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Mikel Lezamiz, Director of Co-operative Dissemination, Mondragon Corporation, spoke about the extent and nature of the Mondragon Co-operative Corporation in the Basque region of Spain.
He said that there were 120 co-operatives - 120 industrial, 1 credit, 1 consumer, 4 agricultural, 8 education, 14 research and 5 services.
The Hon. Dr Race Mathews, co-operative historian and author, also reported to the conference that between 2006 and 2007 annual sales had increased by 12.4% to $US 20 billion and employment had increased by 24% from 83,601 to 103,731.
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.