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Trebor Scholz tour kicks off in Adelaide

Trebor Scholz tour kicks off in Adelaide

By on May 23, 2017 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Trebor Scholz, Associate Professor at the New School and leading thinker of platform cooperativism, kicked off his Australian tour yesterday with three events in Adelaide. The next events are in Sydney on 24 May and Melbourne on 25-26 May. Associate Professor Scholz’s tour is timely, with Twitter stockholders voting overnight (Australian time) on a proposal to investigate a […]

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BCCM urges customers to switch banks

BCCM urges customers to switch banks

By on May 15, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

While the debate about whether the big banks will pass on the cost of the new government levy rages on, the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is urging Australians to do something practical and vote with their feet by switching to the banks that consistently top the satisfaction surveys – mutual banks and […]

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The Future is Co-operative – Andrew Leigh remarks

The Future is Co-operative – Andrew Leigh remarks

By on May 11, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

On 28-29 April 2017, the BCCM supported The Future is Co-operative – two days of co-operative discussion and workshops catalysed by the release of Race Mathews’ new book Of Labour and Liberty. This video message from the Hon. Andrew Leigh MP, co-chair of Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-operatives, was made for the launch of the event.

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BCCM response to 2017 Federal Budget

BCCM response to 2017 Federal Budget

By on May 10, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Unshackle co-ops and mutuals to help deliver Budget measures The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) welcomes a number of the Coalition’s initiatives in this Budget, but urges the Federal Government to consider the role co-operatives and mutuals can play in delivering services more efficiently. “For the last 35 years, the co-operative business model […]

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Graduate Certificate of Co-operative Organisation and Management

Graduate Certificate of Co-operative Organisation and Management

By on May 2, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

The Newcastle Business School, Faculty of Business and Law is offering in the Graduate Certificate of Co-operative Organisation and Management. The due date for applying for admission to the Programme and the next course is 8th May. Trimester 2 will start on Monday 22nd May 2017. The course offered in Trimester 2, 2017 is LEGL […]

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EML announced as sole agent for NSW icare workers compensation claims

EML announced as sole agent for NSW icare workers compensation claims

By on April 27, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Employers Mutual Limited (EML), a member of the BCCM, has been announced as the sole agent for the NSW Government’s Insurance and Care (icare) workers compensation scheme from 2018, while GIO and Allianz will be transition agents. EML CEO Mark Coyne said “We are committed to working closely with icare and their partners in supporting icare’s […]

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Clare Fountain announced as recipient of 888 co-working space bursary

Clare Fountain announced as recipient of 888 co-working space bursary

By on April 13, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals has awarded a bursary to Clare Fountain, who hails from Bendigo and is part of the bHive platform co-operative project, to join the new 888 co-working space in Melbourne. The bursary was open to applicants working in co-operative development, including in regional areas. BCCM CEO Melina Morrison said […]

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Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-operatives announced

Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-operatives announced

By on April 13, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

A new Parliamentary Friendship group for Mutuals and Co-operatives has been announced. Melina Morrison, CEO of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM), said that “it’s great that Senator Bridget McKenzie and Andrew Leigh MP will co-chair the friendship group. This bi-partisan chairing arrangement highlights the importance of co-operatives and mutuals to the Australian […]

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Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals to provide a bursary for Melbourne co-working space

Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals to provide a bursary for Melbourne co-working space

By on March 21, 2017 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) will sponsor a place in the new 888 co-working space in Melbourne for a person engaged in co-operative development. The BCCM sponsorship will be for someone who meets one or more of the following categories: 1.Emerging – a young (18-25) social entrepreneur working with others on a […]

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Access to capital is a mutual objective

Access to capital is a mutual objective

By on March 17, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

The BCCM reports strong progress on advocating for key reforms to the Corporations Act to allow Australian mutuals to raise working capital to fund growth and development. On 9 March 2017 the BCCM held a roundtable with Martin Stewart, Director of Banks, Building Societies and Credit Unions at the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority. […]

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