Tag archives for Co-operative

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A special event just before Christmas with Professor Tim Mazzarol

Prof. Tim Mazzarol (University of Western Australia) Join Australia’s leading co-operative and mutual enterprise (CME) academic Tim Mazzarol with Jude Perera, MP, fresh from his sojourn in the co-operative mecca of Mondragon and Julie Markoff Miller of bHive Bendigo at the quirky Kelvin Club for an evening of lively discussion: Understand the opportunities that ...
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Rage, lament and co-operative hope

Workshopper, Tim Wallace offers us his thoughts on the recent CoopWorkshop, Buying back the farm ... with Senator Madigan and Assistant Secretary Moase and Fish Farmer Chignell. CoopWorkshop was inspired by the deep values expounded the Senator, the vision of the union official and the hope for new co-operative enterprise ...
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Buying back the farm: cooperating for sustainability on the land

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7pm Melbourne Book here Climate change and encroachment by mining is causing rapid change in rural communities across Australia. With greater concentration of ownership and less diversity in farming communities, people from across social and political divides are looking for alternative ways to sustainably address the problem of food ...
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Changing Work / Making Change

Our first CoopWorkshop is coming up. The upcoming Workshop is entitled: Changing Work / Making Change: Cooperatives and the Solidarity Economy and has been organised in association with Borderlands Co-Operative. It will be exploring problems with our current economic system and its failure to provide secure, dignified livelihoods for many people. ...
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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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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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