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.
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.
CEOs from the co-operative and mutual sector will hold a joint press conference with the Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Bridget McKenzie, to welcome new draft legislation and affirm the Government’s commitment to phase two of the legislative process.
Over a quarter of Australians now bank with Credit Unions and Mutuals. Australian Credit Unions and Customer Owned Banks celebrate growing membership numbers on International Credit Union Day.
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals has today warmly welcomed the publication of draft legislation that will begin the process of modernising the Federal law for mutual businesses.
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.