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Co-ops and mutuals move into the mainstream

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 1st June 2021 -  The Commonwealth government is improving visibility of the co-operative model

Did your insurance premium rise? Are you looking for an insurance alternative?

Contributor, Thursday, 18th February 2021 -  Our Ark exists to enable community-focused organisations to join together and define their own way to protect themselves – creating a true alternative to insurance.

Co-ops and mutuals sector remains strong despite COVID crisis

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 -  A new report says many cooperatives adopted measures to make their business more sustainable and aid society in 2020  

Opinion

Predictions for 2021: Co-ops and mutuals

Melina Morrison, Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 -  Co-operative and mutual enterprises offer a way to build a more resilient, innovative and stable economy in the 21st Century, writes Melina Morrison, in the latest in our series of predictions about what the social economy can expect from 2021.  

HESTA jumps on new investment to broaden Australia’s impact investing market

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 7th December 2020 -  The new fund invites retail investors to invest in social impact alongside large institutional investors 

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.   
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