EVENTS HIGHLIGHTING THE CO-OPERATIVE AND MUTUAL SECTOR AND ITS MANY BENEFITS
Co-operatives National Law Seminar (3CPD Points)
Not to be missed, this unique seminar will answer commonly asked questions such as:
- what is CNL?
- what businesses does this legislation apply to?
- how does it update previous state acts?
An exciting half-day seminar for legal practitioners, established co-operatives, and groups looking to form co-operative businesses.
The Co-operatives National Law (CNL) is harmonised co-operatives legislation, which has been progressively introduced by all states and territories except Queensland since 2012.
Australian co-operatives can now take advantage of streamlined administrative and reporting requirements and new fundraising options such as Co-operative Capital Units.
Presented by BCCM Associate Member and experienced co-operative advisors BAL Lawyers, this half day seminar will provide a practical and interactive ‘101’ overview of the Co-operatives National Law, suitable for established co-operatives, lawyers and business consultants, and anyone with an interest in starting or converting to a co-operative.
Empower your co-operative or your co-operative clients to comply with and reap the benefits of the modernised Co-operatives National Law with this rare seminar.
We hope to see you there!
Total run time: 4 hours, including morning tea and light lunch and time for questions and discussion
Suitable for: co-operative directors, secretaries and managers; lawyers, accountants and other professional business advisors; anyone with an interest in starting or converting to a co-operative
- Operating the co-operative: how to call and hold meetings, making changes to the rules, when special resolutions and special postal ballots are required, appointing and removing directors, and terminating membership;
- Roles and responsibilities of members and directors including directors duties, and governance principles;
- Co-operative securities: shares, debentures and Co-operative Capital Units (and how to offer them); and
- Winding up the co-operative: voluntary winding up or de-registration by members.
Continuing professional development (CPD) is a mandatory requirement for all legal practitioners. By attending this seminar, legal practitioners will earn 3 CPD points in Competency Area 4 (Substantive law and procedural law).
Date: 20 March 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Venue: RACV Club, Melbourne
Host: BCCM Associate Member and experienced co-operative advisors BAL Lawyers