David Griffiths (co-operative economist)
David Griffiths is a co-operative economist, who has contributed a number of books and articles on the subject of unemployment, the history of Victoria's Co-operative movement, and 'social care co-operatives' amongst other subjects. Between 1981 and 1984, Griffiths was the Co-ordinator of the Victorian State Government's Co-operative Development Program, and the Social Welfare officer for the charity the Brotherhood of St. Laurence. Griffiths is the current Secretary, and a former Chairman, of the Co-operative Federation of Victoria, and is the webmaster and a regular contributor to the CFV's australia.coop web portal. australia.coop was the first country-wide web portable under the .coop domain established in the world. In February 2007 he became the webmaster for the web site of the International Co-operative Alliance http://www.ica.coop
- These include: Griffiths, David, “Jobs Without Workers: A Brotherhood of St. Laurence Social Action Study”, Melbourne: Brotherhood of St. Laurence, 1977; Griffiths, David, “Unemployment: Muddled or Managed: A Brotherhood of St. Laurence Social Action Study”, Melbourne: Brotherhood of St. Laurence, 1978; and Griffiths, David, “Whither Work”, Bundoora: Preston Institute of Technology Press, 1977.
- Including a history of the Victorian State Government's Co-operative Development Program, http://www.australia.coop/cooperative_development_program_history.htm Archived 2007-03-01 at the Wayback Machine, and a history of the Co-operative Federation of Victoria, http://www.australia.coop/our_history.htm Archived 2007-03-02 at the Wayback Machine
- Griffiths, David, "Social Care Co-operatives", Blampied, Vic. : Co-operative Federation of Victoria, 1998.
- "Co-operative Development Program History David Griffiths". Archived from the original on 2007-03-01. Retrieved 2006-10-08.
- "Directors of Co-operative Federation of Victoria Ltd". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2006-10-08.