News

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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30/08/16

Exciting career opportunities for Indigenous graduates through IBA

The IBA 2017 Indigenous Graduate Program is an exciting opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university graduates who are interested in a career in Indigenous Affairs.

The program aims to develop skills and capabilities through a structured training program and a range of work experiences, including rotations to different areas of the organisation.

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30/07/16

Chair Eddie Fry Garma 2016 speech

Chair Eddie Fry delivers a speech about the Indigenous Estate to Garma festival attendees.

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26/07/16

People-powered: renewable energy project changes Indigenous lives in Barkly

Deep in the outback, about a 90-minute drive from Tennant Creek, two tiny Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory are coming back to life. Since May, the Kunapa communities of Ngurrara and Kurnturlpara have been returning to the Barkly tableland, moving into the houses that had been abandoned years ago, setting up a School of the Air for their 15 children, and re-establishing their Indigenous culture.

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