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Reforms for cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms

This consultation process has now been completed. Submissions available
Consultation Type
Invitation to Comment

On 24 March 2017, the Turnbull Government announced that it will be conducting consultation on potential reforms to support cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms in Australia. Mr Greg Hammond OAM has been appointed to facilitate this process and consult with stakeholders to assist the Government in further developing its response to the Senate Economic References Committee Report  Cooperative, Mutual and Member-owned Firms.  Mr Hammond will make recommendations to the Government on whether there should be regulatory or legislative changes to improve Commonwealth-registered cooperative and mutual enterprises’ access to capital and whether ‘mutual enterprise’ should be explicitly defined in the Corporations Act 2001. Mr Hammond is expected to report to Government by 29 July 2017.

This consultation was part of the Reforms for cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms review.


25 submissions were received for this consultation.

Apps, Ann - pdf 674.19 KB
Australian Mutual Group - pdf 391.16 KB
Australian Unity - pdf 86.11 KB
Bank Australia - pdf 438.74 KB
CBH Group - pdf 3.22 MB
CUA - pdf 451.36 KB
Davis, Kevin - pdf 786.21 KB
Defence Bank - docx 68.48 KB
Hastings Co-operative - pdf 179.86 KB
Heritage Bank - pdf 154.57 KB
hirmaa - pdf 800.37 KB
Lewis, Gary - docx 37.51 KB
National Health Co-op - pdf 381.78 KB
NRMA - pdf 2.34 MB
PN Bank - pdf 327.16 KB
Qudos Bank - pdf 606.25 KB
RACQ - pdf 419.4 KB
RACV - pdf 149.52 KB
Teachers Mutual Bank - docx 943.5 KB