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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

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

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,

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,

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. Much has been written about the phenomenal success that the Mondragon

The cooperative resurgence

Contributor, Tuesday, 13th August 2019 -  Cooperatives are an innovative, resilient and social-minded business model, but few Australians are aware, writes Sidsel Grimstad from the University of Newcastle. Globally

The importance of ownership in understanding social enterprise

Alan Kay, Wednesday, 1st May 2019 -  When thinking about social enterprises the first questions to ask are who owns it and what is the ownership structure, writes Alan Kay. “I want to destroy ownership in order that possession

Profit and people: Is that possible?

Andrew Curtis, Wednesday, 10th April 2019 -  Employee-owned businesses are a tangible example of how profit and people can be combined in a manner that benefits those whose labour generates the profit, writes Dr Andrew Curtis,

Making Progress on Social Enterprise Legal Models

Alan Greig, Tuesday, 12th February 2019 -  Alan Greig offers a round-up of last year’s progress on social enterprise legal models and gives a run-down of what’s to come in 2019. In ramping the potential of social enterprise

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

Celebrating the ‘Ninja Economy’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  Businesses in the so-called “ninja economy” are being encouraged to tell their stories and shine a light on the cooperative business model ahead of the International Day of Cooperatives.

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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