THE LATEST CO-OPERATIVE AND MUTUAL NEWS, AUSTRALIA-WIDE
The BCCM works to focus media and political attention on Australia’s co-operative and mutual sector so its economic and social benefits are part of the national conversation. Browse BCCM’s media releases below.
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.
BCCM welcomes the extension of tax cuts on asset purchases announced in the 2019 Budget. Write-offs will now apply on assets up to $30,000, and for businesses with a turnover of up to $50 million. This will help many smaller co-operatives and mutuals improve their bottom line and make important investments.
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 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.
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) welcomes the Financial Services Royal Commission’s final report. The peak body notes that not all financial institutions have been behaving badly and renews the call for legislation to pass to enable mutuals including the customer owned banks to compete with the big banks.
The BCCM welcomes the commitment to supporting the co-operative and mutual sector in the Australian Labor Party’s National Platform.
The BCCM welcomes the Liberal-National Government commitment to backing Australian consumers to have more choice, by ensuring co-operatives, mutuals and member-owned firms are competitive and can access the capital they need to grow.
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is delighted to announce its board has been re-elected in full.
The BCCM champions leadership as service to the co-operative and mutual sector and this was recognised at the annual Taste of Australia Industry Dinner, which was held in the Auditorium at Adelaide Town Hall.
Leading UK social care expert links allied health and carer workforce planning using a co-operative business model.
Emer Coleman says digital co-ops are the best way to solve data issues – 2018 BCCM’s Leaders’ Summit
Leading digital authority to speak about her UK digital co-op group at the BCCM 2018 Leaders’ Summit, 14 & 15 November in Adelaide.