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IYC National Conference

National Co-operative  Conference3Reports from the International Year of Co-operatives National Conference 24 - 25 October 2012, Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, New South Wales. Co-ops and credit unions play an important role in the regional economy in which Port Macquarie is located.  The region has a long history of high value co-operatives dating back to the early 1900’s - Norco Co-operative (1895), Hastings Co-operative Ltd (1916) and Nambucca River Co-operative (1903) - which has proven an effective system for market competitiveness particularly in agriculture. With Coffs Harbour Fisherman’s Co-operative, the combined turnover of these four co-ops in 2010 was more than $440m.
Credit unions and building societies in the 6 LGA-MNC region hold assets of $1.6 billion. The community has strong confidence in this financial sector with assets representing slightly over 10% of the state’s total assets for this sector – significant, as the MNC portion of the state population is only 3.4%

Brief reports on the conference follow. Read also - Co-operatives Urge New Era of Collaboration, IYC 2012 Australia, 2 November 2012

Building a Better Australia

Clayton's Manual

Co-op Democracy

Co-op Film Festival

Co-op Leadership Awards

Co-op  Mapping

Co-op Throw-Up

Co-op Values

Membership Loyalty

Mondragon Community

Next Steps

Outside CEOs

Process and Outcomes

The IYC Conference Workbook.

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