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Gig economy workers unite to take over digital platforms

Gig economy workers unite to take over digital platforms

By on June 7, 2018 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) has partnered with global Platform Coop Consortia so Australian workers can participate fairly in the new digitally enabled economy.

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The next A-League football club should be United for Macarthur: one member, one vote

The next A-League football club should be United for Macarthur: one member, one vote

By on June 6, 2018 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals throws its support behind United for Macarthur’s bid to be the next A-League football team.

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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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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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