - called Partners - the annual bonuses paid to employees over the last 50 years has been 16%.
AM Institute 2012 Business Strategy Forum
23 December 2011
The AM Institute 2012 Business Strategy Forum will be held at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, 3-4 March 2012. Mervyn Wilson, Principal of the UK Co-operative College is a keynote speaker on the program. The 2012 program will lend itself to a broad range of participants from the credit union, mutual and co-operative sector and will consider International Year of Co-operatives themes.
Co-operative housing provider wins major urban design award
21 December 2011
An affordable housing project developed by housing co-operative - Common Equity Housing Ltd - has won the 2011 UDIA (Urban Development Institute of Australia) Victoria Awards for Excellence.



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Peter Russell-Clarke
Iconic TV chef and co-ops champion, Peter Russell-Clarke
"...because a lot of profit made from human effort is vanishing out of the local community where it is generated, we are becoming acutely aware that we need to join hands and protect each other by striving together to the benefit of our neighbours as well as our own family. We need to co-operate with each other - Bravo the co-operatives amongst you."

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