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.

25 November 2022

BCCM acknowledges service of The Hon. Dr Race Mathews

The BCCM acknowledges the significant contribution of the Hon Dr Race Mathews to the co-operative and mutual movement in Australia.
18 November 2022

The BCCM awards $137,700 in funding to help next generation businesses thrive

The BCCM has announced the successful applicants to its inaugural co-operative development fund, The Bunya Fund, as it looks to kick-start a new generation of...
18 November 2022

The BCCM announces 2022 Honour Roll Inductees

Two outstanding contributors to industry have been added to the BCCM Honour Roll for 2022: Lynne McLennan and Steve Anthony OAM.
18 November 2022

Co-ops and mutuals set a framework for climate action

The BCCM today urged an all-in commitment to tackling the issue of climate change, as it prepared to launch its Declaration of Climate Action at a 2022 Leaders’ Summit...
16 November 2022

BCCM says Heritage-People’s Choice merger is a milestone for banking industry competition

The successful merger vote by the members of Heritage Bank and People’s Choice Credit Union cements a critical pillar of Australia’s financial industry.
09 November 2022

UK financial mutual implements MVM

UK financial mutual, Newcastle Building Society, is the first financial mutual outside Australia to implement Mutual Value Measurement©.
08 November 2022

Coop Italia removes 42 tons of plastic from the sea

Retailer Coop Italia is helping to clear the Italian seas of plastic by installing trash-eating devices, using offshore drones and employing scuba diving teams.
27 October 2022

The BCCM’s detailed Budget summary

While remaining sensitive to the inflationary economic environment, the Budget targeted allocations to relieve cost of living pressures and stimulate and modernise the...
26 October 2022

Co-ops and Mutuals welcome Budget measures to tackle housing supply and affordability; build economic resilience

The peak body for Australia’s $34.4 billion co-operative and mutual sector has welcomed measures in the Federal Budget aimed at building a more resilient and inclusive...
20 October 2022

Blueprint for an enterprising NSW 2022

The BCCM has launched its policy blueprint for the NSW election. The blueprint calls on all political parties to commit to four measures that will support the growth of...
19 October 2022

NSW Parliamentary Friends of Co-operatives and Mutuals launches in Sydney

Worsening flood outlook across the state underscored the need for greater collaboration on disaster and resilience planning, as it launched the NSW Parliamentary Friends...
17 October 2022

NENA Cooperatives Week 2022

Directly following the 2022 Social Enterprise World Forum, the New Economy Network Australia held a series of events for ‘NENA Cooperatives Week 2022’.
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