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.
Champion of the co-operative movement receives Order of Australia award for services to business and the community
The BCCM congratulates Greg Wall on his Member of the Order of Australia (AM) award for significant service to business and the community.
BCCM looks forward to working with the Opposition Front Bench Ministers. The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) today congratulated and welcomed Labor’s Front Bench Ministers. BCCM looks forward to working with Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese and his newly appointed shadow Cabinet.
Minister McKenzie is the first woman to hold the portfolio and will serve as minister in addition to her duties as Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-operatives The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals is pleased to congratulate the new...
Co-operatives and mutuals will continue to work with Government to build on the historic reforms achieved to date. The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals congratulates Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Liberal and National Coalition on its successful...
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) welcomes Labor’s announcement that it would invest $3 million for the Farming Together program. The BCCM developed the country’s first “reg-tech” for co-operatives for the Farming Together program dramatically...
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) welcomes today’s announcement from Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan for a $3 million boost for the Farming Together program. Based at Southern Cross University, Farming Together provides grants that assist...
The BCCM welcomes the ALP’s commitment to a Growth and Productivity Taskforce announced today by Shadow Assistant Minister Andrew Leigh. The taskforce which sits in Treasury, has an explicit remit to implement reforms to put co-operatives and mutuals on a level playing field with other business structures.
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) today called for Australia’s major political parties to adopt a three-point plan outlined in the Blueprint for an Enterprising Nation.
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.