Building a Better Australia: 50+ Stories of Co-Operation

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Focus, 2012 - Australia - 144 pages
Building a Better Australia: 50+ stories of co-operation gives the stories, the people, and the facts behind some of our most iconic and successful co-operative businesses. From farmer owned businesses in the furthest reaches of our land, to hip inner-city food stores; from the bookstores on our campuses to our roadside assistance heroes - Australia is a land of co-operatives. "80% of Australians are members of co-operatives, yet less than 20% know it!" This magnificent 144-page, glossy, coffee table publication commemorates the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives and tells 50 plus stories of co-operation in captivating detail. Written by Mark Derby, the stories of our namesake brands from Murray Goulburn and Dairy Farmers to Batlow Apples and the RAC WA, will reawaken interest and pride in the industries and the organisations that have helped build our nation. Rock Stars of the new economy - read intriguing profiles of the new co-operative entrants which are spearheading a return to "the co-operative way of doing business" - includes rising stars Hepburn Wind and West Belconnen Health Co-operative. Building a Better Australia is the official International Year of Co-ops book. Supported by 20 industry Book Partners and The Co-op Bookshop. All proceeds from book sales go to funding the national campaign to secure a stronger Australian co-operative sector.

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