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18 June 2024

Co-ops and Mutuals defy economic headwinds to grow revenue by 16.1 per cent

Australia’s top 100 co-operative and mutual businesses posted a record performance in the 2023 financial year, defying domestic and international headwinds to grow...
17 June 2024

Gray pays $115 a week in rent. But there’s a catch

BCCM CEO Melina Morrison in SMH article which explores the policy barriers for co-operative housing to play a larger role in addressing housing affordability in NSW.
14 June 2024

“Express your interest!”: The Bunya Fund, growing the next generation of co-operatives

Within Australia’s dynamic co-operative community lies a foundation of collective advancement and empowerment—the Bunya Fund. Initiated by the BCCM, through a strong...
11 June 2024

Service to co-ops and mutuals recognised in King’s Birthday 2024 Honours List

Congratulations to these outstanding people on being recognised in the King’s Birthday 2024 Honours List. Your service and achievements shine a light on the...
07 June 2024

Care co-ops in the spotlight at the International Labour Conference

The 112th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) discussed the issue of decent work in the care economy.
06 June 2024

Important Notice: Phishing Alert – email security advisory

Phishing alert – email security advisory – from BCCM CEO.
02 June 2024

BCCM CEO Visits MONDRAGON Corporation: A groundbreaking co-operative model

BCCM CEO Melina Morrison recently visited the Mondragon Corporation in Spain highlighting the BCCM’s commitment to learning from global leaders in co-operative business...
01 June 2024

Unlocking the ‘Missing Middle’: Lessons from Europe’s housing co-ops

In April 2024, Europe played host to a delegation from Australia’s BCCM, taking a fact-finding tour ​​of co-operative housing models in Copenhagen, Vienna and...
23 May 2024

The impact of Fonterra’s asset sales on Australian Dairy Farmers and local workers

Melina Morrison interview with Tony Briscoe on ABC's Tasmanian Country Hour about the significant implications of Fonterra's planned asset sales.
17 May 2024

BCCM says Fonterra sale another blow for Australian dairy farmers

The announcement by Fonterra that it intends to sell its Australian dairy processing assets is yet another blow to dairy farmers
15 May 2024

Co-operative sector welcomes Budget measures to boost social housing

Australia’s $40 billion co-operatives and mutuals sector has welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget initiatives to help ease cost of living pressures and address...
15 May 2024

BCCM Federal Budget 2024–25 alert

Measures of note for co-ops and mutuals across housing, small business, social care, manufacturing, competition policy and financial services.
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