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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.