As Australia prepares to go to the polls on 18 May, the country’s Labor Party has pledged to establish a Growth and Productivity Taskforce.

Announced on 2 May by shadow assistant minister Andrew Leigh, the taskforce will work to examine the structure, distribution and effects of capital ownership in Australia. It would sit within the Treasury and have an explicit remit to implement reforms to put co-operatives and mutuals on a level playing field with other business structures.

“Co-operatives are a flexible structure with the potential to not only create economic value, but also to foster community,” said Mr Leigh.

Read the full article, BCCM welcomes ALP Growth and Productivity Taskforce, Co-op News, 3 May 2019.


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