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The International Co-operative Alliance General Assembly in Cancun, Mexico, between 14-18 November 2011 will be considering a proposed amendment to the Seventh Co-operative Principle. The proposed amendment has been submitted by the Regional Board of ICA Americas. If adopted, the revised Seventh Co-operative Principle:
Concern for community an environmental sustainability.
Co-operatives work for the sustainable development of their communities including the protection ofr the environment through policies approved by their members, promoting the responsible management of natural resources to ensure ecological balance.
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.