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Social Business Australia (SBA) was established to help increase the number of social businesses operating in Australia - supporting access to education and training for social business, greater capital investment in social business and a better industry profile. SBA was established in March 2010 - launched at Australian Parliament House, Canberra, with an address by Dame Pauline Green, President, International Co-operative Alliance. SBA was responsible for the formation of Australia's IYC National Committee in May 2010 and has established an IYC Secretariat to support the Committee - including the printing and postage costs of a National Call to Action information package mailed to all co-operatives, credit unions and mutuals throughout Australia in January 2011.
At 8:30 p.m on 29 December ABC1 showed the first of four programs on the People's Supermarket in the UK. The programs were first broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK in early 2011. The People's Supermarket was established in May 2010. Is the People's Supermarket a food co-operative or is it something else?
On behalf of all States and Territories, on 8 November 2011 NSW Fair Trading invited submissions on reporting requirements for small co-operatives. Submissions closed on the 7 December 2011. Seven submissions were received from - NSW Department of Education and training, the Co-operative Federation of Victoria Ltd, the Australian Accounting Standards Board, Co-operatives WA, Mark Snell and the Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society Co-operative Ltd.