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Yves Morieux: “Complicatedness exacts a heavy price”

Yves Morieux: “Complicatedness exacts a heavy price”

By on July 19, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Over the coming weeks we will share insights into the speakers we have lined up for the 2017 BCCM Leaders’ Summit to be held at the Stamford Plaza in Brisbane on Friday 10 November. There are just 100 tickets for the annual Summit and Industry Dinner. Book early to avoid disappointment and for great early bird rates. Who Yves […]

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Western Australian grain growers break into Asian beer market

Western Australian grain growers break into Asian beer market

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

The CBH Group has joined Interflour Group in celebrating the opening of the US$70 million Intermalt facility in Vietnam providing Western Australian grain growers with direct access to the Asian beer market. CBH Chairman Wally Newman and Chief Executive Officer Andy Crane attended the ceremony together with directors and senior leaders including Interflour Group Managing […]

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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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CUA appoints new Chairman to commence in November

CUA appoints new Chairman to commence in November

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

Australia’s largest credit union, CUA, today announced that former PwC partner Nigel Ampherlaw has been elected as its new Chairman and will take up the position from 14 November. Current CUA Chairman Alan Beanland is retiring after eight years in the role. He has been a member of CUA’s Board since September 2009 and was […]

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Stocksy platform co-op signs deal with Adobe

Stocksy platform co-op signs deal with Adobe

By on July 3, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Artist-owned stock image platform Stocksy has signed a landmark deal with Adobe. Stocksy’s image collection will now be available as part of Adobe’s Premium Stock Collection as part of any Creative Cloud plan. Stocksy member-artists, located in over 100 countries, receive some of the highest percentages of the sale price of images in the industry. This […]

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International Day of Co-operatives

International Day of Co-operatives

By on July 1, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Today, 1 July, is the 95th International Day of Co-operatives. The message from the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) on this day is that “[a]t a time when income inequality is rising around the world, it is good to remember that solutions for inequality exist. The co-operative model is foremost among these. “Its internationally agreed definition, […]

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Co-ops peak body hails NSW Government investing millions for almond plant

Co-ops peak body hails NSW Government investing millions for almond plant

By on June 28, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals today hailed the opening of a $25 million almond shelling plant in the Riverina as a shining example of the importance of co-operatives to regional areas. “This is evidence of significant economic expansion in the Riverina and a vote of confidence from the NSW Government in our farmers […]

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Bipartisan support for Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-Ops a win for regional Australia

Bipartisan support for Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-Ops a win for regional Australia

By on June 22, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Co-chairs of the new Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-ops, Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie and the ALP’s Dr Andrew Leigh said the new group underlined the importance of the bodies to the nation. The bipartisan duo were speaking at the launch of the new Parliamentary Friends Group on Tuesday, this week. “All sides of politics […]

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New research explores the importance of co-operatives to the New Zealand economy

New research explores the importance of co-operatives to the New Zealand economy

By on June 22, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

A new research paper by Professor Morris Altman (University of Newcastle) explores the importance of co-operatives to the New Zealand economy. The paper will be published in the International Journal of Social Economics. Read the paper

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Race Mathews brings “Of Labour and Liberty” to Sydney

Race Mathews brings “Of Labour and Liberty” to Sydney

By on June 16, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Race Mathews was joined by Bishop Vincent Long, for the Sydney launch of his new book on the history of Distributism in Victoria, Of Labor and Liberty. The launch, hosted by the Whitlam Institute at Western Sydney University, included remarks from Bishop Long on the text and the potential of Catholic (Distributist) and co-operative ideas to address contemporary […]

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