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Co-ops and mutuals sector remains strong despite COVID crisis

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 -  A new report says many cooperatives adopted measures to make their business more sustainable and aid society in 2020   The world’s top 300 cooperatives and mutuals recorded a total

Predictions for 2021: Co-ops and mutuals

Melina Morrison, Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 -  Co-operative and mutual enterprises offer a way to build a more resilient, innovative and stable economy in the 21st Century, writes Melina Morrison, in the latest in our series of

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 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

Calls to Strengthen the Co-Operative and Mutuals Sector

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 5th July 2017 -  Australia’s peak body for co-operative and mutual models of enterprise is calling for Australians to get behind the push to “humanise capitalism”. In light of the UN International

Mutuals and Fintech Startups Get Innovative Together

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 13th July 2016 -  Forward-thinking mutual banks and credit unions are hoping to learn from some of Australia’s most innovative fintech startups as part of a market-first corporate fintech accelerator

Labor Promises Co-ops Level Playing Field

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 21st June 2016 -  Labor has committed to levelling the playing field for member-owned cooperatives and mutuals if elected, with the announcement welcomed by the peak body for the sector.   On Tuesday

Opinion

Getting Mutual – Co-Ops in the Mix of NFP Mergers

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 26th November 2015 -  As the Not for Profit sector debates the call for charity mergers, co-operative and mutual enterprises should not be forgotten as a viable alternative, writes Gillian McFee, Chair

‘Invisible’ Sector Answer to Economic, Social Issues

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 4th November 2015 -  A lack of diversity and competition is holding back Australia’s economy while one of the solutions, co-operatives and mutuals, remains largely “invisible”,…

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

Aus Co-operatives A Hidden ‘Ninja’ Economy

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 19th November 2014 -  The co-operatives and mutuals sector has been hailed as an undervalued ‘ninja’ economy by advocates as a report is released showing the sector makes the same contribution…

Opinion

Backing Up or Carving Out? The Role of Government in Supporting Social Enterprise

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 19th November 2014 -  Recognition of the role of social enterprises and intermediaries is needed in Australia to clarify their place in, and importance to Federal policy and the economy more broadly writes
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