Media Releases

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.

BCCM congratulates Labor’s newly appointed shadow Cabinet Ministers

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. 

BCCM welcomes ALP Growth and Productivity Taskforce

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.

BCCM welcomes landmark changes for mutuals

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.

Budget gives boost to small and medium sized businesses

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.

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