For the first time, the International Co-operative Alliance Asia-Pacific Research Conference will be held in Australia. The University of Newcastle will play host – fitting given not just its important place in the history of the Australian consumer movement, but because it’s one of the
How is this New Economy? Democratic control of business is an important New Economy demand, so it is exciting that co-operatives are experiencing a renaissance. The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (the first national cross-sector co-op peak body) was, for example, established only a
By Russ Grayson
Melbourne in spring. The weather swings from windy and cool to warm but not-quite sweat-generating. There’s the dynamism of the city centre that contrasts with the peace and quiet of the walking paths along the Yarra.
By Charles Levkoe
For almost 20 years I have been working in the field of food systems, as a researcher and as a community organizer, food producer and educator. My work has been deeply rooted in engaging closely with communities as partners in the conception, design and implementation of research that meets peoples’ needs.
by Jussi Pasanen.
I recently joined the New Economy Network Australia conference for three days here in Melbourne. It was fantastic. I’ll cover some of my reflections and highlights from the conference below…