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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: government announces support for co-operative “clusters”

Budget 2018: government announces support for co-operative “clusters”

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

The Government has announced $20 million in funding to allow businesses of any types to form ‘clusters’ to access larger markets including export markets.

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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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The challenges of the future of work

The challenges of the future of work

By on May 2, 2018 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

How cooperatives can be part of the solution One of the biggest actors in employment and a laboratory of future trends:  cooperative work concerns 10% of the global employed population On International Workers’ Day (1 May), the International Cooperative Alliance is celebrating the commitment of cooperators to creating sustainable jobs and formal work, lowering income inequality, […]

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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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