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BCCM hails Senate probe’s call to cut regulation for co-ops in dairy

BCCM hails Senate probe’s call to cut regulation for co-ops in dairy

By on September 1, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals CEO Melina Morrison today welcomed moves by the government to facilitate the establishment of new co-operatives in the dairy industry. “Cutting red tape will be a huge boost to the dairy industry, and hopefully will show the way forward to the broader economy,” said Ms Morrison, head of the […]




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Bipartisan support for Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-Ops a win for regional Australia

Bipartisan support for Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-Ops a win for regional Australia

By on June 22, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Co-chairs of the new Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-ops, Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie and the ALP’s Dr Andrew Leigh said the new group underlined the importance of the bodies to the nation. The bipartisan duo were speaking at the launch of the new Parliamentary Friends Group on Tuesday, this week. “All sides of politics […]




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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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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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Co-ops “Step it Up” for gender equality on IWD 2017

Co-ops “Step it Up” for gender equality on IWD 2017

By on March 8, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

In recognition of International Women’s Day, the global peak body for co-operatives, the International Co-operative Alliance, has focused attention on how the changing nature of work and labour market presents different scenarios for women and men. For example, the chances for women to participate in the labour market remains almost 27 percent points lower than for […]




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Guest blog: Talking Turkey

Guest blog: Talking Turkey

By on December 4, 2014 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Workers from the closing Ingham’s turkey processing plant at McLaren Value in South Australia have joined forces with local producers with a view to taking over the factory. By the end of 2014 (just in time for the holiday period), Ingham plans to close its South Australian turkey processing plant.  The decision will mean, amongst […]




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