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There is only one month to go! In a month Australia will see the National Launch of the International Year of Co-operatives in Australia at Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Cqapital Territory on 22 November 2011. RSVP is essential for House Pass. Co-operatives throughout Australia are urged to send representatives to the launch - to demonstrate support for IYC 2012 and their support for co-operative values and principles. Co-operatives Victoria will be represented at the launch.
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.