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On 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.
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.