November 2012

Browse the IYC 2012 Australia November 2012 News:

New National Regulations for Co-Ops: Have Your Say
20 November 2012
More than 600 co-operatives across NSW will benefit from proposed new national regulations designed to reduce red tape and add a competitive edge, the NSW Commissioner for Fair Trading, Rod Stowe, announced today.
2012 National Co-op Conference Wrap-Up
6 November 2012
International Co-operative Alliance President Dame Pauline Green says, "One billion owners cannot be wrong" – Dame Pauline is referring to the number of co-operative members worldwide. We say 250 co-ops can't be wrong – that's the number of co-ops and co-operative representatives who came together in Port Macquarie on 24-26 October to discuss the future of our co-operative sector.
Big Co-op Conversation #13 - Co-operative Identity Workshop
5 November 2012
Co-operatives Victoria Open Workshop. Cooperative Identity Programme for Directors, Managers and Members. A Chris Cooper Workshop on 7 November 2012, 10am-4.30pm.
Co-operatives urge new era of collaboration
2 November 2012
The next phase of co-operative business development in Australia would be determined by the willingness of the sector to come together and speak with a unified voice, was a clear message coming out of last week’s National Co-operatives Conference in Port Macquarie, the official closing event of the International Year of Co-operatives (IYC) in Australia.
Co-ops serve up leadership feast with Australia's best known foodie
1 November 2012
National awards recognising outstanding leadership in the field of co-operative business development were presented at a gala dinner fronted by celebrity cook Maggie Beer in Port Macquarie last Thursday 25 October. The awards were the highlight of a two-day national conference celebrating the role of co-operatives in the Australian economy capping off the United Nations declared International Year of Co-operatives.



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Bob Debus AM, Patron
Bob Debus AM, Patron IYC 2012
"People are looking for institutions they can trust. However [co-ops] strength is not only financial, it is ethical. Co-operatives are social businesses."

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