16 March 2012 | ICMIF and Co-operative News
The need for Australia to have representation of cooperative and mutual businesses at a national level was a key topic discussed by cooperative business leaders recently when ICA President Dame Pauline Green toured the country in February.
It is hoped that the formation of a business council for cooperative and mutual businesses will take place by the end of this year. Greg Wall, CEO of the Capricorn Group, said the business council was a legacy objective of the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives program that would enable the sector to capitalise on the increased public awareness of cooperatives. Greg is Chair of Australia’s Secretariat for IYC 2012. Capricorn Mutual, the insurance business within the Capricorn Group, is a member of ICMIF.