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IYC Conference - Better Australia

BuildingaBetterAustralia 001There was a book launch on 24 October 2012 - Building a Better Australia - 50 Stories of Co-operation.  Building a Better Australia was written by Mark Derby and published by the 2012 IYC Australia as a commemorative edition - briefly profiling mutuals, credit unions and co-operatives.

ACT (2) :Traditional Credit Union and West Belconnen Health Co-operative.

New South Wales (26) : ABACUS, Aboriginal Medical Service, Alfalfa House,  Australegal, Batlow Fruit, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists, Bathurst Wholefoods, Community First Mutual, Community Mutual, Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative,  Ethnic Child Care Families and Communities, Hastings Co-operative,  Hunternet,  Independent Liquor Group, Labour Co-operative, LOD Co-operative Haulage and Transport, Macleay Regional Co-operative,  Norco Co-operative, Plumbers Supplies Coperative, St. George Cabs, Tantrum Theatre Co-operative, Tertairy Access Group Co-operative, Tranby Co-operative College, University Co-operative Bookshop. Westfund Health Insurance and Yenda Producers Co-operative..

Queensland (3): Friends of the Earth, Maleny and Reverse Garbage.

South Australia (3): Community Co-operative Store, Lenswood Cold Stores and Master Butchers Co-operative.

Tasmania (1): Cohousing

Victoria (8): bankmecu,  BEST Community Development, CEHL, Fitzroy and Carlton Community Credit Co-operative, Hepburn Wind, Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Ltd, Southern Quality Produce Co-operative Ltd, Terang Co-operative and Westgate Health Co-operative.

Western Australia ( 8) : Capricorn, CBH, Cooperatives WA, Geraldton Fishermen's, Mount Barker Co-operative, Ravensdown, Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia and Sweeter Banana.

It is an invaluable reference source of the variety of co-operatives throughout Australia. The Co-op Bookshop is selling copies of the book.

Building a Better Australia

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Co-op Values

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Global News Hub

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Co-operative College

collegelogoThe UK Co-operative College is dedicated to the promotion of co-operative values, ideas and principles. It was established in 1919. In the UK the Co-operative College is developing new models to run schools as co-operatives.  [ more detail ]

IYC Australia 2012

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