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The power of the co-operative business model

The power of the co-operative business model

By on October 19, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

An opinion piece by Andrew Leigh MP and Senator Chris Ketter (ALP) on the power and role of co-operatives. Senator Ketter chaired the Senate inquiry into co-operative, mutual and member-owned firms. Andrew Leigh is the shadow assistant treasurer and the shadow minister for charities and not-for-profits. First published in the Sydney Morning Herald.  A few years ago, a […]




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Agricultural co-operatives take centre stage at national forum

Agricultural co-operatives take centre stage at national forum

By on August 29, 2016 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Today marks the first day of a two day national forum bringing together the agricultural sector to provide providing farmers with knowledge and materials on co-operatives, collective bargaining and other forms of collaboration. The BCCM is playing a central role at the forum with Melina Morrison, BCCM CEO hosting a roundtable workshop discussing how the recommendations […]




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Political parties commit to co-operative and mutual sector

Political parties commit to co-operative and mutual sector

By on June 21, 2016 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

The ALP has this morning released a statement pledging the party’s commitment to levelling the playing field for member-owned co-operatives and mutuals. The release by The Hon Chris Bowen MP, Shadow Treasurer and Senator Chris Ketter, Chair, Senate Economics Committee, stated that if elected, a Shorten Labor Government would review existing federal legislation and regulations […]




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ICMIF publishes its Global 500 report

ICMIF publishes its Global 500 report

By on June 6, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) has published its latest edition of the Global 500 report, an analysis of the world’s 500 largest mutual and co-operative insurance companies ranked by 2014 premium income. This is the eighth edition of the report, published annually alongside Global Mutual Market Share, ICMIF’s market intelligence report on the size […]




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Joseph Stiglitz to speak at international co-ops summit

Joseph Stiglitz to speak at international co-ops summit

By on April 15, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

The Nobel Prize winner and acclaimed economist Joseph Stiglitz has been announced as a speaker at the International Summit of Co-operatives in Quebec later this year. Mr Stiglitz has long denounced the gap between the rich and the poor, a phenomenon exacerbated by the financial and economic crises. He presents ways to reverse this trend, which democratic societies […]




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CBH Group’s economic strength and importance to WA outlined

CBH Group’s economic strength and importance to WA outlined

By on April 12, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Australia’s largest co-operative, the West Australian CBH grain group, yesterday released an economic impact study highlighting its financial benefits for grower-shareholders and the importance of its overall contribution to the state’s economy. The study, carried out by Deloitte Access Economics, found the co-operative and its grower members contributed $3 billion to the WA economy in 2014/15 accounting for 25% of […]




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Senate recommends level playing field for co-ops and mutuals

Senate recommends level playing field for co-ops and mutuals

By on March 16, 2016 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

Co-operative leaders join with Dr John Hewson and Senators Chris Ketter, Bridget McKenzie, Nick Xenophon to celebrate the day of the inquiry hand-down. On 17 March, the Senate’s Economics References Committee handed-down their report into their examination into the role, importance, and overall performance of co-operative, mutual and member-owned firms, which has received strong industry endorsement as a […]




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Global co-ops leader forecasts unparalleled growth for sector

Global co-ops leader forecasts unparalleled growth for sector

By on March 2, 2016 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), the peak body for co-operatives globally meets in Sydney this week for the first time in the organisation’s 120 year history. The Alliance is headed by Monique Leroux, CEO of Desjardin Group, Canada’s largest financial co-operative with $229 billion in assets and over 7 million members. In an interview with the ABC’s […]




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Regulatory bodies to face Senate committee public hearing

Regulatory bodies to face Senate committee public hearing

By on February 26, 2016 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

At a hearing today at Parliament House, the Senate Economics References Committee will question representatives of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) about whether their oversight and regulation of co-operatives and mutuals is appropriate and fair. At two previous public hearings […]




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Co-op champion elevated to office of Deputy PM

Co-op champion elevated to office of Deputy PM

By on February 12, 2016 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals today congratulated the Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, on his unopposed election to leader of the Nationals and on becoming Deputy Prime Minister elect. Commenting on the leadership change, BCCM CEO, Melina Morrison said, “I wish to congratulate Minister Joyce on the Nationals leadership and elevation to the […]




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