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United Nations International Day of Co-operatives

United Nations International Day of Co-operatives

By on June 14, 2018 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

96th International Co-operative Day, 24th United Nations International Day of Co-Operatives The International Day of Co-operatives is coming up on 7 July.  We are convinced that all together we can make #coopsday a big buzz. Theme: Sustainable consumption and production of goods and services Slogan: Sustainable societies through cooperation WHAT YOU CAN DO Spread the […]




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Bulldoze the Business Schools?

Bulldoze the Business Schools?

By on June 13, 2018 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

University of Bristol academic Martin Parker made waves last month with his article on business schools. He said business schools ignore the diversity of organisational forms, including co-ops.  







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Gig economy workers unite to take over digital platforms

Gig economy workers unite to take over digital platforms

By on June 7, 2018 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) has partnered with global Platform Coop Consortia so Australian workers can participate fairly in the new digitally enabled economy.







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“Ask Alison” – The Board and Culture

“Ask Alison” – The Board and Culture

By on June 7, 2018 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

This is the third in a series of blogs by Alison Gaines FAICD Managing Partner Asia Pacific, Gerard Daniels. She provides board governance tips for BCCM members. In my last blog we explored how the Board can set the tone from the top by paying proper attention to its conflicts of interest regime. Since then […]




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The next A-League football club should be United for Macarthur: one member, one vote

The next A-League football club should be United for Macarthur: one member, one vote

By on June 6, 2018 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals throws its support behind United for Macarthur’s bid to be the next A-League football team.







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The power of cooperatives in the social care sector

The power of cooperatives in the social care sector

By on May 29, 2018 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Robyn Kaczmarek is the founder and managing director of The Co-operative Life, Australia’s first worker-owned cooperative in social care services. She is this week’s Changemaker.







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Blog: New leasing standard (AASB 16) brings significant impact

Blog: New leasing standard (AASB 16) brings significant impact

By on May 21, 2018 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

This is the first in the series of blogs by Kevin Franey, Audit & Assurance Partner at TNR Chartered Accountants. TNR has extensive co-operative advisory, auditing and taxation experience. The new incoming accounting standard on leases is likely to have a significant impact on the financial statements of many businesses when it becomes applicable. The Australian Accounting […]




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The lessons from AMP’s origins

The lessons from AMP’s origins

By on May 9, 2018 in BCCM in the News, Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

BCCM CEO Melina Morrison was interviewed for the Leadership section of The Australian Financial Review by Deputy Editor of AFR BOSS Magazine, Patrick Durkin. In the interview, Melina is quoted as saying, “When AMP was a mutual, its single purpose was to benefit the members by investing money and delivering returns to them. Now it […]




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Australians should reconsider benefits of mutual business model, industry lobby group says

Australians should reconsider benefits of mutual business model, industry lobby group says

By on May 9, 2018 in BCCM in the News, Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

BCCM CEO Melina Morrison spoke to ABC RN Breakfast’s Fran Kelly this morning about the drivers of demutualisation and why access to capital is a first order issue for co-ops and mutuals. Listen to the interview.




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Budget 2018: more commitment, more competition, more co-operation

Budget 2018: more commitment, more competition, more co-operation

By on May 9, 2018 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

The BCCM is pleased to note the ongoing commitment to the co-operative and mutual sector by the government, demonstrated in this year’s federal budget.







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