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26 July 2021

Farming co-op’s soaring success

The Northern Territory’s biggest date farm has recorded a bumper harvest.
19 July 2021

National attention drives local business

The documentary that’s educating more Australians about a little-known business model in Victoria’s Myrtleford and Alpine regions is driving more business to the...
19 July 2021

Australia’s first company owned by an employee ownership trust

Meld Studios has announced that it was transitioning ownership from its three founders to an employee ownership trust.
02 July 2021

Celebrating the 27th International Day of Co-operatives

Countless co-operatives and mutuals across Australia have a longstanding history, but others that are newly formed might not realise they’re part of a worldwide network...
01 July 2021

New study finds that co-ops and mutuals offer thousands of jobs and bring billions to the area

The boss of the Casino Food Co-op says co-operatives have driven the “revival and survival of the region” and “haven’t left or let people down”. And now a new...
23 June 2021

Australia’s secret to success worth billions

A new report is shining a much-needed spotlight on a critical part of the nation’s economy worth billions to Australians – that also gives them a fairer share of the...
16 June 2021

North east fightback farmers build dairy co-op for next generation

About five years ago, dairy farmers Stuart Crosthwaite and Teresa Hicks were stressed as the disintegration of Murray Goulburn Milk threatened their livelihood.
11 June 2021

Airdate: Fightback Farmers: Feeding Australia Together

A documentary special showcasing Australian co-operative farmers and fishers screens next week on ABC.
10 June 2021

Limestone Coast Lobster fisherman Craig Reilly in new doco

Limestone Coast lobster fisherman, Craig ‘Slim’ Reilly, will feature in a new documentary on ABC, hitting Australia’s screens on June 15.
08 June 2021

ABC documentary celebrates Australia’s co-op farmers

An innovative new documentary celebrating and showcasing Australian co-operative farmers and fishers is set to hit TV screens soon.
06 June 2021

Education about co-operative structures will help farmers reduce risk: Report

A new study has recommended increased education in the agricultural sector about the use of CMEs (co-operative and mutual enterprises) and ICMEs (insurance providing...
03 June 2021

Co-operation key to small business success

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) welcomed the announcement of changes to the Franchising Code this week responding to its call to clarify the...
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