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.

24 May 2022

BCCM CEO announces candidacy for President of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)

BCCM CEO, Melina Morrison, has announced her candidacy for President of the International Co-operative Alliance.
24 May 2022

Migration a fix for labour shortage: CEOs

The BCCM urged greater co-operation with the sector to find equitable solutions for challenges facing local communities.
23 May 2022

Agriculture industry ‘ready to work with Labor’ as leaders label biosecurity and skills shortage key issues

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals - which CBH Group is a member of - urged the Labor Government to have “greater collaboration with the sector”.
23 May 2022

Melina Morrison interviewed on ABC North Coast radio

BCCM CEO Melina Morrison spoke with Bruce McKenzie on ABC North Coast about the growing worker shortage and housing crisis in the Northern Rivers.
23 May 2022

Co-operative and mutual businesses will work with Labor to build a stronger economy

The BCCM congratulates the Australian Labor Party on its successful election to Federal Government and urges greater collaboration with the sector in a bid to find...
22 May 2022

Border region needs help to bring in workers to speed recovery

A shortage of skilled workers is significantly hampering flood recovery efforts on the NSW North Coast.
20 May 2022

Depleted workforce and housing impact to remain severe challenges, BCCM tells 2022 NSW Floods Inquiry

The BCCM and the Northern Rivers Co-operatives Alliance today issued a joint call for workforce renewal and housing needs to be prioritised in flood-ravaged areas of the...
12 May 2022

The impact of investing in co-ops and mutuals

Onimpact spoke with Melina Morrison about the unique nature of co-ops, the progress of legislative changes, and the huge need for the sector to better recognise the part...
05 May 2022

Major parties back co-ops and mutuals for nation building

BCCM advocacy has secured inclusion of co-ops and mutuals in Labor’s proposed $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund.
03 May 2022

Australia needs a third pillar in housing

Australia has a housing affordability crisis that has only been further exposed in the challenges of the last few years. Read the BCCM's Housing Blueprint.
02 May 2022

How to reinvigorate regional Australia

Is there enough money going into sectors outside of our major cities? The BCCM's CEO Melina Morrison joined ausbiz to share her perspective.
01 May 2022

Cooperators worldwide invited to answer the survey about the Cooperative Identity

The ICA has launched a survey gathering thoughts from cooperators all around the world on how well the Statement about the Cooperative Identity is defined and...
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