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27 November 2020
Co-operative Council fielding record inquiries

Business Council for Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) has released information about the huge contribution that the 24,000 family farm co-operative farmers make to the Australian economy.

20 November 2020
Celebrating agricultural co-operatives on National Ag Day

Farmer-owned agricultural co-operatives are celebrating National Agriculture Day today.

20 November 2020
National Agriculture Day – celebrate the contribution co-operative farmers make to the economy

On National Agriculture Day, the Business Council for Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) acknowledges the huge contribution that the 24,000 family farm co-operative farmers make to the Australian economy.

04 November 2020
NFF, Littleproud weigh in on foreign ownership of Australian food brands

Australia’s peak farming body does not see issue with our iconic food brands becoming foreign-owned, while our Agriculture Minister would prefer they all remained in Australian hands.

27 October 2020
Co-operation is key to the revival of the great Aussie food brand

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals has released Co-operative Farming: Blueprint for future proofing Aussie farmers, a clear way forward to protect and grow Australian owned food businesses.

14 October 2020
Co-operatives – the slow food of social enterprise?

Social enterprises hold great potential to make our world better. To realise this transformative potential, we must ensure the fullness and diversity of this sector is recognised and embraced – including co-operatives, writes Antony McMullen.

28 September 2020
The Roundtable: Are co-ops the answer for regional communities?

Could co-operatives be used more widely to help local and regional economies? BCCM CEO, Melina Morrison, on Radio National’s Sunday Extra Roundtable.

16 September 2020
The amazing world of our thriving co-operatives, especially in the regions

Business schools don’t teach it, but co-operatives can be a boon for regional communities. Many checking out what towns such as Yackandandah in Victoria has done to save its local garage and later install community based solar, and they’re following suit.

28 August 2020
ABC Radio: Co-operative model for farms as part of COVID recovery

Pre-recorded interview with Melina Morrison, CEO, Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals by Melanie Groves, ABC Radio.

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