Tag: agricultural competitiveness

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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$14 million funding boost for agricultural cooperatives welcomed

$14 million funding boost for agricultural cooperatives welcomed

By on July 4, 2015 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) welcomes today’s Federal government announcement of a $14 million package to help farmers form cooperatives, as a key measure in the White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness. The White Paper, released today, sets out the Australian Government’s roadmap of practical actions to grow our agriculture sector. The Federal […]




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Submission: Wool selling systems review

Submission: Wool selling systems review

By on March 12, 2015 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

BCCM has made a brief submission to the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) review of wool selling systems, in response to an issues paper released December 2014. Our submission refers the AWI review panel to our recent submissions to the Agricultural Competitiveness Review and makes the case for co-operative structures in allowing agricultural businesses greater economies […]




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Co-operatives prominent in Agricultural Competitiveness Paper

Co-operatives prominent in Agricultural Competitiveness Paper

By on October 21, 2014 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

The Government’s Green Paper on competitiveness in agriculture released yesterday calls for a better deal for farmers, suggesting more farmer-owned co-operatives could play a key role especially in the way that supermarkets negotiate prices. The green paper, which cites the BCCM’s submission to the inquiry as well as the submissons of BCCM Members, says co-operatives […]




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