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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.    Advocates have welcomed the passage

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.  For many cooperatives and mutuals in Australia,

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 Queensland is set to put in place a nationally-harmonised legislative scheme regulating cooperatives

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,

What co-ops and mutuals want: To create an enterprising nation

Melina Morrison, Thursday, 9th May 2019 -  Now is the time to rebuild and maintain public trust in business, writes Melina Morrison, CEO of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM), as part of a series of articles

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

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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
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