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The Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) held a research release event in Melbourne yesterday, launching a new paper on the role of critical services in Australia’s economic development.
It is great to see you here in Adelaide at the beautiful Government House, built in 1840, some four years after South Australia was proclaimed as our nation’s only convict-free state. SA is a great place it has the beaches the hills and importantly the wineries.
Regardless of the sector we operate in – whether that’s financial services, agriculture, healthcare, retail – we are all faced by the need to respond to rapid changes of technology, of new competitors building on digital cost advantages, or changing regulations that affect our established businesses.
Capricorn Mutual ranked ninth on a list of co-operative and mutual insurers in developed countries, with premium growth of 15.6% in 2017, in a new report published by the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF).
As the President and Chairman of RAA, South Australia’s largest mutual, it is fantastic to be here today, and I would like to thank BCCM for inviting me to deliver the opening remarks ahead of a quite fascinating program.
Dr Rebecca Huntley author and Head of Research at Essential Media provided the keynote address at the 2018 BCCM Taste of Australia Dinner. Good evening. I’d like to start by acknowledging the land we meet on today is the traditional lands of the Kaurna people and that...
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals CEO Melina Morrison has contributed a chapter to the latest Connecting people with progress: securing future economic development report from CEDA.
The ‘founding father’ of Queenslanders Credit Union has passed away in Brisbane at the age of 96. Leo Barcham was a Director from 1963 to 1995 and remained an active Member throughout his life.
In July 2018 the BCCM launched the first edition of the Principles – a collector’s item edition that should be cherished for its success in marrying the interests of good corporate governance with the unique member focused interests of CME’s.
The annual Platform Co-operativism conference in Hong Kong was notable for the many faceted ways that co-operatives are developing across the globe.
Mutuo partnership with BCCM delivers first ever Federal legislation for mutually owned businesses. Draft Bill opens for consultation ahead of introduction in Parliament in November.
This is our second blog in a series by Kevin Franey, Audit & Assurance Partner at TNR Chartered Accountants.