News

The BCCM has successfully focussed Australian media on the economic and social benefits of the co-operative and mutual sector so our member stories are now part of the national conversation. BCCM CEO Melina Morrison is regularly interviewed by major Australian newspapers and radio about policy and current events relating to co-operatives and mutual. Media enquiries. Photo gallery.

23 May 2024

The impact of Fonterra’s asset sales on Australian Dairy Farmers and local workers

Melina Morrison interview with Tony Briscoe on ABC's Tasmanian Country Hour about the significant implications of Fonterra's planned asset sales.
17 May 2024

BCCM says Fonterra sale another blow for Australian dairy farmers

The announcement by Fonterra that it intends to sell its Australian dairy processing assets is yet another blow to dairy farmers
15 May 2024

Co-operative sector welcomes Budget measures to boost social housing

Australia’s $40 billion co-operatives and mutuals sector has welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget initiatives to help ease cost of living pressures and address...
15 May 2024

BCCM Federal Budget 2024–25 alert

Measures of note for co-ops and mutuals across housing, small business, social care, manufacturing, competition policy and financial services.
10 May 2024

Unlocking the “Missing Middle”: Lessons from the European co-operative housing sector

Last month, a delegation from the BCCM embarked on an eye-opening study tour of co-operative housing models in Copenhagen, Vienna and Zurich. Their goal was to uncover...
07 May 2024

Cooperatives Build a Better Future for All: Theme for 2024 International Day of Cooperatives

This year on July 6, cooperatives around the world will celebrate the International Day of Cooperatives with the theme "Cooperatives Build a Better Future for All."
06 May 2024

Federal housing plan includes co-operative housing following BCCM-ACHA push

The model of co-operative housing is back in the federal housing plan. The State of the Housing System Report (2024) includes housing co-operatives.
29 April 2024

Australian peak participates in co-op ministers’ conference – Jordan

Michael Pilbrow's Statement on behalf of the BCCM at the 11th Asia Pacific Cooperative Ministers' Conference, Dead Sea, Jordan, 28-30 April 2024.
26 April 2024

First international Accreditation of Mutual Value presented

BCCM CEO Melina Morrison has presented the Accreditation of Mutual Value to the first mutual to have successfully implemented Mutual Value Measurement© internationally.
24 April 2024

‘Oh Vienna’ Where do we live tomorrow?

"We’ve arrived at the present housing disaster rather like the Hemingway character explaining how he went bankrupt: “Two ways. Gradually and then suddenly.”
24 April 2024

Finding senior leaders: A recruitment guide for co-ops and mutuals – Part 3

Gerard Daniels' Geoff Curran delves into the crucial steps of selecting and securing the right candidate for senior leadership positions.
19 April 2024

MVM featured in OECD report

MVM has been included in a new OECD report: Measure, Manage and Maximise Your Impact: A Guide for the Social Economy.
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