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National Convention 1974

ACN1974 001Between 4 - 6 October 1974 the Co-operative Federation of Australia organised an Australian Co-operatives National Convention at Hotel Canberra-Rex, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

In The Democracy Principle - Farmer Co-operatives in Twentieth Century Australia (2006) historian Gary Lewis discusses the Co-operative Federation of Australia's National Conventions in 1973, 1974 and 1975. ( pp 219-230)

Australian Co-operative Statistics p 5

Conference Programme pp. 6 - 8

Co-operatives Represented and Delegates pp. 9 - 12

President' s Introductory Remarks, M.J. Lane President, Co-operative Federation of Australia  pp 12 - 16

Opening Address by His Excellency the Governor-General The Honourable Sir. John Kerr, K.C.M.G, K. St. J., Q.C. pp 17 - 20

A Commentary on Co-operative Finance, Mr. H. Seeley, Chief General Manager, Co-operative Insurance Society Ltd, Manchester, England.  pp. 21 - 29

International Co-operative Alliance Report on Co-operative Finance by the ICA Secretariat presented to the ICA Congress 1972, pp 30 - 51

Finance for the Rural Sector, Mr. A.J. McIntyre, Assistant Advisor, Reserve Bank of Australia pp. 52 - 59

The Co-operative Farm Credit System of the U.S.A., Dr. R.L. Batterham pp. 60 - 69

Co-operative Marketing, Mr. P.C. Chandler, Marketing Department, Caulfield Institute of Technology  pp. 70 - 79

The Australian Co-operative Movement and Related Australian Government Policies Existing or Desired, Mr. G.A.J. Beytagh, General Manager, Producers Co-operative Distributing Society Ltd  pp. 80 -94

Co-operative Housing, Mr. T. Murphy, N.S.W. Permanent Building Society Limited

Co-operatives - and their Responsibilities to Consumers, Mr. R.O. Wright, Secretary, Newcastle & District Co-operative Limited

After Dinner Address by Mr. Les Gibbs, B.E.M., F.A.I.M.

Report from Council on Action Taken on Recommendations Submitted at the 1973 National Convention

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