Stories

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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20/02/15

A personal thing

Jewellery designer and artist Kathleen Buzacott runs her own business outside the Northern Territory town of Alice Springs. Here she discusses the importance of choosing the right social media platform for your business.

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20/02/15

A firm grip

Frustrated with paying off “someone else’s mortgage”, Alex and Dan made a commitment to repair their financial situation in preparation for home ownership.

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20/02/15

Dusting off a dream

Read how IBA’s Asset Leasing Trust assisted Katrina and Rowena to purchase a 15,000-litre water cart and kickstart their own business in a mining town in WA.

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20/02/15

Room to move

Franchising is one of the most popular and fastest-growing components of the Australian business sector. Wendy Brookman and Karen Seage discuss owning a Fernwood Fitness and Snap printing franchise (respectively).

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2/02/15

Dressed to express

Dion Devow discusses his design business and the importance of self-care, self-expression and self-empowerment through education.

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5/12/14

IBA launches Indigenous Investment Principles

IBA hopes its Indigenous investment principles – developed by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – will help to build momentum for long‑term sustainable investments that are underpinned by strong governance.

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5/12/14

Indigenous Economic Development Trust

The IEDT was established in 2007 to assist the Australian government in managing assets required for the delivery of Indigenous programs focused on remote employment, youth, health and education, such as the Remote Jobs and Communities Program.

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5/12/14

IBA launches the Indigenous Real Estate Investment Trust

The Indigenous Real Estate Investment Trust Fund was established in 2013 to allow Indigenous Australians to receive returns from commercial property assets located across Australia.

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