Media Releases

2/04/20

Support for the Indigenous business sector affected by COVID-19

IBA and the NIAA have developed a new support package for Indigenous businesses who have been impacted by the crisis, including non-IBA customers. The package includes access to specialist advice and working capital assistance of up to $100k.

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13/03/20

IBA postpones Strong Women Strong Business Conference

Due to the increasing concerns around COVID-19, the 2020 Strong Women Strong Business conference will be postponed until further notice. The 2020 event was due to bring approximately 350 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesswomen together for three days of sharing, mentoring and business development.

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29/01/20

IBA launches 2020 Strong Women Strong Business Conference

The event will be held on 27–30 April 2020 at the Darwin Convention Centre and include up to 350 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesswomen – making it the largest gathering of Indigenous businesswomen in Australia. Applications open 30 January 2020.

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8/08/19

IBA Media Release – IBA announces second Strong Women Strong Business Conference

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.

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11/06/19

IBA Media Release – Australia’s First Indigenous Earth Ground Station

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.

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25/03/19

IBA Media Release: Young Indigenous people gather to re-shape the future of business

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.

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12/03/19

IBA Media Release: Dreams can come true – a home owner’s story

When Gnaala Karla Booja man Rodney Rankins talks about home ownership, his eyes light up with pride. He became the 19,000th home loan that IBA approved for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people since its inception.

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5/03/19

IBA Media Release: Budgeting for a home

IBA provided more home loans in the past financial year than ever before. The journey to home ownership isn’t easy, it takes planning, budgeting, forward thinking and commitment. IBA has created a budgeting workshop to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families to better understand the financial responsibilities of buying a home and […]

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18/10/18

Forums launched to re-shape the future of business

IBA launched expressions of interest to be part of a series of national forums that will drive the future direction for young Indigenous people in Australia. Held in five key locations across the country in 2019, the forums will bring together more than 100 Indigenous people aged between 18 to 30.

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8/10/18

$400 million invested last year by IBA in record-breaking results

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and IBA Director, Shirley McPherson, announced the results during a visit to Robertson Barracks in Darwin today with IBA business client and contractor at the barracks, Zancott Knight Facilities Management.

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