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Co-operatives and mutuals are working to overcome the challenges presented by coronavirus
Australian fishermen brokering deal to fly lobsters to China, get coronavirus medical supplies in return
WA’s four main lobster processing companies, led by the Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative (GFC), have been negotiating with five airlines this week to secure a deal to export a weekly shipment of 30 tonnes of live lobster.
Administrators PwC revealed the chain had been sold to Australian online book retailer Booktopia
An updating list of state-by-state resources for Australian businesses impacted by COVID-19
To manage the ongoing threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the National Cabinet is taking further actions to protect the Australian community. The decisions being taken will have broad impacts on the business operations in many industries including co-operatives...
BCCM is continuing working with government at all levels to advocate for co-operative and mutual enterprises as they work hard to overcome the challenges of this pandemic.
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.
BCCM has returned to the Small Business and Franchising Consultative Committee (SBFCC) as a member for 2020-21.
While consumers’ faith in institutions is dwindling, CMEs remain trusted due to their people-centred business model.
Last year the Government announced that BCCM will receive $2.5 million and Southern Cross University $500,000 to help farmers, fishers and foresters establish and grow farm co-ops and other collaborative business models that can boost farm gate returns.
aroundtheworld.coop has produced a digital case study on Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative as part of its co-op stories series. aroundtheworld.coop visited the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative in June this year. aroundtheworld.coop is a project dreamt...
Researchers and industry leaders from around the Asia Pacific will get together in Newcastle this week to discuss how co-operatives and mutuals can work together to achieve a flourishing and sustainable future in our region. The conference will consider a range of...