Author Archives: Antony McMullen - Page 2

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Planning meeting: Co-Op 101 Workshop (Short Course)

Thursday, February 6, 2014 3:00 PM to 4:45 PM Borderlands Co-Operative 2 Minona Street Hawthorn (near Auburn Railway Station), Melbourne This way to a CoopWorkshop Go to our Meetup page and check in to come along to our small planning meeting to discuss a short course that CoopWorkshop is developing with Borderlands Co-Operative and ...
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Five ingredients for co-op success

Want to find out the ingredients for co-operative success? A new report from a NSW Government department finds that these five factors are key to co-op start-ups thriving into the future:  Genuine need or economic role for the co-operative Thorough business planning Committed members and board with clear understanding of the objectives Financial accountability Professional support ...
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Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurship

BRW has outlined (Published 22 November 2013) an exciting project: Aboriginal entrepreneurs start indigenous consulting firm with PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC Indigenous Consulting chief executive Jason Eades says the firm has a clear focus on indigenous-related work, which he believes is a market worth around $50 million. Photo: John Woudstra BRW says: Four Aboriginal entrepreneurs ...
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Debt: Crisis for the poor financial boon for others

November 15, 2013 by Workshop Peer Julie Kun The Rolling Jubilee Project highlights how much of the economy revolves around consumerism and the poor being in debt. In America debt is parceled up and sold at a discount to companies who chase the debt for profit. This is a lucrative industry ...
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The radical Christian roots of co-ops

The roots of the commitment to ‘civil society’ and co-operatives can be found in traditional/radical Christian social thought and across theological divides. The Protestant Levellers and Diggers of 17th century England, as well as John Wesley, who worked to establish co-operatives and credit unions to promote associative welfare amongst people living in ...
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Borderlands hosts Chris Cooper UK Co-operative expert

Chris Cooper (second top right),from the Co-operative College in the UK led a good discussion with eager co-operators from a range of backgrounds.   Democracy is not a guarantee of competence. 'Democracy is not a guarantee of competence', was a line that one co-operator was heard to say at the workshop at ...
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Earthworker benefit feat. Anna Smyrk & the Appetites

SUNDAY OCTOBER 6 with Glitter Rats, Heaps Tuff 7 / $10 Booking - Facebook Event Come down to the Gaso on Sunday October 6 for a night of local live music (indie-pop, folk-punk and everything in between) good comedy and sick prizes. featuring: Anna Smyrk & the Appetites Glitter Rats Heaps Tuff Help Earthworker Co-operative, a ground breaking, community run, ...
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Report from recent CoopWorkshop (Community Development – what Australia can learn from Asia’s Credit Co-ops)

Community Finance – Community Development: what Australia can learn from Asia’s Credit Co-ops Some CoopWorkshop notes A recent CoopWorkshop, initiated by Cardijn Community Australia, in association with Earthworker Co-operative and Uniting Church in Australia (Victoria and Tasmania) was held on Saturday the 6th of July, the international day of the co-operative. It ...
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Australia-Italy Comparative Co-operative Symposium

Australia-Italy Comparative Co-operative Symposium 25th-26th Jul 2013 Image via Post Growth Institute The Co-operative Research Group will host the third and final symposia related to the Italy/Australia Co-operatives Research Project on Thursday 25 July and Friday 26 July 2013. This project brings together co-operative researchers from Italy and Australia to compare ...
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Job Satisfaction and Worker Co-operatives

Symposium on Job Satisfaction and Worker Co-operatives - 24th Jul 2013 Dave Kerin This symposium explores the relationship between worker co-operatives and job satisfaction. Are worker co-operatives more successful in increasing worker satisfaction than other forms of business enterprise? The keynote speaker is Dr. Ermanno Tortia, from the School of Economics ...
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