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Indigenous Success at National Tourism Awards

IBA congratulates Yellow Water Cruises who have taken out the gold award in National Tourism award category of Major Tour and/or Transport Operators. IBA would also like to recognise the outstanding result in taking out the Indigenous Tourism award category by RT Tours – an Aboriginal guided tour company located in central Australia.

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A New Take on Recycling: Building an Indigenous Recycling Venture in Cherbourg

IBA has commenced work on a collaborative project to establish a new materials recycling facility in Cherbourg, Queensland. The project is developing an otherwise unused and incomplete recycling facility into a fully operational Indigenous social enterprise with both economic and social outcomes for Cherbourg and the surrounding communities.

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IBA features in Prime Minister’s Closing the Gap Report

IBA’s contribution to Closing the Gap was featured in the Prime Minister’s 2013 Closing the Gap Report with detailed information about IBA’s Business Development and Assistance Program and Indigenous Home Ownership program.

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Proudly supporting the Indigenous Tourism category of the 2012 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

This year, the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards will be held on 15 February In Hobart, Tasmania. IBA is proud to once again sponsor the Indigenous Tourism category, which recognises the excellent achievements of Indigenous tourism operators.

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IBA joins with Indigenous Entrepreneur in the Communications Industry

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) Chair Dr Dawn Casey is pleased to announce an investment in the industry-leading Indigenous company Message Stick Communications. The Board of IBA approved the investment to acquire shares in the company from foundationshareholders, resulting in the Aboriginal ownership of the business increasing from 51% to 67% with the remaining 31% owned […]

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Indigenous Business excellence recognised at NT Tourism Awards

Two prominent Indigenous tourism businesses that are owned or part owned by Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) have been recognised at the 2012 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards at the Darwin Convention Centre on Saturday 17 November. Brolga award winners Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Mary River Park (Unique Accommodation) and Yellow Water Cruises in Kakadu National Park […]

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IBA – continuing to bridge the gap in economic development

Indigenous Business Australia’s 2011–12 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament yesterday and showcases a successful year for the organisation. IBA CEO Chris Fry said that the report highlights the many important achievements in relation to Indigenous economic development and the significant contribution being made by the organisation to closing the gap in the past financial […]

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Native title deal to lead to sustainable future on Straddie

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) and the Quandamooka People of North Stradbroke Island have formed the Minjerribah Camping joint venture to operate the Straddie Holiday Parks business under the trading name Straddie Camping. Catering to over 85,000 visitors per year, the Holiday Parks business is one of the largest and most visible businesses on the Island. […]

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Indigenous home loan milestone reached by IBA

Indigenous Business Australia has reached the significant milestone of providing 15,000 home loans to Indigenous Australians through the Australian Government’s Home Ownership Program. The Home Ownership Program has lent more than $1.68 billion in loans which has in turn generated wealth creation of $1.6 billion through Indigenous Australians being able to buy their own homes. […]

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IBA harnessing Indigenous staff ideas to improve customer engagement

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) held a conference for its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff in Canberra to explore ways for better engagement with other IBA staff and customers. IBA recently formed an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff Network (ATSISN) as a key initiative to inspire, encourage and empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

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