Nick Green on the Policy Aspects of Platform Cooperativism in Australia
"Report 4 - Platform Cooperativism in Australia:
(11 mins) Nick Green - Support for platform cooperatives is gaining momentum in Australia. The sector has the broad support of many different institutions and political actors. Australia is well-placed to harness the benefits of cooperatives, particularly in the digital age. The key issue is to shape the digital economy in a way that does not leave behind anyone. Governments and co-ops must tackle head-on the issues of workers’ rights, retirement savings, multi-factor productivity stagnation, and increasing inequality. Nick will speak to the particular institutional challenges in Australia. Specifically, he will address the lessons that can be learned as government and co-ops seek to facilitate platform cooperatives to confront these issues."