News

16/01/17

Working to improve our home loan process

IBA launched an important survey this week on our home loan process. Feedback received will provide valuable input to how we service the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community today and in the future.

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23/12/16

Rockhampton office closure

IBA’s Rockhampton office has now closed, however this will not result in any disruption of services which will now be managed by our Brisbane office. For any enquiries please contact IBA on 1800 107 107 or email us.

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19/12/16

IBA Means Business

IBA has launched a new range of business skills workshops for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in response to the increasing opportunities available for Indigenous businesses through the Australian government’s Indigenous Procurement Policy.

Each workshop is designed to tackle the unique challenges faced by Indigenous entrepreneurs at the various stages of the business ownership life cycle.

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29/11/16

Commercial property sale provides strong return for Indigenous investors

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) is pleased to announce the sale of commercial property Scarborough House to Centuria Property Funds Ltd.

The sale of Scarborough House, owned by the Indigenous Real Estate Investment Trust (I-REIT), generates a significant return for its12 Indigenous investor groups as well as IBA.

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17/11/16

Adelaide, Perth and Hobart offices

IBA staff from the Adelaide and Perth offices are relocating premises and this may result in some minor disruptions to office operations. We thank you for your understanding during this time.

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20/10/16

Results show growth, challenge and change for IBA

IBA tabled its Annual Report 2015–16 detailing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in areas of home ownership, business development and commercial investment opportunities.

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13/10/16

Igniting the Indigenous Economy

The imperative to drive economic growth has traditionally been central to our national interest debate. However, Indigenous Australia has largely been excluded from these discussions. Instead, the discussions tend to revolve around what could be ‘fixed’ for Indigenous Australia.

A generation of Indigenous leaders has argued passive welfare is destructive to dignity, and that long term economic empowerment must be built through employment and entrepreneurial activity.

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30/09/16

Interest rates lowered to assist Indigenous first home buyers

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) has lowered its home loan interest rates to further assist eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into home ownership.

First home buyers may be eligible for a standard introductory rate starting from as low as 1.5 per cent, for low income earners, and capped for a minimum introductory period of at least 24 months.

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8/09/16

Chair Eddie Fry delivers speech at the Making Native Title Assets Work in the Marketplace conference

Native title provides the potential for traditional owners to become a powerhouse in the economy to build businesses on a large scale that could be transformative, both for Indigenous people and the Australian economy. As an emerging sector however, there remain challenges to overcome and unmet potential to reach.

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31/08/16

IBA Corporate Plan 2016-17 is now available

Presented by our Board, the IBA Corporate Plan articulates our vision, purpose and strategic pathways towards 2020.

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