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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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SA co-operative scoops award at Australian Export Awards

SA co-operative scoops award at Australian Export Awards

By on November 25, 2016 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

South Australian-based almond co-operative, Almondco Australia Ltd, was named the Australian Regional Exporter of the Year for the second time in five years at last night’s 54th Australian Export Awards, hosted by Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo in Brisbane. The co-operative of 140 growers spread across SA, VIC and NSW was one of twelve […]




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Banking inquiry report highlights need for increased competition

Banking inquiry report highlights need for increased competition

By on November 25, 2016 in Media Releases with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) has said the tabling of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics’ first report on the banking sector today again highlights the need for a strong and competitive banking sector for consumers. BCCM CEO Melina Morrison said the sector overwhelmingly supported reforms which would allow for […]




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Mutuals continue to outperform traditional banks

Mutuals continue to outperform traditional banks

By on November 17, 2016 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

A report released today by KPMG Australia has reinforced the fact that the customer owned banking model is thriving and is expected to continue growing next year despite regulatory constraints, revealing the strength of the co-operative and mutual sector. The KPMG Australia’s annual Mutual Industry Review found strong asset growth of 7.8%, compared to 5% […]




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2016 National Mutual Economy Report: Top 100 CMEs grow by 4%

2016 National Mutual Economy Report: Top 100 CMEs grow by 4%

By on November 9, 2016 in Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

Top 100 co-operative and mutual enterprises (CMEs) combined turnover $30.5 billion (FY2014/15), with combined assets of $143.7 billion Top 100 member-owned companies turn over increasing by 4% per annum – and 18% over a five-year period Three Australian CMEs ranked in IBISWorld Top 10 The 2016 National Mutual Economy Report launched today at the BCCM […]




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Australian co-operatives gather in Québec for international summit

Australian co-operatives gather in Québec for international summit

By on October 14, 2016 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

CEOs and leaders from Australia’s co-operative and mutual sector are this week gathering in Québec, Canada for the bi-annual gathering of global representatives from the sector. This year marks the largest Australian delegation to attend and participate the International Summit of Cooperatives. “An issue which is experienced by co-operatives globally is the various barriers they […]




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Banking customers urged to take action with #switchnotbitch challenge

Banking customers urged to take action with #switchnotbitch challenge

By on October 6, 2016 in Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) has urged Australian consumers to proactively take matters into their own hands on the issue of banks profits and culture. Launching a playful social media campaign “#switchnotbitch”, the Council aims to prod consumers to shop around for alternative trustworthy banking choices. “What we often don’t hear is the idea […]




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Forum discusses benefits of co-op model to farming community

Forum discusses benefits of co-op model to farming community

By on September 2, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

BCCM CEO, Melina Morrison with Deputy Prime Minster Barnaby Joyce and Kevin Hogan MP at the launch of the program in April From 29-30 August, more than 200 industry experts from the agricultural sector attended a national forum to provide providing farmers with knowledge and materials on co-operatives, collective bargaining and other forms of collaboration took place. The forum […]




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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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The role of mutuals in the provision of public sector services

The role of mutuals in the provision of public sector services

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

The state-based and tax-funded model of delivering public services has become economically unsustainable due to demographic factors and spiralling demands on services at a time when states are impacted by economic crises. Governments across the world are looking at effective ways to reduce the burden on their budgets but still deliver services without reducing standards […]




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