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.

18 February 2024

Community housing sector can play greater role to ease crisis

The $12.4 million Lakewood redevelopment serves as an example of the potential for co-ops to play a greater role in the Housing Australia Fund.
16 February 2024

Lakewood re-opening showcases role for co-ops in affordable housing crisis

The $12.4 million refurbishment of Lakewood Housing Co-operative in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs is being hailed as a potential blueprint for the development of similar...
12 February 2024

AFR Letters: Another destiny for independent retailers

BCCM CEO, Melina Morrison, explains how co-operatives can support the best interests of the market and consumers, all the while protecting the corner store.
08 February 2024

Finding senior leaders: A recruitment guide for co-ops and mutuals – Part 2

Recruitment expert Geoff Curran, Practice Leader at Gerard Daniels, shares his valuable insights into the recruitment process for senior leadership positions in...
02 February 2024

Housing co-ops supported in first stage response to new Housing and Homelessness Plan development

The Australian government has released a summary report of what they heard in the consultation on the new National Housing and Homelessness Plan.
01 February 2024

Boosting competition and consumer choice – a partnership with the Commonwealth

The BCCM has made a Pre-Budget Submission calling on the Federal Government to partner with Australian co-operatives and mutuals to deliver more competition, consumer...
29 January 2024

Service to co-ops and mutuals recognised in Australia Day 2024 Honours List

Congratulations to these outstanding people on being recognised in the 2024 Honours List. Your service and achievements shine a light on the co-operative and...
26 January 2024

World Cooperative Monitor 2023 Top 300 ranking released with a focus on co-operative member benefits

The ICA and Euricse have released the 2023 edition of the World Cooperative Monitor (WCM).
26 January 2024

Monash and BCCM highly commended in AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards 2024

Monash Business School and BCCM were highly commended in the Best Business School Partnership Award 2024 at the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards 2024.
22 January 2024

BCCM governance update

The BCCM is pleased to share with members that Rohan Mead has been appointed Chair of the Board.
08 January 2024

The missing middle that could help fix the housing crisis 

Co-operative housing is the missing middle in Australia’s property landscape, and those who work in the emerging local industry argue it should be harnessed by state...
13 December 2023

Digital marketing skills for business co-ops

BCCM Associate Member, Realise Business invites co-ops to enhance their digital marketing expertise through this free program.
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