Following the announcement of the Federal Government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy, Business Council of Co-Operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) CEO, Melina Morrison, writes that the co-op model can help deliver the innovation and growth that Australia needs by allowing SMEs to more safely scale and invest in research and development.

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In the months ahead, we will start to see the impact of COVID-19 on small- and medium-sized businesses as government subsidies taper off. While the timing and extent of this tapering remains contentious, it is reasonable to say that ongoing dependence on emergency measures, such as Jobkeeper and Jobseeker, is unsustainable for the economy and undesirable for most businesses.

Read the full article: The place for co-ops in our economic recovery
Committee for Economic Development Australia, 1 October 2020

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