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Calls to strengthen the Co-Operative and Mutuals Sector

Calls to strengthen the Co-Operative and Mutuals Sector

By on July 5, 2017 in BCCM in the News, Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Australia’s peak body for co-operative and mutual models of enterprise is calling for Australians to get behind the push to “humanise capitalism”. In light of the UN International Day of Cooperatives on Saturday, Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) joined other co-op bodies around the world in advocating for a more people-centred economy. BCCM CEO […]

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Newcastle Knights: BCCM chief backs fan ownership model

Newcastle Knights: BCCM chief backs fan ownership model

By on December 23, 2016 in BCCM in the News with 0 Comments

The Newcastle Knights may follow international sporting heavyweights including FC Barcelona and the Green Bay Packers in moving to a fan ownership model. Under a proposal called Our Knights, One Chance, 40,000 shares of $500 would be offered to fans and businesses. Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals chief executive Melina Morrison has backed the Our Knights, […]

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Murray Goulburn debate down to markets not business structure

Murray Goulburn debate down to markets not business structure

By on July 20, 2016 in BCCM in the News, Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

THE reporting of Murray Goulburn’s troubles has become an impenetrable fog of fact, fiction and opinion. What started as a sharp reduction in farmgate prices for the co-operative’s dairy farmer suppliers has snowballed into an ASIC investigation, a class action brought by plaintiff law firm Slater and Gordon, and a general attack on co-operatives and […]

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It’s time to create a level playing field for the co-op sector

It’s time to create a level playing field for the co-op sector

By on March 15, 2016 in BCCM in the News, Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

In the past few weeks, the co-operative and mutual sector has garnered a lot attention following the proposed takeover bid of the country’s largest co-operative, CBH Group. Writing in the Business Spectator, Melina Morrison, CEO of the BCCM, has called for an even playing field for the sector with shareholder-owned businesses. Pointing to the modernity, efficiency, competitiveness, […]

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Uneven playing field for co-ops highlighted on RN Breakfast

Uneven playing field for co-ops highlighted on RN Breakfast

By on February 3, 2016 in BCCM in the News, Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

There are many examples of communities turning to their own pooled resources to fill the gaps that governments neglect. More often, communities are now turning to the co-operative mutual model of enterprise to ensure their communities have the access to various critical services like healthcare, disability care, aged care and other vital services. However, there […]

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When factories close: A co-operative light at the end of the tunnel

When factories close: A co-operative light at the end of the tunnel

By on October 2, 2015 in BCCM in the News, Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Last night’s edition of ABC Radio’s Big Ideas programme broadcast highlights of a BCCM panel on worker co-operatives held recently as part of the ACTU Congress fringe. Guardian journalist Van Badham, BCCM CEO Melina Morrison and Rick Duke from the new Fleurieu Poultry worker co-operative discussed the business model which is widely transferable and empowers workers to […]

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Not for profits encouraged towards a co-operative solution

Not for profits encouraged towards a co-operative solution

By on September 23, 2015 in BCCM in the News, Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Australian not for profits should consider the formation of enterprise co-operatives as a viable alternative to the more difficult process of mergers. With the not for profit sector being encouraged to consider mergers as an efficiency measure to supposedly reduce overlap and excess numbers, consideration needs to be given to a viable alternative to this […]

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Interview on co-operatives with ABC’s RN Breakfast

Interview on co-operatives with ABC’s RN Breakfast

By on July 16, 2015 in BCCM in the News, Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

In an interview with ABC’s RN Breakfast on 15 July, BCCM CEO Melina Morrison, discusses the recent $14 million in funding allocated to help farmers form co-operatives, as a key measure in the White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness. The funding will go towards a two-year pilot programme to provide farmers with knowledge and materials on co-operatives, collective bargaining […]

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It’s time for Newcastle Jets fans to show their love

It’s time for Newcastle Jets fans to show their love

By on May 22, 2015 in BCCM in the News, Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

This week the Newcastle Jets lost their A-League licence following a tumultuous period of ownership which has seen them now face voluntary administration, $2.7 million in debts and a very uncertain future. Writing in the Newcastle Herald, Dave Boyle, calls for a different approach in club ownership in Australia – fan ownership. Across the world, and […]

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AFR: Royal mail adviser says split Australia Post

AFR: Royal mail adviser says split Australia Post

By on March 13, 2014 in BCCM in the News, Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Peter Hunt appeared in the Australian Financial Review, March 18, speaking on the mutualisation of UK Post Office and the implications for Australia Post. “You can maintain the social purpose of the business which is the post offices, the bit that people get really hot under the collar about because they want their rural office […]

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