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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

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

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

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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

Cooperative Energy Model is the Missing Piece in Puzzle

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th March 2018 -  A genuinely cooperatively owned consumer retailer is the missing part of the energy puzzle in Australia, according to the head of the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals.

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

Predictions for 2018: Co-operatives

Melina Morrison, Thursday, 11th January 2018 -  Co-operatives are coming into their own as an economic force for good, writes Melina Morrison, CEO of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, in the second in a series of

Mutual Economy Contributing More to Australia’s GDP

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 5th December 2017 -  A new report has revealed the increasing contribution of co-op and mutual enterprises (CMEs) to the national economy. According to the National Mutual Economy Report 2017 (NME 2017),

Co-Ops Set Up Parliamentary Friendship Group

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 11th April 2017 -  The national peak body representing Australian member-owned businesses, the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM), has formed a parliamentary friendship group…

Mutuals Outperform Traditional Banks

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 30th November 2016 -  The customer-owned banking model is continuing to outperform traditional banks, “revealing the strength” of the co-operative and mutual sector despite regulatory constraints.

Aus Co-Op Joins Global Pledge on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 13th July 2016 -  Grain industry giant, the CBH Group, has become the first Australian co-op to sign onto a global campaign, pledging its support for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The
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