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 Anthony Taylor.

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Housing affordability and supply in Australia

BCCM called for support for innovative, self-help models of co-op housing development such as Baugruppen.
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Committee: House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue
Submission Date: 13 Sep 2021

Australian Local Power Agency Bill 2021

BCCM submitted in favour of the formation of an Australian Local Power Agency.
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Committee: House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy
Submission Date: 09 Jul 2021

Australian Curriculum Review

Co-ops and mutuals must be included across the secondary school humanities and social sciences curriculum.
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Committee: ACARA
Submission Date: 08 Jul 2021

Regulator Performance Guide

BCCM proposed minor changes to the draft Regulator Performance Guide.
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Committee: Department of Premier and Cabinet
Submission Date: 21 May 2021

2021-22 Pre-Budget Submission

This submission urges the Commonwealth Government to support industry-led efforts to promote growth among Australian-owned co-operative and mutual businesses through the provision of $7 million for business growth services and industry deregulation.
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Committee: Treasury
Submission Date: 10 May 2021

Vulnerable Supply Chains

BCCM called for the recognition of ownership in the final report as one of the factors contributing to supply chain resilience.
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Committee: Productivity Commission
Submission Date: 30 Apr 2021

Draft motor vehicle repair information sharing legislation

BCCM supported the draft and noted some potential refinements.
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Committee: Treasury
Submission Date: 29 Jan 2021

Aged Care Royal Commission

BCCM's submission highlighted the potential of the CME sector to help support investment in achieving the generational change in aged care.
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Committee: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Submission Date: 20 Nov 2020

Victorian Social Enterprise Strategy Consultation

Victorian co-ops and mutuals deliver social value at scale.
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Committee: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Submission Date: 06 Nov 2020

Long term sustainability of the NSW dairy industry

Co-operatives are essential to the long-term sustainability of dairying.
Jurisdiction: New South Wales
Committee: Portfolio Committee No. 4
Submission Date: 13 Oct 2020

Mitsubishi Motors Exclusive Dealing Notification

BCCM objected to the proposed exclusive dealing notification.
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Committee: ACCC
Submission Date: 09 Oct 2020

2020-21 Pre-Budget Submission

Recovery Through Co-operation: A plan for jobs, growth and manufacturing
Jurisdiction: Queensland
Committee: Treasury
Submission Date: 28 Aug 2020
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