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01 December 2023

Are co-ops the answer to Australian housing crisis?

Housing affordability in Australia has been a hot topic for some time, recently flaring up due to massive rent and housing price increases post-COVID-19 lockdowns.
29 November 2023

Co-operative Housing is the ‘missing middle’ in Australia’s affordability crisis

ACHA and the BCCM have launched policies and a new website aimed at increasing awareness of non-market housing models to help combat the affordability crisis.
29 November 2023

Push to consider co-operative housing to ease crisis

Melina Morrison spoke with Patricia Karvelas on RN Breakfast about today's co-operative housing roundtable at Parliament House.
15 November 2023

UN Resolution calls for a second International Year of Cooperatives in 2025

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a new resolution on cooperatives in social development calling for the proclamation of 2025 as an International Year of...
06 November 2023

Regional health gap – BCCM responds to Westfund report

The BCCM welcomes a report by not for profit health insurer Westfund, which highlights the disparity in health care services available to those living in regional and...
25 October 2023

BCCM names its 2023 Honour Roll inductees

Five outstanding contributors to the co-operative and mutual sector have been added to the BCCM Honour Roll for 2023, with this year’s recipients sharing a background...
24 October 2023

How would you insure a university’s lab rats?

“I think all over the world we’re seeing the same response to systemic issues,” said Melina Morrison, CEO of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals...
23 October 2023

Preview: Join us for the important conversations

Hello from Brisbane where we are preparing for our 10th-anniversary Taste of Australia Dinner and Honour Roll this Wednesday night and our Leaders’ Summit the following...
22 October 2023

Greenwashing and Sustainability Reporting

One welcome trend in the sustainability world has been the recent regulatory focus and growing awareness of greenwashing.
12 October 2023

Are mutual insurers on the comeback trail?

Mutual insurers are on the comeback trail in Australia. According to Melina Morrison, BCCM CEO, there are two main reasons for this comeback.
09 October 2023

I have a Dream in the Voice.

Ahead of the referendum, Pastor Ray Minniecon, Scarred Tree Ministries, St. John’s Anglican Church, Glebe, has asked colleagues to share his perspective.
28 September 2023

Mutuals on the comeback

BCCM CEO Melina Morrison delivered the keynote address at ICMIF's AOA Seminar, a conference of global mutual insurers, hosted by BCCM member Capricorn Mutual earlier this...
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