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Australian Co-operative Farming Hotline launched

A CO-OPERATIVE Farming Hotline has been launched to support Australian farmers, fishers and foresters in establishing farm co-operatives. The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutual (BCCM) launched the Co-operative Farming Hotline this week, providing envoys,...

Co-op hotline for farmers

Australia has 230 primary producer-owned co-ops owned by around 20,000 farmers, fishers and foresters

Funding to encourage farm co-ops

The Federal Government has provided support to help farmers set up co-operatives to build their bargaining strength. Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie said an industry peak body, the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, will receive $2.5 million and...

AFR Letters: Member ownership keeps mutuals honest

BCCM CEO, Melina Morrison, had her letter to the Editor published in today's Australian Financial Review (AFR): The idea that mutuals are a cottage industry is amusing but passe. Far from being ‘‘the touchy-feely socialists of the corporate world’’ (‘‘Nice little...

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