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BCCM announces new board and chairperson for 2018

BCCM announces new board and chairperson for 2018

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

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is delighted to welcome new directors to its board, and announce a new chairperson from the current directors. The BCCM Chairperson for 2018 is RAC WA CEO Terry Agnew. The new directors on the BCCM board are: HCF CEO Sheena Jack CUA CEO Rob Goudswaard National Health […]




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Mutual economy contributes more to Australia’s GDP than mining, construction or manufacturing

Mutual economy contributes more to Australia’s GDP than mining, construction or manufacturing

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

NME Report 2017 shows the contribution of co-operative and mutual enterprises (CMEs) is 8.3% of Australia’s GDP Australia has more than 2,100 active CMEs with more than 29 million members $140 billion in total value-add with 76 cents of every dollar reinvested in local communities Turnover of Top 100 CMEs grows by 6.6% a year, […]




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Measuring the value created by Australia’s Cooperatives and Mutuals

Measuring the value created by Australia’s Cooperatives and Mutuals

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

Monash Business School researchers are partnering with some of country’s best-known cooperative and mutual enterprises (CMEs) to create a consistent way to measure the sector’s total social and economic value. Monash Business School’s Department of Accounting is partnering with the Business Council of Mutuals and Cooperatives (BCCM) to create an industry framework that individual cooperatives and mutual enterprises (CMEs) […]




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New Research Report: Policies aren’t enough; inclusion needs to be embedded in organisational culture

New Research Report: Policies aren’t enough; inclusion needs to be embedded in organisational culture

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

Women are nearly half the workforce, but continue to be segregated into a limited number of occupations and predominantly into the lower grades of those industries.  Years of policies intended to promote inclusion appear to have changed very little. For organisations wanting to genuinely increase female participation at the top, simply having a set of […]




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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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