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Community investment handbook for co-operatives launched

Community investment handbook for co-operatives launched

By on November 22, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Co-operatives have played a key role in many Australian communities for more than one hundred years. Their popularity began in rural communities when agricultural producers combined their efforts to process and market their products economically.  Today, co-operatives exist in all sectors of the Australian economy contributing 7% to the country’s GDP (including superannuation funds) and […]




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Brighton community bid to buy town hall

Brighton community bid to buy town hall

By on June 1, 2015 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

In the South Australian town of Brighton, residents are being offered a chance to part own the local town hall to keep it owned locally and within the community instead of being sold to developers. The Original Town Hall group is asking the community to donate to a fighting fund to buy the site from Holdfast Bay […]




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Co-operative helps banana growers affected by cyclone

Co-operative helps banana growers affected by cyclone

By on April 9, 2015 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

After the devastation left by Cyclone Olwyn in WA last month, a co-operative has found an innovative way to help banana growers in the area whose banana plantations have been decimated. The Sweeter Banana Cooperative has come together with banana growers in Gascoyne to use bananas salvaged after the cyclone in order to make banana bread. […]




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Mutuals’ Bill achieves Second Reading in UK House of Commons

Mutuals’ Bill achieves Second Reading in UK House of Commons

By on January 13, 2015 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

The Mutuals’ Deferred Shares Bill has achieved a crucial Second Reading in the UK House of Commons. The Bill will now proceed to Committee Stage and a Third Reading. The Mutuals’ Deferred Shares Bill will permit member shares capital in Friendly Societies and Mutual Insurers for the first time. This innovative law, which is the […]




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BCCM provides evidence on sectors’ role in Australian aid

BCCM provides evidence on sectors’ role in Australian aid

By on September 16, 2014 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

The BCCM has been among representatives of the responsible business movement giving evidence at a Federal Government Inquiry into the role of the private sector in Australia’s aid program, presenting evidence on the role co-operatives and mutuals can play in international aid, poverty reduction and private sector development as part of Australia’s aid budget. BCCM […]




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Indigenous Pastoral Stations look to merge as co-op

Indigenous Pastoral Stations look to merge as co-op

By on May 28, 2014 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Indigenous Pastoral Stations look to merge Ten of Australia’s largest Aboriginal-run pastoral stations are preparing to join forces. The ‘Aboriginal Pastoral Co-op’ will be backed by a Chinese consortium and aims to pool resources between stations to produce better cattle and train more young people. The Chinese ASF Group could be putting up to $40 […]




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Nundah Co-op shortlisted in Social Enterprise Awards

Nundah Co-op shortlisted in Social Enterprise Awards

By on May 15, 2014 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative (NCEC) has been shortlisted as an Australian Social Enterprise of the Year, for the Social Enterprise Awards, presented by Social Traders. NCEC is one of five organisations shortlisted in the small (employing <25 people) category. The winner wil receive $5,000 in prize money. The co-operative creates sustainable employment opportunities for more […]




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CBH to invest in east coast grain infrastructure

CBH to invest in east coast grain infrastructure

By on February 7, 2014 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Western Australia’s main grain handler the CBH group is proposing to increase investments on the east coast. Several grain growers have provided the Country Hour with information about the plan to invest in trains and wagons to move grain from Narrabri, Moree and Burren Junction in New South Wales to the port of Newcastle. These […]




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Co-operatives the sustainable business model, says ICA Director-General

Co-operatives the sustainable business model, says ICA Director-General

By on January 25, 2014 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

ICA Director-General Charles Gould has posted an opinion piece against the backdrop of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Co-operatives the sustainable business model – a view from Davos, Jan 25 on The Information Daily. On co-operatives, Mr Gould said: “Co-operatives are appreciative of governments’ interest in social entrepreneurship. It is a sign that the […]




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BCCM announces public service mutuals industry task force

BCCM announces public service mutuals industry task force

By on January 23, 2014 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

Following a national roundtable on the role for co-operative and mutuals in public sector reform in November 2013, the BCCM has announced a national task force to explore the viability and roles for co-operatives and mutuals in delivering key public services. The task force which will oversee the preparation of a Green Paper that expands […]




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