24 February 2023
Melina Morrison, CEO of Australia’s Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM), has urged policymakers to ensure forthcoming business legislation puts co-ops on an equal footing when it comes to investment.
Morrison had been invited to give evidence to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics, in response to the National Reconstruction Fund (NRF) Corporation Bill 2022.
The NRF is a $15bn programme which will provide loans, guarantees and equity, in the hope of supporting projects that create secure well-paid jobs, drive regional development, and invest in national sovereign capability, broadening and diversifying Australia’s economy.
Read the full story, BCCM chief gives evidence to Australian Senate on value of co-op sector, on Co-operative News, 23 February 2023