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.

08 December 2021

Natalie Browning makes history as the first Australian on the International Co-operative Alliance board

CBH’s first female grower director Natalie Browning is continuing to smash glass ceilings after becoming the first Australian elected to the International Co-operative...
06 December 2021

Final report on Discretionary Mutual Funds supports industry ‘approval tick’

Ms Morrison welcomed the Ombudsman’s findings that DMFs could provide cost effective alternate risk protection, which was essential to ensuring the viability of small...
30 November 2021

Farm co-op champion elected to represent Australian sector in the Asia-Pacific region

Natalie Browning, Deputy Chair of Australia’s largest co-operative and a founding member of the BCCM – CBH Group, was today elected to the regional board of the...
30 November 2021

More than 25 industry associations take aim at labour shortages

The BCCM has joined more than 25 industry associations in signing agreements to help tackle Australia’s growing skills and labour shortages.
29 November 2021

Mutual sector posts strong growth in home lending

Strong homebuyer demand has spurred growth among mutual banks, building societies, and credit unions over the past year.
26 November 2021

AgUP Grants Program

The Federal Government has announced $7.3m in grant funding for industry-led, workforce projects to address the challenges of attracting and retaining agricultural...
25 November 2021

The BCCM applauds strength of mutual banking sector, following latest annual review from KPMG

The results of KPMG’s KPMG Australia’s Mutuals Industry Review 2021 underscore the importance of the sector to the national economy. 
23 November 2021

BCCM names its 2021 Honour Roll inductees

Three outstanding contributors to industry have been added to the BCCM Honour Roll for 2021, with their endeavours spanning motoring, insurance and banking. The Business...
18 November 2021

Second outing for BCCM podcast on Australian agri co-ops

The second season of our podcast Meet the Co-op Farmers will shine a light on some of the most exciting new co-operatives being formed around Australia.
17 November 2021

Momentum to start business co-operatives spreads from farm gate to regional towns

Renewed interest in farming co-operatives across Australia has led the BCCM to launch a second season of its successful podcast series Meet the Co-op Farmers.
16 November 2021

Putting co-operatives and mutuals back in the limelight

A ground-breaking new way of measuring and accrediting the value of member-owned businesses is putting co-operatives and mutuals back in the limelight.
15 November 2021

Greater resilience role proposed for rural co-operatives

Governments should recognise and support the role of local co-operatives in improving natural disaster risk mitigation and resilience in rural communities, a report says.
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