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Co-operatives National Law Explained

jennimattila2On the 19 November 2012 co-operative lawyer Jenni Mattila made a presentation on Co-operatives National Law to a workshop organised by Co-operatives Victoria, CEHL and the SouthEast Housing Co-operative Ltd. Download Jenni's presentation.

Jenni Mattila is the Principal of Mattila Lawyers (established 1999). Mattila Lawyers provides legal, commercial, and regulatory advice to public and private sector clients in the water, agriculture, carbon and clean technology industries. MS Mattila was Principal Legal Officer (Registry of Co-operatives, Building Societies and Credit Unions) in the then NSW Department of Business and Consumer Affairs. In this capacity, she was the instructing officer on the Financial Institutions Code (the precursor legislation to APRA.) She was also responsible for legislative policy relating to the development of non-company corporate law including the development interstate of State Owned Corporations Law.

Ms Mattila developed an innovative legal solution in order to ensure the ongoing financial viability of the irrigation infrastructure operators. The specialist dual co-operative structure that she designed and implemented was favourably reviewed by international economists in the Journal of Institutional Economics.

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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 ]

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iyc-logo australia_hyphenVisit the Australian  International Year of Co-operatives 2012 web site - established by the Australian IYC 2012 National Steering Committee. Visit the site for Australian activities and resources for the International Year of Co-operatives in Australia.  [ more detail ]