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International Day of Co-operatives Celebrates the Achievements of Member-owned Enterprises

International Day of Co-operatives Celebrates the Achievements of Member-owned Enterprises

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

On 7 July 2018, co-operatives and mutuals around Australia and the globe will celebrate the International Day of Co-operatives.

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NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro launches The Global History of Co-operative Business

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro launches The Global History of Co-operative Business

By on June 22, 2018 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

NSW Deputy Premier The Hon. John Barilaro MP launched The Global History of Co-operative Business last night, offering praise and support for co-operatives from the NSW National Party

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BCCM creates reg-tech governance check to support co-op start-ups

BCCM creates reg-tech governance check to support co-op start-ups

By on June 22, 2018 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

BCCM has developed two new applications to its reg-tech constitution builder, so would-be co-ops can create correct legal governance structures for the three financial models used by co-ops.

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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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