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

Topics include:

  • 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.

CPD Points

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).

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Event Details

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

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