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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                  A Canberra charity-run medical clinic is shutting down

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,

Are we headed towards a new economy?

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 -  Dr Amanda Cahill, the CEO of The Next Economy, talks to Wendy Williams about what we mean when we talk about a new economy and how it could work. We are in the middle of a transition to a new

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

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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

Co-ops Can Help Deliver on ‘Great Promise’ of NDIS

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 23rd June 2016 -  The cooperative business model has the power to support and protect both service providers and consumers under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, according to the sector’s

Why Co-operative and Mutual Businesses Are Key to Welfare Reform

Contributor, Wednesday, 11th March 2015 -  With confirmation of a Senate Inquiry into Co-operatives and Mutuals and the endorsement of member-owned businesses in the McClure Report on welfare, it is time to think seriously

Who Knew Australians Were So Co-operative?

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 25th October 2012 -  Despite eight in every ten Australians belonging to a co-op or mutual organisation such as the NRMA or AustralianSuper, only 16% even realise it or understand the community advantages,…

Co-Op Model Significant in Wake of GFC – Australian Social Business

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd November 2011 -  Individuals and governments ought to turn their attention to the co-operative model of business in the wake of a global financial crisis, according to Greg Wall, Chair of Social Business…
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