Building a Better Australia – the Official IYC 2012 Year Book
23 January 2012
The UN International Year of Co-operatives has brought our people-centred business model to the world's attention showing that above all, that the co-op model is a serious business structure with scale - not just a ‘feel good’ alternative to business as usual - and one that came through the global financial crisis with flying colours.
"...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."