Media Releases


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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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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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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$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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Largest ever gathering of Indigenous women in business to be held in Adelaide

More than 180 Indigenous female business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs will attend the largest gathering of Indigenous women in business in Glenelg this week. Organised by IBA, this unique conference will feature only female speakers, MCs and presenters.

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Indigenous home ownership off to a flying start

IBA CEO Rajiv Viswanathan has welcomed the stellar start to the financial year made by the Indigenous Home Ownership program.

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New invoice finance product to benefit Indigenous businesses

Indigenous Business Australian (IBA) has introduced a new invoice finance product to allow Indigenous-owned businesses to take advantage of new contract or sales opportunities that may otherwise be out of reach. IBA’s acting CEO Wally Tallis said this is a fantastic addition to IBA’s suite of products that will provide certainty to buyers and strengthen […]

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IBA partnership approach benefits Indigenous Australians in NQ

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) has entered into partnerships with the NQ Region of the Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) and the Townsville Region Indigenous Business Network (TRIBN). The objective of this partnership is to assist construction aligned Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses in the North Queensland Region to win […]

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Renewable energy transition to benefit Indigenous Australians

At the National Native Title Conference in Townsville, Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) brought together key participants in the renewable energy sector to discuss a range of real and exciting opportunities that exist for Indigenous Australians to participate in and benefit from this sector. With the session derived to align with IBA’s board-approved renewable energy strategy, […]

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Partnering with Indigenous Australians to enhance outcomes

Through its knowledge, understanding of and connectivity with the Indigenous business sector, Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) is building partnership arrangements with a range of organisations to enhance outcomes for Indigenous businesses. IBA recognises the significant opportunities available to many entrepreneurs through private sector and government procurement. In order to meet the demand with the resources […]

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