Editor’s Pick

Editor’s pick of news and events from around Australia and the world.

Productivity Commission sees role for co-ops in human services

Productivity Commission sees role for co-ops in human services

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

The Final Report of the Productivity Commission on Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice in Human Services: Reforms to Human Services was released by the Commonwealth Government this week. The BCCM has responded publicly today on the Report’s findings in The Mandarin. Why does this matter for CMEs? This inquiry is about finding ways to put the people […]

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Taking joint control: Trade Union and Co-operative solutions for decent work

Taking joint control: Trade Union and Co-operative solutions for decent work

By on March 27, 2018 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

The Internet of Ownership: The labour market in the UK has changed dramatically since 2006. Employment and social protection today for most new jobs is either thin or absent and as a result a new in-work poverty trap is burgeoning. 7.1 million workers (more than 20 percent of the workforce) are in precarious forms of work and 30 percent of UK households report they are in a precarious financial state and not managing to get by. The reasons are not hard to find.

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How can Cooperatives in the Platform Economy shape the future of work?

How can Cooperatives in the Platform Economy shape the future of work?

By on March 27, 2018 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Pro Bono Australia: Much of the discussion on the changing nature of the world of work has recently focused on the so-called collaborative or sharing economy. Often this refers to companies using online platforms to facilitate delivery of goods and services between individuals.

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South Australian innovation to continue under new Liberal Government

South Australian innovation to continue under new Liberal Government

By on March 20, 2018 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals predicts South Australia’s reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship will only increase under the new Liberal Government and Premier Steven Marshall. “South Australia has a proud history of independently minded entrepreneurship and we expect the new Marshall Government to keep driving this. Premier Steven Marshall’s experience as a business […]

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Online campaign tool launches for The People’s Business

Online campaign tool launches for The People’s Business

By on February 27, 2018 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Mutuo, together with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies is proud to announce the launch of a new campaign resource for ‘The People’s Business’. The People’s Business seeks to put co-operatives and mutuals at the heart of a progressive policy agenda for enterprise in Europe The online tool provides progressive activists with key resources to […]

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BCCM congratulates new Nationals leader – champion of regional Australia

BCCM congratulates new Nationals leader – champion of regional Australia

By on February 26, 2018 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals CEO Melina Morrison today congratulated new Nationals leader Michael McCormack. “Mr McCormack is a champion of regional Australia and has spoken in the past about the importance of small banks in regional communities,” said Ms Morrison. “He has also been a tireless advocate for Australian ownership of Australian farms, reinvestment […]

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Holistic Approach to Health Supported by Australian Unity

Holistic Approach to Health Supported by Australian Unity

By on February 22, 2018 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Australia risks an outdated, unsustainable health and ageing system in the not-too-distant future. But, according to a new report commissioned by BCCM member Australian Unity, we can avoid this if we start innovating now  

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Reg-tech first for Australian farmers

Reg-tech first for Australian farmers

By on February 13, 2018 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

The sharing economy is coming to rural Australia with an Australian-first ground-breaking regulatory-tech solution that guides farmers in setting up a co-operative

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Australia’s first employee-led mutual a user-oriented alternative to privatisation

Australia’s first employee-led mutual a user-oriented alternative to privatisation

By on February 12, 2018 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

An employee-led non-profit mutual will deliver early childhood intervention services for South Australia under the NDIS

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Farming Together’s online co-op training offer

Farming Together’s online co-op training offer

By on February 8, 2018 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

If you are thinking about forming a co-operative, you can now take an online course ─ an Australian-first ─ developed by the successful Farming Together program. The Australian Government-backed program has developed the animated guide to help groups understand collaborative business structures. The course compares co-ops with companies and incorporated associations. It includes information on […]

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