UNITING ALL AUSTRALIAN
COOPERATIVES + MUTUALs
Social Business Australia forms assisted by Capricorn Society Ltd. It’s the beginning of a movement to establish a permanent representative body for co-ops and mutuals in Australia.
National committee forms to coordinate the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives in Australia
BCCM is formed as a legacy of the International Year of Co-operatives. It is Australia’s first national peak body for co-ops and mutuals.
Inaugural BCCM Board: Tony Stuart, Group CEO NRMA, Greg Wall, Group CEO Capricorn, Damien Walsh, CEO bankmecu, John McInerney, MD Common Equity Housing Ltd, Andrew Crane, CEO CBH Group, Peter Knock, CEO The Co-op, Melina Morrison, CEO BCCM
BCCM Inaugural Chair, Greg Wall, is appointed to the Board of the International Co-operative Alliance.
BCCM holds the first National Leaders’ Summit and the Taste of Australia Industry Dinner is born.
BCCM releases the first sector Blueprint and the National Mutual Economy Report.
BCCM Chair, Dr Andrew Crane is the first co-operative CEO appointed to the B20 Group advising the G20 nations.
The Australian Senate holds an inquiry into Co-ops, Mutuals and Member-owned firms.
Nick Xenophon (co-proposer) and Bridget McKenzie (co-proposer) flank Chris Ketter (chair) of the Senate inquiry into Cooperatives, Mutuals and Member-owned Firms
BCCM forms National Chairs’ Forum.
Senator Bridget McKenzie, Melina Morrison and Dr Andrew Leigh
Australian Treasurer, Scott Morrison, announces the Hammond Review into access to capital.
Senator Bridget Mckenzie, RHS; Greg Hammond OAM; The Hon. Scott Morrison; Wendy Machin, Chair, COBA; Melina Morrison, CEO, BCCM
BCCM launches annual Recognition Awards for outstanding service to the sector.
BCCM Hall of Fame Inductees received a handcrafted BCCM pin
BCCM reaches 50 members milestone – and growing!
In April 2019, the Federal Parliament passed landmark legislation for mutuals. These are the first amendments to the Corporations Act for 18 years that relate to our sector and open up a number of new opportunities for Federally registered co-operatives and mutual businesses to grow whilst safeguarding mutuality for future generations.
BCCM was at the forefront in advocating and developing this new law.