Submissions

Giving businesses the choice to operate as a co-operative or mutual needs the regulatory regimes to fit. The BCCM’s submissions to government inquiries have led to amended legislation for fairer operating conditions, access to capital and grants allocation. These submissions also help educate the wider community on the benefits of co-operatives and mutuals across the economy.

For information on the BCCM’s submissions please contact Karl Coombe.

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Australia’s housing co-operative sector

Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy inquiry into the Australian Local Power Agency (ALPA) Bill 2021.
Jurisdiction: Australian Government
Committee: House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy
Submission Date: 17 Jun 2024

Review of the NSW Reconstruction Authority Act 2022

Joint submission with the Northern Rivers Co-operative Alliance to the Joint Select Committee on the NSW Reconstruction Authority inquiry into the Review of the NSW Reconstruction Authority Act 2022.
Jurisdiction: Australian Government
Committee: Joint Select Committee on the NSW Reconstruction Authority
Submission Date: 17 May 2024

Opportunities and impacts for Australians arising out of the uptake of AI technologies

Submission to a Parliamentary inquiry into Artificial Intelligence, outlining the advantages of co-ops and mutuals for implementing AI to the benefit of consumers and the community.
Jurisdiction: Australian Government
Committee: Select Committee on Adopting Artificial Intelligence
Submission Date: 10 May 2024

Australia and New Zealand Perspectives on the Cooperative Identity

Australia and New Zealand's response to the International Cooperative Alliance's global consultation on the Statement on the Cooperative Identity.
Jurisdiction: Other
Committee: International Cooperative Alliance - Coop Identity Consultation
Submission Date: 30 Apr 2024

Design and implementation of a graduated risk-proportionate regulatory model

The BCCM made a submission to the NDIS Provider and Worker Registration Taskforce. We advocated for recognition of co-operatives in the new registration framework and provided examples of how co-operatives and mutuals support better outcomes for NDIS Participants, workers and the public.
Jurisdiction: Australian Government
Committee: NDIS Provider and Worker Registration Taskforce
Submission Date: 28 Apr 2024

Supermarkets Inquiry Issues Paper

The BCCM recommends that the ACCC formally recognise the benefits co-ops bring to markets and how they facilitate the economic participation of small businesses and value to consumers in grocery supply chains.
Jurisdiction: Australian Government
Committee: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Submission Date: 04 Apr 2024

Aged Care Bill 2023 Exposure Draft

The BCCM calls for an amendment of the Bill, supported by appropriate Rules, to appropriately recognise co-operative governance models.
Jurisdiction: Australian Government
Committee: Department of Health and Aged Care
Submission Date: 08 Mar 2024

Financial instruments with Characteristics of Equity – Exposure Draft 327

Submission noting how mutuals can use Mutual Capital Instruments as equity, including in relation to convertible notes that are issued as additional tier 1 capital by mutual ADIs.
Jurisdiction: Australian Government
Committee: Australian Accounting Standards Board
Submission Date: 16 Feb 2024

Climate-related financial disclosure: exposure draft legislation

Submission to The Treasury about the incoming climate-related financial disclosures regime for large businesses.
Jurisdiction: Australian Government
Committee: Treasury
Submission Date: 09 Feb 2024

Philanthropy Inquiry Draft Report

Highlights the important role of co-operative and mutual charities and calling for removal of ongoing dual regulation of charitable co-operatives.
Jurisdiction: Australian Government
Committee: Productivity Commission
Submission Date: 09 Feb 2024

2024 Pre-Budget Submission

The BCCM's submission calling on the Federal Government to explore how co-ops and mutuals can help to deliver progress in priority policy areas.
Jurisdiction: Australian Government
Committee: Treasury
Submission Date: 29 Jan 2024

Response to the Housing Australia Investment Mandate Amendments

The BCCM calls for a sympathetic policy environment that recognises the unique requirement for tenant-member contribution in housing co-operatives and the value and benefits created from this.
Jurisdiction: Australian Government
Committee: Treasury
Submission Date: 08 Nov 2023
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