Cooperative, mutual and member-owned firms

17 March 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-387-3

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View Corrigendum - (PDF 19KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 24KB)
Terms of Reference (PDF 10KB)
Abbreviations and Acronyms (PDF 11KB)
Recommendations (PDF 16KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 19KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report
Term of reference (b)(iv) - Comparisons between mutual ownership and private sale of publicly held assets and services
Notes on references

Chapter 2 - Cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms (PDF 174KB)

Table 1.1 – Types of cooperatives and mutuals
The scale and extent of the sector
Table 1.2:  Overview of member owned businesses
Figure 1
Table 1.3 Top 100 Australian Co-operative and Mutual Enterprises
Current state and federal legislation governing co-operatives and mutuals

Chapter 3 - The barriers to growth, innovation and competition (PDF 159KB)

Recognition of the contribution and potential of co-operatives and mutuals
Recognition of mutuals
Establishing a co-operative
Issues affecting Indigenous co-operatives

Chapter 4 - Regulation and access to capital (PDF 96KB)

Accessing capital

Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 21KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 17KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Standing Committees on Economics
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540