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Member-owned firms clean up in top 10 list

Member-owned firms clean up in top 10 list

By on September 8, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

4 in 10 of Australia’s largest private firms by revenue are member-owned, including: The largest private firm based in Western Australia: CBH group (ranked 3rd overall) The second largest NSW private company: HCF (6th) The third largest in Victoria: Devondale Murray Goulburn (7th) The third largest in Queensland: Queensland Sugar (10th) These 4 entities alone […]




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CBH announces appointment of new CEO

CBH announces appointment of new CEO

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

BCCM Member CBH Group has announced the appointment of Jimmy Wilson as its new Chief Executive Officer starting late in 2017. CBH Chairman Wally Newman said “the Board was seeking a candidate that would drive and shape the next phase of development for our growers’ supply chain, ensuring the organisation is fit to match the […]




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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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International Day of Co-operatives

International Day of Co-operatives

By on July 1, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Today, 1 July, is the 95th International Day of Co-operatives. The message from the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) on this day is that “[a]t a time when income inequality is rising around the world, it is good to remember that solutions for inequality exist. The co-operative model is foremost among these. “Its internationally agreed definition, […]




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Co-ops peak body hails NSW Government investing millions for almond plant

Co-ops peak body hails NSW Government investing millions for almond plant

By on June 28, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals today hailed the opening of a $25 million almond shelling plant in the Riverina as a shining example of the importance of co-operatives to regional areas. “This is evidence of significant economic expansion in the Riverina and a vote of confidence from the NSW Government in our farmers […]




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New research explores the importance of co-operatives to the New Zealand economy

New research explores the importance of co-operatives to the New Zealand economy

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

A new research paper by Professor Morris Altman (University of Newcastle) explores the importance of co-operatives to the New Zealand economy. The paper will be published in the International Journal of Social Economics. Read the paper




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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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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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Usyd researchers awarded grant for research into Australian co-operatives

Usyd researchers awarded grant for research into Australian co-operatives

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

Three researchers have been awarded a $370,000 grant in November 2016 Australian Research Council Discovery Program to research ‘Co-operatives in Australia – Explaining Growth, Decline and Revival’. Dr Nikola Balnave (Macquarie University), Associate Professor Olivera Marjanovic (University of Sydney) and Professor Greg Patmore (University of Sydney) will undertake the research through the Co-operative Research Group, […]




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Co-op insurance leaders join the IDF Steering Committee

Co-op insurance leaders join the IDF Steering Committee

By on June 3, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) has welcomed the announcement by Stephen Catlin, Chair of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) of the appointment of a number of leading insurance CEOs to serve on the Steering Committee of the IDF. This Committee was created to apply insurers’ risk expertise to the insurance-related challenges and […]




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