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Commoners Co-op is presenting a one day workshop in Bendigo, 16 September 2018 with Michel Bauwens, Peer to Peer and Commons Transition advocate.
RAC Intellicar will become the newest addition to BCCM member RAC’s automated vehicle program, supported by the State Government and vehicle manufacturer, NAVYA.
‘Small-scale farmers benefit from much higher shares of the end consumer price − around 26% − where they are organised in cooperatives which can achieve economies of scale up to the point of export, compared with those who are not and retain only around 4%.’
Everything for Everyone, a new book published today, chronicles the resurgence of the co-operative movement since the financial crash of 2008.
Today’s IbisWorld Index of the nation’s top 500 privately owned companies reveals the resilience of the co-operative and mutual model, with two out of the top 10 being owned by members, says BCCM CEO Melina Morrison.
The BCCM today welcomed the announcement that the Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja will take on responsibility for the mutual sector within his portfolio of Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance.
Redgum Cleaning Cooperative has won Best SME/Succession Plan in the Employee Ownership Australia (EOA) 2018 Awards.
Almost 70 community projects across Sydney, the Illawarra, the South Coast, ACT and the Southern Highlands have received a welcome funding boost in 2018 from IMB Bank’s community foundations.
The BCCM is pleased to announce that the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) has published the co-operative and mutual enterprise FAQs on its website.
The BCCM has published the first edition of the CME Governance Principles, incorporating recommendations, guidance and commentary for effective member-focussed governance.
Hear from Peter Martin (economist), Lieza Dessein (from Belgium’s SMart Co-operative) and Wally Newman (chair of Australia’s biggest co-operative, CBH Group) as they talk about the value of co-operatives.
New international review shows what Australia can learn from the rest of the world about fixing the housing crisis with co-operative housing.