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This is our fourth blog in a series by Kevin Franey, Audit & Assurance Partner at BCCM Associate Member TNR Chartered Accountants. TNR has extensive co-operative advisory, auditing and taxation experience. Background As part of the consultation undertaken in...
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...
Over 90% of members of both Regional Australia Bank and Holiday Coast Credit Union (Holiday Coast) voted in favour of the merger in separate Special General Meetings held this week. The vote carried a resolution that will now see one of the largest mergers in the...
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...
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.
This is the fifth in a series of blogs by Alison Gaines, Chief Executive Officer, Gerard Daniels. She provides board governance tips for BCCM members.
Today, Minister for Health and Wellbeing Ms Meegan Fitzharris MLA officially opened the National Health Co-op’s (NHC) newest Clinic within the newly established Kambri precinct at the Australian National University (ANU).
Cooperatives and mutuals reforms unanimously supported in a win for customers, choice and competition. Mutuals recognised in the Corporations Act, have greater access to capital raising mechanisms and given flexibility to operate on a fairer playing field.
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) congratulates Gladys Berejiklian and the Liberal party on its win in the NSW elections. It also thanks the Liberal party for its letter of support prior to the election and looks forward to working with new state leaders to create a fairer economy for co-ops and mutuals.
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) welcomes these important policy commitments from the major parties to improve the operating environment for NSW-registered co-operatives. On the eve of the New South Wales election, both major parties have committed to ensuring parity for co-operative businesses registered in the State.
The findings and recommendations from an extensive Parliamentary inquiry into the franchising sector have been released. BCCM used a submission and appearance at a public hearing to highlight the clear differences between member-owned co-ops and investor-led franchise systems operating in similar markets.
The BCCM has called on the NSW Government and Labor Party to commit to working with the Federal Government to ensure the inclusion of State registered co-operatives in the national business modernisation programme.