2024 Leaders' Summit: Elevate! Our identity, impact, influence

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The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is the peak body for co-operatives and mutuals in Australia. Co-ops and mutuals are member-owned businesses that trade for surplus to fulfil their purpose. They are social businesses because they put people, not profit, at the centre of the enterprise.

Latest news

Melina Morrison, CEO, BCCM
23 May 2024

The impact of Fonterra’s asset sales on Australian Dairy Farmers and local workers

Melina Morrison interview with Tony Briscoe on ABC's Tasmanian Country Hour about the significant implications of Fonterra's planned asset sales.
17 May 2024

BCCM says Fonterra sale another blow for Australian dairy farmers

The announcement by Fonterra that it intends to sell its Australian dairy processing assets is yet another blow to dairy farmers
15 May 2024

Co-operative sector welcomes Budget measures to boost social housing

Australia’s $40 billion co-operatives and mutuals sector has welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget initiatives to help ease cost of living pressures and address the shortage of affordable...

International Year of Cooperatives in 2025

UN Resolution calls for a second International Year of Cooperatives in 2025.
Co-operatives and mutuals a key focus of Budget funding for aged care innovation

BCCM launches $7m social care program

The Care Together Program is Australia’s first co-operative and mutual enterprise support program in social care.
The Bunya Fund

The Bunya Fund

Find out how your co-op or mutual can help address the funding and advice gap for early-stage co-operative and mutual enterprises or initiatives.

Upcoming events & training

18 June 2024

BCCM CEO Roundtable and Directors’ Dinner

The BCCM will host its CEO Roundtable and Directors' Dinner for full member CEOs in Sydney on 18 June 2024.
Introduction to CMEs course
25 June 2024

Mutual Mindset: An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals

A program for employees of co-operative and mutual businesses developed to ensure a consistent level of knowledge across the co-operative and mutual sector.
Company secretary forum
3 July 2024

Public Affairs Committee meeting

The BCCM Public Affairs Committee was formed following the launch of the BCCM’s policy blueprint: A Strong Economy: It’s every Australian’s business.
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4 July 2024

BCCM Regulation Roundtable – Operationalising CPS230

Invitation-only BCCM Regulation Roundtable on the topic of Operationalising CPS230.

Current campaigns

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Blueprint for Australia

Our policy guide for a sustainable economy that works in the interests of all Australians.

Co-operative and Mutual Climate Policy

Co-operative and Mutual Climate Policy

Co-operative and mutual enterprises are coming together to accelerate action towards tackling climate change.

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Action to Empower: Social Care Mutuals

Action to Empower is our campaign to empower consumers and carers in social care markets to take back control through business model innovation.

Latest videos

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Australian and New Zealand perspectives on Cooperative Identity

Online discussion exploring how we think about, communicate and live our co-operative identity as member-based businesses.
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BCCM - celebrating 10 years of co operation

In 2023 we celebrated ten years of the BCCM. Here’s a snapshot of what 10-years has looked like …
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2023 National Mutual Economy Report

The 2023 National Mutual Economy Report measures the size and the performance of the Australian co-operative and mutual sector.
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Cracking the code on IWD2023

Co-ops and mutuals are #CrackingTheCode this #IWD2023 by leveraging inclusive technologies, embracing disruptive innovation and ensuring access to education..
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Mutual Value Measurement is the answer

Andrew Haigh, Newcastle Building Society CEO, talks about the Mutual Value Measurement Framework©.
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Co-op Women's Voices: Melina Morrison

Melina Morrison's 2022 Co-op Women's Voices Interview with Rebecca Harvey (Co-operative News) and Sarah Alldred (Co-operative College).
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Relevance and inspiration – connecting with the next generation of co-operators

2022 BCCM Summit Closing keynote speaker Ana Aguirre, President, Youth Network, International Co-operative Alliance.
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Discretionary Risk Mutuals

Interview with Capricorn CEO Jim Glossat, Unimutual CEO Geoff Henderson, CivicRisk Mutual CEO Andrew Armitstead and BCCM CEO Melina Morrison.
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The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals

The BCCM is the peak body for co-ops and mutuals in Australia.
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Mutual Value Measurement©

The MVM Framework© helps co-ops and mutuals measure their total value creation through a set of common dimensions and shared language about measuring and reporting mutual value.
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Fightback Farmers: Feeding Australia Together

New ABC documentary featuring local heroes showing why co-operative farming could be a solution for modern agriculture and its communities
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Co-operatives in Northern Rivers NSW

Thousands of people and businesses collaborate in co-operatives in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, bringing $2.4 billion to the regional economy.

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