News and Media


IBA virtual forum for Indigenous Business Month

IBA are hosting a virtual forum with the Minister for Indigenous Australians as part of Indigenous Business Month. The forum is Monday 12 October from 12 noon to 1pm AEDT.

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Survive and thrive

Resilience during COVID-19 has many faces. Transforming opportunities can be an important part of the process. When COVID-19 hit the clothing business, The Ark, was significantly impacted. Owners Lyn and David saw an opportunity to expand to provide healthcare, hospitality and corporate industries with Australian made apparel.

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Milestone for IBA performance bonds

Since inception in 2018, the IBA Performance Bond Trust has now supported over 170 bonds worth $12 million, supporting contracts valued at nearly $202 million. Read how it has supported one business – Hicks Civil and Mining.

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IBA invested in Australia’s space industry

Check out this beautiful video as they construct two state-of-the-art commercial satellite ground stations in Alice Springs. The facility is the first development of its kind on Aboriginal owned land and transforms Australia’s capability in earth observation.

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IBA Corporate Plan 2020-21

The IBA Corporate Plan 2020-21 has been published. The Plan identifies IBA’s purpose, what we intend to achieve and how we will measure our achievements, so that we can continue to support our customers success and in turn our success. It describes our activities and strategies to develop the required capabilities to deliver on our […]

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Impact Framework to improve our understanding of the economic, social and cultural impacts of our work

IBA’s inaugural Impact Framework, in partnership with Arrernte evaluation practitioner Dr Kevin Dolman and the Interplay Project, has been published. The framework is designed to help us transition from an outputs and outcomes focussed reporting system, to understanding the greater impact of our products and services on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Over the […]

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Australia goes live with 1st Indigenous satellite ground station

Built, project-managed and owned by Indigenous companies – this facility is the first development of its kind on Aboriginal owned land and transforms Australia’s capability in earth observation.

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Our online workshops are here! 

To assist our customers through this challenging time we are excited to announce we are launching free online workshops focused on Understanding Credit and Creating a Budget to get you ready for home ownership.    Each workshop topic has eight sessions available over the next four weeks, so there is bound to be a time […]

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IBA celebrates 30 years of Indigenous success

As IBA enters our 30th year, this milestone is an opportunity to celebrate thousands of inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families, businesses and communities we have worked with over the past 30 years. Check out our throwback stories.

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Media coverage of business stimulus package

NITV The Point, NIT and 2ser cover the business support package available to Indigenous businesses struggling during COVID-19. The segments include interviews with Rajiv Viswanathan from IBA and Laura Berry from Supply Nation.

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