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Co-ops and mutuals celebrate landmark reforms

Luke Michael, Friday, 5th April 2019 -  The federal government says it has levelled the playing field for the cooperatives and mutuals sector, after passing legislation making it easier for member-owned businesses to

Predictions for 2019: Co-ops and Mutuals

Melina Morrison, Thursday, 24th January 2019 -  The people-owned business model is gaining ground across many different industries, writes Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals CEO Melina Morrison, as part of a series

Co-Ops and Mutuals Look to Compete With Big Business

Luke Michael, Friday, 26th October 2018 -  Cooperatives and mutuals will be better equipped to raise money and compete with the big banks and other investor-owned businesses under proposed new laws. The legislation, announced

Governance Principles Released for Cooperatives and Mutuals

Luke Michael, Thursday, 23rd August 2018 -  The first official governance principles for cooperatives and mutuals in Australia have been released, hoping to promote effective member-focused governance in the sector. The

The Global History of Cooperative Business

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  Cooperatives have had a long and remarkable history, according to the authors behind a new book exploring the history of the cooperative sector. The Global History of Cooperative

Changemaker

The Power of Cooperatives in the Social Care Sector

Luke Michael, Monday, 28th May 2018 -  Robyn Kaczmarek is the founder and managing director of The Co-operative Life, Australia’s first worker-owned cooperative in social care services. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Australian Government ‘Cottons On’ to the Value of Cooperatives

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  The federal budget has revealed the government has “cottoned on” to the value of cooperatives, in a move welcomed by the national peak body representing Australian member-owned

Australia’s Second Largest Co-Op Taken Over

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 -  Canadian dairy giant Saputo has officially taken over Australia’s second largest co-operative, leaving “a huge hole” in cooperatively owned agriculture. Members of the Murray

Opinion

Some Tender Mercies, But Feds Fall Short of Full Support For Co-Ops

Melina Morrison, Wednesday, 4th April 2018 -  The federal government must act to unlock the power of social care co-ops and empower caring millennial entrepreneurs, writes Melina Morrison. Overseas experience has shown that

Employee-Led Mutual to Deliver NDIS Services in SA

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th February 2018 -  An employee-led mutual in South Australia will become the first employee-owned social welfare business to deliver services for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Under

The Growth of the Hybrid Economy

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 6th December 2017 -  Experimentation with public service mutuals is in order and can deliver better human services, according to international expert Professor Sir Julian Le Grand who has been speaking

Online Co-Op Tool Attracts Agri-Businesses

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 1st August 2017 -  As many as 70 agri-focussed businesses have started the process of becoming a co-operative in the first month of the introduction of an online co-op builder backed by the Australian…
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