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Trebor Scholz tour kicks off in Adelaide

Trebor Scholz tour kicks off in Adelaide

By on May 23, 2017 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Trebor Scholz, Associate Professor at the New School and leading thinker of platform cooperativism, kicked off his Australian tour yesterday with three events in Adelaide. The next events are in Sydney on 24 May and Melbourne on 25-26 May. Associate Professor Scholz’s tour is timely, with Twitter stockholders voting overnight (Australian time) on a proposal to investigate a […]

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Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals to provide a bursary for Melbourne co-working space

Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals to provide a bursary for Melbourne co-working space

By on March 21, 2017 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) will sponsor a place in the new 888 co-working space in Melbourne for a person engaged in co-operative development. The BCCM sponsorship will be for someone who meets one or more of the following categories: 1.Emerging – a young (18-25) social entrepreneur working with others on a […]

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Teachers Mutual Bank joins the Global Alliance for Banking on Values

Teachers Mutual Bank joins the Global Alliance for Banking on Values

By on February 2, 2017 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Teachers Mutual Bank Limited is now one of 39 member banks in the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), an international network to support value-based banking. Steve James, CEO of Teachers Mutual, said ‘doing business ethically and sustainably are core values that drive our model of mutual banking. Joining the GABV reflects our desire […]

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RACQ announces purchase of 50% stake in TicketMates

RACQ announces purchase of 50% stake in TicketMates

By on February 2, 2017 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

RACQ, a BCCM member, has taken a 50% share in TicketMates, one of Queensland’s largest entertainment ticket retailers. RACQ Group CEO Ian Gillespie explained that the purchase was part of an ongoing diversification strategy to bring more benefits to members of the mutual. RACQ is already Australia’s largest reseller of movie tickets. Members of the […]

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New report shows strength of co-operative sector in NZ

New report shows strength of co-operative sector in NZ

By on January 25, 2017 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

A new report mapping the size and scale of New Zealand’s co-operative economy has found the sector contributes revenues of more than $42.3 billion per annum to the country’s economy with the Top 30 co-operatives and mutuals responsible for 1.4 million memberships, employment of 48,500 people, and a revenue to GDP ratio of 17.5 per cent. Of the […]

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COBA calls for Federal Budget action on banking competition

COBA calls for Federal Budget action on banking competition

By on January 20, 2017 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

COBA today called on the Turnbull Government to allocate funds in the May Budget to bring forward a planned Productivity Commission review of banking competition. “COBA requests allocation of funding to enable the Productivity Commission to complete the first such review by the end of 2017. The Government’s current commitment is to commence, but not […]

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CBH records strong result for 2016

CBH records strong result for 2016

By on January 10, 2017 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

The CBH Group has reported a strong year for 2015-16 with a pre-rebate surplus of $110.2 million. Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) was $49.8 million while rebates to growers totalled $62.7 million. Over the 2015-16 year the co-operative and BCCM member managed a harvest of 13.6 million tonnes – equalling the state’s fourth-largest on record. […]

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BCCM Members awarded by Money Magazine

BCCM Members awarded by Money Magazine

By on December 6, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Congratulations to BCCM Members, Community First Credit Union and Teacher Mutual Bank, for being named Best Credit Cards in Money Magazine’s Best of the Best Awards. Watch Community First Credit Union CEO, John Tancevski, on A Current Affair (1.27 mins). “Half of the [Community First credit card’s] annual $40 fee goes towards the creation of breast […]

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SA co-operative scoops award at Australian Export Awards

SA co-operative scoops award at Australian Export Awards

By on November 25, 2016 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

South Australian-based almond co-operative, Almondco Australia Ltd, was named the Australian Regional Exporter of the Year for the second time in five years at last night’s 54th Australian Export Awards, hosted by Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo in Brisbane. The co-operative of 140 growers spread across SA, VIC and NSW was one of twelve […]

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World first as RACQ secures bank merger for Queensland

World first as RACQ secures bank merger for Queensland

By on November 24, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

In April, RACQ, a BCCM member, and QT Mutual Bank announced plans to establish a banking subsidiary within the RACQ Group. Last week, the merger was made official, following the completion of the final legal step of the transaction. RACQ Group CEO Ian Gillespie said the merger between a motoring body and a bank was the first […]

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