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Limestone Coast Fishermen’s Co-operative commences trading

The Limestone Coast Fishermen’s Co-operative (LCFC), 100% owned by Southern Rock Lobster fishers, has commenced trading as of 1 October 2019. Two years ago, Southern Rock Lobster fishers approached Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative (GFC) interested in emulating the...

Kudos Services holds first Annual General Meeting

Employee-owned mutual Kudos Services Limited has held its first Annual General Meeting since forming in 2018. Kudos is the first public service mutual in Australia, delivering Early Childhood Early Intervention and Therapy services in South Australia. BCCM...

Michael Hampson appointed Norco Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Norco has appointed its new Chief Executive Officer - Mr Michael Hampson who will take up the role effective Thursday 3 October 2019. Since commencing with Norco seven months ago in the role of Chief Operating Officer, Michael has worked closely with the...

Raising capital in mutuals

Greg Hammond OAM delivered the keynote address at the Australian Friendly Societies Pharmacies Association Conference on 5 September 2019.

Mutual champion to step down after 13 years

Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals member RACQ has announced Group CEO Ian Gillespie will step down from the role at 31 December 2019. BCCM CEO Melina Morrison said "Ian’s passion for the sector has been a driving force in the recent landmark reforms for...

BCCM welcomes Treasury Laws (Mutual Reforms) Act 2019

BCCM worked with Government and businesses across the mutual sector to help develop this new legislation that improves the business environment for federally registered mutuals.   This legislation achieved bi-partisan support, showing the importance of these...

Australian Federal Election Policy

Since the last General Election, Co-operatives and Mutuals have enjoyed new and welcome bi-partisan political support at a federal level. But there is much more to do to ensure that these important businesses can play a full role in our economy and society and help to build a fairer Australia.

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