With access to affordable housing such a pressing issue for the people of New South Wales, the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Co-operatives and Mutuals meeting on Wednesday, 19 March, focused on the role and contribution of housing co-operatives in NSW. Representatives from across the co-operative and mutual sectors in NSW were in attendance to demonstrate the strength and reach of the co-operative and mutual movement in the State.

The BCCM thanked NSW Parliamentary Friends of Co-operatives and Mutuals Co-Chairs, Gurmesh Singh MP, Clayton Barr MP and Jenny Leong MP.

Additionally, they thanked Common Equity NSW CEO Nick Sabel, who spoke about rental co-op housing and the NSW sector and CENSW policy asks and Prof Louise Crabtree-Hayes and A/Professor Neil Perry, Western Sydney University, who provided attendees with an exclusive pre-launch overview and findings of the Value of Co-op Housing research.

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