Co-operatives Research Group

The Co-operatives Research Group provides a forum for research into and teaching about all forms of mutual organisations, including; consumer, social, worker, finance, producer co-operatives and other membership based democratic organisations. The Group aims to shape and inform public policy debate on the co-operative sector and the contribution it makes and has the potential to make to social and economic development. It is the goal of the Group to become the focal point for all Co-operative Research being undertaken in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.

Upcoming Events

Not a level playing field: Co-operatives Law and Corporations Law

Date: 1-2 pm, 14 December 2015
Venue: Room 4202, H70 – Abercrombie Building, Codrington St

Jeremy Fisher, Principal of Kingfisher Law, will speak on, “Not a level playing field: Co-operatives Law and Corporations Law” . The Senate Economics Reference Committee Inquiry into Co-operatives and Mutuals, currently underway, has highlighted the legal disadvantages that co-operatives face compared to corporations for example in terms of registration.

If you are interested in attending please contact Andre Pinto at by noon on Thursday 10 December 2015 as a light lunch will be provided.