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BCCM announces new board and chairperson for 2018

BCCM announces new board and chairperson for 2018

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

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is delighted to welcome new directors to its board, and announce a new chairperson from the current directors. The BCCM Chairperson for 2018 is RAC WA CEO Terry Agnew. The new directors on the BCCM board are: HCF CEO Sheena Jack CUA CEO Rob Goudswaard National Health […]

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Mutual economy contributes more to Australia’s GDP than mining, construction or manufacturing

Mutual economy contributes more to Australia’s GDP than mining, construction or manufacturing

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

NME Report 2017 shows the contribution of co-operative and mutual enterprises (CMEs) is 8.3% of Australia’s GDP Australia has more than 2,100 active CMEs with more than 29 million members $140 billion in total value-add with 76 cents of every dollar reinvested in local communities Turnover of Top 100 CMEs grows by 6.6% a year, […]

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New Research Report: Policies aren’t enough; inclusion needs to be embedded in organisational culture

New Research Report: Policies aren’t enough; inclusion needs to be embedded in organisational culture

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

Women are nearly half the workforce, but continue to be segregated into a limited number of occupations and predominantly into the lower grades of those industries.  Years of policies intended to promote inclusion appear to have changed very little. For organisations wanting to genuinely increase female participation at the top, simply having a set of […]

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Federal Government to unlock potential of Australian co-op and mutual sector

Federal Government to unlock potential of Australian co-op and mutual sector

By on November 8, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Federal Government to unlock potential of Australian co-op and mutual sector: sector peak body CEO available for comment Government adopts all recommendations of Hammond Review to grow co-ops and mutuals Capital raising will be possible for co-op and mutual sector representing more than 8% of the Australian economy Customer-owned banks acknowledged by Treasurer Scott Morrison […]

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Australians urged to switch up their banking on International Credit Union Day

Australians urged to switch up their banking on International Credit Union Day

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

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals is urging Australians to mark International Credit Union Day by looking for a better deal on their banking. “Competitive rates are business as usual for the nearly 80 credit unions and mutual banks across the land,” says the CEO of the Business Council of Co-ops and Mutuals, Melina […]

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RACQ bank launch shows way forward for competition: BCCM

RACQ bank launch shows way forward for competition: BCCM

By on September 25, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

The creation of an innovative full-service bank spun out of the RACQ shows the way forward to greater competition for the banking sector, says the CEO of the Business Council of Co-ops and Mutuals, Melina Morrison. “It shows what Australians can do with the mutual model when they have access to capital,” says Ms Morrison. […]

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Member-owned firms clean up in top 10 list

Member-owned firms clean up in top 10 list

By on September 8, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

4 in 10 of Australia’s largest private firms by revenue are member-owned, including: The largest private firm based in Western Australia: CBH group (ranked 3rd overall) The second largest NSW private company: HCF (6th) The third largest in Victoria: Devondale Murray Goulburn (7th) The third largest in Queensland: Queensland Sugar (10th) These 4 entities alone […]

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BCCM hails Senate probe’s call to cut regulation for co-ops in dairy

BCCM hails Senate probe’s call to cut regulation for co-ops in dairy

By on September 1, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals CEO Melina Morrison today welcomed moves by the government to facilitate the establishment of new co-operatives in the dairy industry. “Cutting red tape will be a huge boost to the dairy industry, and hopefully will show the way forward to the broader economy,” said Ms Morrison, head of the […]

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Co-ops peak body hails NSW Government investing millions for almond plant

Co-ops peak body hails NSW Government investing millions for almond plant

By on June 28, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals today hailed the opening of a $25 million almond shelling plant in the Riverina as a shining example of the importance of co-operatives to regional areas. “This is evidence of significant economic expansion in the Riverina and a vote of confidence from the NSW Government in our farmers […]

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Bipartisan support for Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-Ops a win for regional Australia

Bipartisan support for Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-Ops a win for regional Australia

By on June 22, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Co-chairs of the new Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-ops, Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie and the ALP’s Dr Andrew Leigh said the new group underlined the importance of the bodies to the nation. The bipartisan duo were speaking at the launch of the new Parliamentary Friends Group on Tuesday, this week. “All sides of politics […]

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