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Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund Pilot Commences

A new partnership between IBA, Social Ventures Australia and Reconciliation Australia,  the Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund pilot aims to provide investment and business support to Indigenous business-focused social enterprises. Read our Media Release (PDF 103KB, new window)

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A new resource to help Indigenous business owners understand law way

IBA is proud to have supported the design and printing of a new resource which aims to assist Indigenous business owners to understand their basic rights and responsibilities law way.

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IBA launches its new online Housing Loan Planner

As part of our commitment to providing customers with contemporary products and services, IBA has developed a new online Housing Loan Planner which allows customers to calculate and review their borrowing capacity and housing loan repayments.

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Indigenous investment market is large, growing and professionalising

IBA has announced findings from research into the need for Indigenous investment advisory services at the recent National Native Title conference in Alice Springs. This research identified that the Indigenous investment advisory market is attractive to advisors because it is large, growing and professionalising.

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Deputy Chair Ian Trust wins Indigenous award category at the 2013 Western Australian of the year awards

This award is presented for professional and personal contributions and achievements of an inspirational role model for Indigenous people and the Western Australian community.

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IBA’s first home loan in Hope Vale community

IBA CEO Chris Fry congratulated Ms Cheryl Cannon on being the first person in Queensland to buy a home in their traditional community with the assistance of an IBA home loan.

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Indigenous joint venture on Stradbroke Island driven by strong partnerships

Straddie Camping is a joint business venture that is caring for country while delivering economic, employment and social benefits to Quandamooka people.

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IBA awarded for Annual Reporting excellence

IBA received a gold award from the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT Division for its’ 2011-12 Annual Report. The awards honour the achievements of public sector agencies and aim to promote and recognise excellent practice in public administration. They identify best practice and test accountability, transparency and quality.

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IBA celebrates National Reconciliation Week 2013

IBA offices around the country celebrate National Reconciliation Week each year between 27 May and 3 June. As we say in our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) ‘Reconciliation is at the heart of our business’.

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Recognition for Indigenous business engagement

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) was recognised for its efforts in engaging in Indigenous business supplier development activity at the Supply Nation Connect 2013 Awards last week in Melbourne. IBA CEO Chris Fry said that it was very pleasing to receive the Government Member of the Year award from Supply Nation.

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