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Co-ops create competition and choice for consumers while adhering to seven key principles, among them a concern for community
During the coronavirus crisis, co-operatives have stepped up to support their members and communities.
Currently in Australia there’s more than 200 agricultural co-ops owned by around 20,000 farmers, fishers and foresters.
Ms Morrison said the co-operative model would help to rebuild these parts of the supply chain within Australia.
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,...
BCCM CEO Melina Morrison spoke on radio show Rural Queensland Today, discussing the new Co-operative Farming Project
Australia has 230 primary producer-owned co-ops owned by around 20,000 farmers, fishers and foresters
We look at how 10 cooperatives across Australia are supporting their communities in the face of an international health crisis
The apex body has been in talks with ministers to discuss ways to reduce the impact of the virus
Last year the Australian Federal Parliament passed landmark legislation for mutuals, the first amendments to the Corporations Act for 18 years that relate to CMEs.
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...
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...