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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, News 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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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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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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