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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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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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Nick Xenophon announces energy co-op to lower SA power bills

Nick Xenophon announces energy co-op to lower SA power bills

By on February 23, 2018 in Media Releases with 0 Comments

An exciting plan to lower power prices using the co-operative model of community electricity trusts has been announced by SA BEST leader Nick Xenophon. “The co-operative model has an internationally proven track record for delivering services,” said Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals CEO Melina Morrison. “The co-operative energy model is already being deployed in […]

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HCF-HBF merger good for competition and diversity

HCF-HBF merger good for competition and diversity

By on February 21, 2018 in Media Releases with 0 Comments

The HCF-HBF merger would restore diversity to our economic ecosystem and create greater competition in the Australian health insurance market by strengthening the mutual business model

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Not for profits HCF and HBF plan merger to benefit members

Not for profits HCF and HBF plan merger to benefit members

By on February 20, 2018 in Media Releases with 0 Comments

Not-for-profits HCF and HBF announce an in-principle merger worth $4 billion and 18.4% of the health insurance market, to access the benefits of scale to keep costs down for their members

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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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Business model diversity key to consumer-focused competition

Business model diversity key to consumer-focused competition

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

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals welcomes a return to common sense after the excesses of the past decades. Commending the release of the Productivity Commission Draft Report into Competition in the Australian Financial System, BCCM CEO Melina Morrison noted the Productivity Commission’s call for “more customer-oriented providers that consider their existing customers (not […]

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Happiest customers own their banks

Happiest customers own their banks

By on December 19, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Top three customer satisfaction scores taken out by customer or member-owned banks Non-major banks average satisfaction score was 767 versus 741 for the major banks Personal service still key to a great banking experience Australia’s happiest customers bank with customer-owned banks, the annual J.D. Power 2017 Australia Retail Banking Satisfaction Study has found. Customer-owned Heritage Bank received a […]

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Producer co-ops the key to bargaining power

Producer co-ops the key to bargaining power

By on December 11, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Producer co-ops the key to bargaining power with supermarket chains, says South Australian parliamentary inquiry Parliamentary Inquiry says primary producers should form co-ops to get a fair deal from supermarkets. The co-operative model can help primary producers form value chains to give them stronger negotiating power with supermarkets, says the South Australian parliamentary inquiry, From the […]

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