Cooperators – A Collection

Cooperators – A Collection

Cooperators – A Collection

Cooperators – A Collection

Cooperators – A Collection of Cooperators Stories is a 99-page collection of essays about Australian Cooperatives, the experiences of active cooperators, and how cooperatives have impacted on their lives as members and employees. This collection of essays provides living proof of how cooperatives can help transform lives, and reveals the frustrations brought about by seeing the scale of the potential and the difficulties in main-streaming cooperation today. Some of the most powerful contributions are those from activists in the housing cooperative sector. They demonstrate, how ordinary working people can take control of their lives by putting the values of self-help and self-responsibility into practice. Through cooperative action they are able to shape their own lives, not simply respond and react to others.

This collection supports that sentiment, and emphasises the critical importance of cooperative education in ensuring that cooperatives can fulfil their potential.

The Phoenix

The Phoenix

The Phoenix

The Phoenix

The Phoenix – The SouthEast Housing Cooperative Ltd is a 64-page booklet about the history of SouthEast, written by David Griffiths and published by the cooperative. The main sections of the booklet are: Cooperative Housing, The Early Years, Cooperation Threats and Opportunities, Cooperation Strengths and Weaknesses and Cooperative Adaption and Change.

The booklet also includes a list of milestone dates between 1074-2010, interviews with founding members, a list of housing cooperatives registered with the Housing Registrar, an article by a member on the importance of the cooperative and the International Cooperative Alliance’s Statement on the Cooperative Identity.