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Calls to strengthen the Co-Operative and Mutuals Sector

Calls to strengthen the Co-Operative and Mutuals Sector

By on July 5, 2017 in BCCM in the News, Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Australia’s peak body for co-operative and mutual models of enterprise is calling for Australians to get behind the push to “humanise capitalism”. In light of the UN International Day of Cooperatives on Saturday, Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) joined other co-op bodies around the world in advocating for a more people-centred economy. BCCM CEO […]




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Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-operatives announced

Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-operatives announced

By on April 13, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

A new Parliamentary Friendship group for Mutuals and Co-operatives has been announced. Melina Morrison, CEO of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM), said that “it’s great that Senator Bridget McKenzie and Andrew Leigh MP will co-chair the friendship group. This bi-partisan chairing arrangement highlights the importance of co-operatives and mutuals to the Australian […]




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Co-operatives Tasmania network formed

Co-operatives Tasmania network formed

By on March 3, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Tasmanian co-operators and supporters have formed a network to advance co-operative development in Tasmania. Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) CEO Melina Morrison said that it was exciting to see local co-operatives wanting to organise to develop the sector. The decision to form a network came from a meeting of Tasmanian co-operatives held in […]




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Newcastle Knights: BCCM chief backs fan ownership model

Newcastle Knights: BCCM chief backs fan ownership model

By on December 23, 2016 in BCCM in the News with 0 Comments

The Newcastle Knights may follow international sporting heavyweights including FC Barcelona and the Green Bay Packers in moving to a fan ownership model. Under a proposal called Our Knights, One Chance, 40,000 shares of $500 would be offered to fans and businesses. Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals chief executive Melina Morrison has backed the Our Knights, […]




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Leaders discuss how co-ops can assist international development

Leaders discuss how co-ops can assist international development

By on November 11, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Pictured at the inaugural Breakfast on the Hill event (L to R): Tim Costello, CEO, World Vision; Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells; Martin Lowery, Executive VP, NRECA; Melina Morrison, CEO, BCCM; Els Kamphof, Group Executive, Wholesale, Rabobank Australia & New Zealand Group and Andrew Crane, CEO, CBH Group. Co-operatives are owned by one billion people globally. […]




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Eliza’s Project: Advancing gender equality in the CME sector

Eliza’s Project: Advancing gender equality in the CME sector

By on November 11, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Co-operative and mutual enterprises (CMEs) have a long history of empowering women. Women had an equal vote in co-operative leadership decades before they could vote for parliament. In 1846, Eliza Brierley became the first woman member of a co-operative. Last year, the International Co-operative Alliance and the International Labor Organization surveyed the co-operatives sector globally, […]




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Co-operatives: Competitive, efficient and sustainable

Co-operatives: Competitive, efficient and sustainable

By on October 18, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

In a piece in The Australian yesterday, CBH Group CEO and BCCM Chair, Andy Crane explains how the co-operative business model has benefited CBH’s grain grower members while making the co-operative more competitive, efficient and sustainable for the future. CBH is Australia’s largest grain exporter and the second biggest privately owned business. Speaking from the International Summit of Cooperatives in […]




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Australia part of global study on health mutuals

Australia part of global study on health mutuals

By on June 28, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

As a result of the BCCM’s campaigning with the global sector, Australia has been included as one of the regions to be reviewed as part of a global study analysing the contribution to citizens’ health by co-operatives and mutuals around the world. The International Health Co-operative Organisation (IHCO) has commissioned Euricse (the leading co-operative research institution […]




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BCCM joins global co-operative awareness programme

BCCM joins global co-operative awareness programme

By on June 20, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

A major hurdle the co-operative and mutual sector faces globally is the lack of public awareness of the business model and therefore its economic and social benefits to people and communities. Surveys from various jurisdictions show that although the public may not be aware of the business model, high levels of respondents said they were more […]




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2016 Federal Election: Co-operative policy for a more resilient economy

2016 Federal Election: Co-operative policy for a more resilient economy

By on May 23, 2016 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

Going into the election, the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals is commending a few policy changes to all political parties. The concerns addressed here are shared by all parties and the solutions would lead to a stronger, more resilient Australian economy. In short, they are: Wind back red tape to allow start-up businesses, where […]




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