THE LATEST CO-OPERATIVE AND MUTUAL NEWS, AUSTRALIA-WIDE
Keep up to date with BCCM in the news and all the latest on the co-operative and mutual sector in Australia and around the world.
If you have a story you would like published, please send it to BCCM.
Yesterday, Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Reforms) Bill 2019 had its first and second readings in the upper house. Federally registered co-ops and mutuals are a step closer to the passage of this Bill through Parliament with bipartisan support.
The BCCM welcomes the Government’s publication of landmark legislation that will unshackle co-operatives and mutuals, including customer owned banks, to compete with listed companies in their industries, providing greater competition and choice for customers.
Teachers Mutual Bank Limited will create billions of dollars of responsible investment as it becomes one of the first Australian banks to certify its retail deposits, mortgages, and wholesale funding.
BCCM is proud to be supporting local economic development expert Micahel Schuman’s upcoming Australian tour.
New organisation, Not In My Workplace (NIMWP), is hosting the 1000 Women Summit
Stuart Robert MP has announced more progress on the competition reforms of the Government’s Hammond Review.
The Customer Owned Banking Association has appointed former Australian Securities and Investments Commission official Phil Khoury to conduct the review of the Customer Owned Banking Code of Practice (the Code).
Voting closes on Thursday, 31 January at 5pm, so please vote and encourage your colleagues to also vote for these great Australian co-operators.
Australian co-operative historian Dr Gary Lewis has died.
A smooth succession will take place at the helm of Queensland Country Credit Union in March when Aaron Newman, the current Chief Executive Officer of subsidiary business Queensland Country Health Fund, replaces Aileen Cull in the financial services group’s top job.
The BCCM is delighted with the A-League’s announcement that a new club from in Sydney’s South-West will be joining the A-League in the 2020/21 season.
The small Western Australian community of Gnowangerup is a world away from the cooperative breweries and wholefood stores dotting inner-city streets.