Cheryl Kernot.
Cheryl Kernot.

Kernot in town to push growth

ONE of the most admired and controversial female politicians from the 1990s is heading to Coffs Harbour next month.

Cheryl Kernot who led the Australian Democrats from 1993 to 1997, and then defected to the ALP, will be the guest speaker at a Social Enterprise Symposium next Wednesday, November 5.

Ms Kernot, who also has extensive corporate, social justice, community and business experience, will talk about how local councils, businesses and organisations can create economic growth and achieve their social objectives.

Mid Coast Communities, in partnership with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, are hosting the symposium to explore how social enterprise can be the basis for self-sustaining and market-based business models with in-built social justice principles.

It is estimated there are up to 20,000 social enterprises in Australia which have both social and commercial goals and achieve financial viability while also achieving positive outcomes for communities.

For details call Sue Currie at Mid Coast Communities on 6651 1788 or email to register or go to the Mid Coast Communities website.

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