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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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Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-ops launches

Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-ops launches

By on June 14, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

MPs and Senators will tonight (13 June) join the heads of some of the nation’s biggest enterprises to celebrate the launch of Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals Co-ops – the backbone of the nation’s local communities. The CEO of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) Melina Morrison said it was heartening politicians recognised the […]

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Farmer “Reg-tech” smashes legal barriers at Ag Forum

Farmer “Reg-tech” smashes legal barriers at Ag Forum

By on June 6, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

A major barrier to farmers setting up a business with other producers will be knocked down today with the launch of a free, online tool that they can use to register their business as a co-operative. The “Co-op builder” is an online template for the legal documents required to set up a co-operative in Australia. […]

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‘Co-op’ Banks Welcome Fraser’s Remarks on Levy, Call on Consumers to Consider Their Options

‘Co-op’ Banks Welcome Fraser’s Remarks on Levy, Call on Consumers to Consider Their Options

By on May 30, 2017 in Media Releases with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals today welcomed Treasury Secretary John Fraser’s assessment that banks would not be forced to raise mortgage rates in order to pass on the ‘trivial’ impact of the federal Government’s levy. “His statements contradict the banks’ position, that they would be forced to pass on the levy to consumers […]

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BCCM response to 2017 Federal Budget

BCCM response to 2017 Federal Budget

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

Unshackle co-ops and mutuals to help deliver Budget measures The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) welcomes a number of the Coalition’s initiatives in this Budget, but urges the Federal Government to consider the role co-operatives and mutuals can play in delivering services more efficiently. “For the last 35 years, the co-operative business model […]

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