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.

11 July 2024

Co-ops ease cost of living in regional areas

Listen to today's interview about the benefits of co-ops and how co-ops are keeping key businesses alive in regional areas.
11 July 2024

UN holds soft-launch event for the 2025 UN International Year of Cooperatives

The International Year of Cooperatives (IYC2025) celebrations kicked off on 9 July with a soft-launch event at the UN Headquarters in New York.
10 July 2024

This alternative to supermarkets can help you save on groceries, but most people don’t know it exists

Families are making significant savings by forming small shopping co-ops but cooperative business structures account for less than 1 per cent of the supermarket sector in...
08 July 2024

The big idea to take away from the UK election

BCCM CEO Melina Morrison discussed what the government can do to level the playing field for co-ops and mutuals in the UK and Australia with ausbiz.
05 July 2024

UK Labour landslide set to benefit co-ops and mutuals

With exit polls pointing to a landslide victory to Labour in the UK elections, Melina Morrison, BCCM CEO explains what this means for co-ops and mutuals.
02 July 2024

International Day of Cooperatives media pack

Are you ready for the upcoming International CoopsDay celebration on 6 July?
02 July 2024

University of Sydney Library funds Open Access to “A History of Australian Co-operatives 1827–2023”

The University of Sydney Library has announced the funding of open access to the book "A History of Australian Co-operatives 1827–2023".
01 July 2024

Australia’s first co-op development fund announces third successful round

Australia’s industry-backed co-op development program, the Bunya Fund, has awarded more than $96,000 in the Fund’s third round to support early-stage co-operatives to...
26 June 2024

NAIDOC Week 2024

NAIDOC Week celebrations will be held from 7 – 14 July this year. The theme is "Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud".
25 June 2024

BCCM CEO interviewed on ABC’s The Business

Melina Morrison's ABC's The Business interview on about the importance of greater diversity of corporate form in the supermarket sector.
25 June 2024

Yvonne doesn’t own her home. This housing alternative means she never worries about rent

SBS News: The co-op model sees housing as "a nest, rather than a nest egg", with members working together as a community.
24 June 2024

Mandatory Code of Conduct alone not enough to give Australian shoppers a better deal at the checkout

We welcome today’s announcement of enforceable fines on abuse of supermarket power, but concentration of market power needs more than a regulatory stick.
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