Stories

3/07/17

Partnership launches Indigenous hospitality jobs strategy

The launch of a ground breaking partnership in June 2017 led by IBA with TFE Hotels and the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) at Adina Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is set to increase Indigenous employment opportunities in the Northern Territory. The Larrakia Darwin Hotel Partnership comprising of Cristilee Houghton of IBA, Giselle Collins Independent IBA Chairman and […]

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28/02/17

Helping home buyers reach their goals

IBA home loans are helping Indigenous Australians achieve the dream of owning their own home. Read how Brogan, through careful planning, determination and hard work, was able to purchase a home last year with support from IBA.

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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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11/07/16

Making dreams come true

IBA’s Remote Indigenous Home Loan (RIHL) are helping Indigenous people in remote Australia achieve the dream of owning their own home. RIHL includes a concessional interest rate loan, as well as additional grants to meet related costs.

Read how owning a home has positively impacted the lives of Jamie and her family.

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13/10/15

A little passion

Kylie-Lee Bradford is passionate about using art and design to celebrate her culture. Her children’s clothing business provides quality, organic babies’ and children’s clothing that acknowledges and represents the Aboriginal people of Australia.

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10/09/15

Poised for success

Nicole Stewart joined Complete Workwear 28 years ago, and first began discussing buying the company from her father in 2009. It wasn’t until 2015, however, that she finalised the purchase and became a second-generation owner of the company.

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27/07/15

See Change

One of the most striking features in Kacey and Richard Leach’s NSW mid north coast home is a wall covered in photos of babies, toddlers and teenagers, school graduations, weddings, and other family milestones. With each new picture hook hammered into the wall, the couple experience a buzz of satisfaction, knowing it’s their wall and their family home.

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1/07/15

Growth through innovation

Warialda Engineering and Welding Pty Ltd commenced trading in 1997, in the garage of its owner, Mick Davis. Mick set his sights on inventing a cost-effective agricultural implement that would not only deliver safer working practices but also save the user considerable time and energy. The result was the Davis Starlifter—a dual-purpose tool that has […]

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1/07/15

An engaging strategy

IBA is implementing innovative strategies across its direct investment assets in order to drive Indigenous employment, training and procurement outcomes. IBA and a Western Australian Indigenous organisation, Leedal, established a joint venture in 2001 to acquire the Fitzroy River Lodge in Fitzroy Crossing. In 2012, Leedal secured the management rights to operate the lodge, creating a […]

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26/06/15

Home ground advantage

Many companies within the creative industry sector establish their businesses within major urban centres. Mitch – a proud Gamilaroi man from the Hunter Valley region of NSW – discusses why he instead chose to live and work out of the rural area where his family has lived for generations.

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