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IBA and Jawoyn people form spectacular Cicada Lodge joint venture

Indigenous Business Australia and the Northern Territory based Nitmiluk Tours have formed a joint venture to develop the luxury accommodation property, Cicada Lodge, in the Nitmiluk National Park. Nitmiluk Tours, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation, operates tours and cruising to Katherine Gorge and also owns and operates the Nitmiluk Visitors Centre […]

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Indigenous Business Owners Find Satisfaction in Running a Business

Most Indigenous business owners consider their business to be a success, according to a recent research report funded by Indigenous Business Australia (IBA). NintiOne Ltd recently released its report,  “The Anatomy of the Australian Entrepreneur” that documents critical success factors for business in desert and non-desert locations comparing Indigenous and non-Indigenous experience. The report is […]

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Opening of the Wildman Wilderness Lodge

A new eco-resort in the Northern Territory will provide employment and investment opportunities for Indigenous Australians, while offering tourists a stunning wilderness experience. The Wildman Wilderness Lodge – located halfway between Darwin and Kakadu National Park – is owned by Indigenous Business Australia (IBA). Officially opening the Lodge today, Minister for Indigenous Health and Member […]

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IBA Celebrating Economic Change at Annual NAIDOC Week Breakfast

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) celebrated achievements in Indigenous economic development at its annual NAIDOC Week breakfast this morning at the Yaama Dhiyaan Function Centre today in Sydney. The theme for NAIDOC Week this year is Change: the next step is ours. This year’s NAIDOC theme resonates strongly with IBA being an organisation that assists Indigenous […]

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Getting Indigenous Australians Into Business

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) is running free Into Business workshops around the country to assist Indigenous Australians who are interested in going into business. Indigenous entrepreneurs who have business ideas they would like to turn into reality can attend the specially designed series of three one-day Into Business workshops. IBA Chair Dr Dawn Casey said, […]

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Indigenous Business Australia’s Chair welcomes new CEO

The IBA Chair Dr Dawn Casey has announced the appointment of Mr Chris Fry as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Indigenous Business Australia. Dr Casey has welcomed Mr Fry to his new role stating that she is looking forward to working with him to continue to build upon the achievements that the organisation […]

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Local Indigenous business secures contract in Ord project

Local East Kimberley business D&H Contracting has secured a contract working on the Ord River Expansion Project Stage Two. The contract with the Moonamang Joint Venture is for the supply of two articulated dump trucks with operators until the wet season comes later in 2010. The Moonamang Joint Venture is a partnership between Leighton Contractors […]

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Indigenous Business Australia Recycles 5-Star Resort

In what is arguably the greatest example of recycling in Australian Tourism, core buildings and infrastructure from the 5-star resort Wrotham Park Station Lodge in Central Far North Queensland are being recycled in the construction of Wildman Wilderness Lodge in the Northern Territory. Following the purchase of Wrotham Park in November 2009, Indigenous Business Australia […]

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Joint venture to further Aboriginal Economic Development for Darwin

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) and Larrakia Development Corporation (LDC) have joined with the Toga Group in the formation of a joint venture partnership in the Vibe & Medina Hotels in Darwin’s new Waterfront Precinct. The joint venture partners along with various stakeholders will celebrate tonight what is an exciting new joint venture that is structured […]

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IBA and Leighton win landmark Ord River Expansion Contract

A joint venture between Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) and Leighton Contractors has been selected as preferred proponent for the first phase of the $220 million Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project in Western Australia. The construction contract will see the joint venture build 19km of irrigation channel, a 13km road extension and irrigation control structures. This project […]

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