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Cooperative offers a local solution to global problems

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th November 2020 -  Advocates believe a new community-owned platform will create a local economy that looks after people and the environment   

Opinion

Co-operatives – the slow food of social enterprise?

Antony McMullen, Wednesday, 14th October 2020 -  Social enterprises hold great potential to make our world better. To realise this transformative potential, we must ensure the fullness and diversity of this sector is recognised and embraced – including co-operatives, writes Antony McMullen.

Opinion

Now is our chance to build back better for regional Australia. Co-ops and mutuals can play a leading role

Melina Morrison, Monday, 17th August 2020 -  Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals CEO Melina Morrison looks at how air travel and local news could benefit from a little more cooperation and shares examples from Canada on what this could look like.

COVID crisis forces closure of charity co-op medical clinic

Luke Michael, Friday, 10th July 2020 -  Charities say they are struggling with the uncertainty around the future of government support payments                 

Queensland co-ops celebrate legislative boost

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 17th June 2020 -  "This legislation will not only create more awareness for the business model but also make it more accessible," a co-op leader says.   

Opinion

The pandemic we have to have

Antony McMullen, Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 -  The old corporate models that focus on profit maximisation have had their day, writes Antony McMullen, who points to cooperatives as the key to building economic democracy and an “epidemic of belonging”.

How are co-ops responding to the coronavirus?

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 31st March 2020 -  We look at how 10 cooperatives across Australia are supporting their communities in the face of an international health crisis. 

Landmark laws set to bolster Queensland’s cooperatives’ sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th February 2020 -  Advocates say the bill will boost the competitiveness of Queensland cooperatives

Opinion

Predictions for 2020: Co-ops and mutuals

Melina Morrison, Wednesday, 5th February 2020 -  Coming off the back of a defining year, the cooperative and mutual sector is set to show how it can make economies stronger and communities more resilient in 2020, writes Melina Morrison, as part of a series of predictions for the coming year from ex

Opinion

Building community wealth: Are Mondragon’s cooperative ideas transferable to Australia?

Alan Greig, Tuesday, 4th February 2020 -  Alan Greig looks at what we can learn from the successful Mondragon model and the impact of employee ownership.
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