The Co-operatives in Australia manual has been published by the NSW Federation of Co-operatives & RDA Mid North Coast Inc.
The manual is designed to assist anyone who wants to start or join a co-operative, as well as increasing the understanding of members already involved in co-operatives across Australia.
Co-operatives are usually formed by new groups of people who are interested in working together to achieve a particular goal. They may also be formed when another incorporated body such as an association, a company or an indigenous entity decides that the co-operative structure is better suited to its purpose and membership base.
The authors include: Kay Cooper (Regional Development Consultant), Todd Green (Research and Policy Officer, Regional Development Australia – Mid North Coast) and Peter Tregilgas (Executive Officer, Regional Development Australia – Mid North Coast).
The manual can be downloaded here.