Supporting home ownership for Indigenous Australians addresses not only the issue of housing but also the financial security, social engagement and wellbeing of the whole community. It can make a difference to many critical issues facing both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Read The Guardian Labs article for more info.
A new program has launched to help Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business owners to accelerate the growth of their businesses.
Excerpt from an article written by Paige Taylor titled, ‘More Indigenous move into home ownership group’, and published in The Australian on 11 September 2019. More Indigenous Australians than ever are homeowners, fewer live in overcrowded accommodation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who rent are slowly shifting away from social housing in favour of private properties.
IBA has officially announced the second Strong Women Strong Business conference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business women to be held in early 2020. This announcement builds on the hugely successful inaugural conference in 2018 and the growing online community of over 1,400 women.
A representative group of Futures Forum will share their insight at our NAIDOC Breakfast event in Canberra. Watch the recap video of the forum to be inspired by what our young Indigenous people can do.
Check out the SBS World News report on Australia’s first earth ground station owned and operated by an Aboriginal company.
IBA staff from the Adelaide office have moved. From Tuesday 11 June the new Adelaide office address will be: Level 7 70 Franklin Street Adelaide SA 5000. The office postal address, staff phone and fax numbers will remain the same.
IBA will fund Australia’s first earth ground station built and owned by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander company. The multi million dollar station will bring new jobs and economic opportunities to remote Australia.
Home ownership is a key pillar of economic independence. It generates not just an asset that can be handed down to future generations, but also better health, education and self-esteem for Indigenous Australians. Through IBA’s solutions, our customers build a credit history over time and create equity in a home.
The inaugural Futures Forum kicks off this week to drive the future direction for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. It brings together Indigenous people aged between 18 to 30 that have experience in owning and operating a business and/or contributing to the development of the Indigenous economy.