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The international Co-operative Alliance's General Assembly will be meeting between 14 -18 November 2011 in Cancun, Mexico. This year's General Assembly takes on specific importance because it is the last General Assembly preceding the International Year of Co-operatives 2012. The theme for this year's General assembly is "International Year of Co-operatives 2012 - Co-operative Enterprises Build a Better World." Motions to be considered by the General Assembly cover and open consultative process and an Extraordinary General Assembly in Manchester in 2012, amendment to Seventh Principle, supporting the establishment of a Co-operative Institute for the Promotion of Peace and Social Cohesion, admission of mutuals to membership, declaration of Rochdale as World Co-operative Capital and the use of susrtainable timber & forest products.
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.