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21/08/09

Indigenous Business forum explores carbon opportunities in Wollongong

Indigenous business leaders and representatives from the public and financial sectors gathered in Wollongong to discuss Australia’s early emergence from the global financial crisis and some of the opportunities now available. Indigenous Business Australia(IBA) hosted a forum on ‘Doing business in our changing environment’ today at the Novotel Hotel in North Wollongong. With the climate […]

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17/07/09

Local Indigenous art celebrated at Exhibition

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), in conjunction with Umbrella Studio and the Holiday Inn Townsville, is celebrating the completion of a series of locally produced Indigenous artworks with an exhibition at the Hotel on Friday 17 July. The exhibition features up to 35 Indigenous artworks produced in the Townsville region and are taken from a wider […]

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10/07/09

Indigenous Business Australia welcomes Chair appointment

The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Honourable Jenny Macklin announced Dr Dawn Casey’s appointment as Chair of Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) today at IBA’s NAIDOC Week breakfast in Brisbane. Dr Casey is well known for her leadership roles at the National, Western Australian and Powerhouse Museums and has a long […]

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8/07/09

IBA celebrates contributions to Closing the Gap at NAIDOC Week breakfast

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) is hosting a breakfast to celebrate its achievements in Indigenous economic development at its annual NAIDOC Week breakfast this Friday in Brisbane. This breakfast celebrates IBA’s contribution to the Government’s Closing the Gap initiative and will introduce IBA’s new Chair by guest speaker Minister for Families, Housing, Communities and Indigenous Affairs, […]

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5/06/09

IBA reports a successful year

Last night Indigenous Business Australia’s (IBA) 2007-08 annual report received a Bronze in the Australasian Reporting Awards Inc. (ARA) General Award Category. This is not the first time IBA’s annual report has received ARA recognition. In 2007 IBA received a Bronze in the Chairman’s Award for the Best First-Time Entry. IBA General Manager Ron Morony […]

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21/04/09

Carbon trading opportunities for Indigenous economic development

While the current economic crisis is painting a grim outlook for conventional business, Indigenous organisations were today told about the economic opportunities that may arise through carbon trading at a business briefing in Coffs Harbour. Indigenous business leaders and representatives from the public and financial sectors were gathered to discuss the economic crisis, the Commonwealth […]

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20/03/09

IBA leading the way for Indigenous home ownership and business success in Queensland

IBA Deputy General Manager Craig Dalzell stated at the Brisbane Office reopening, that the IBA is making solid achievements despite the economic downturn. “IBA believes strongly in the importance of home ownership to Indigenous Australians for furthering their economic and social well being. “IBA currently has 948 active home loans in Queensland to the value […]

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17/03/09

Proposed shopping centre development heralds new jobs

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) and Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council have received approval to develop a major shopping and retail centre in Nambucca. Nambucca Shire Council approved the development which is to be built on land owned by the Land Council in Bellwood Road, Nambucca on Thursday 5 March 2009. An economic impact assessment […]

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6/03/09

IBA supports Indigenous art development in Townsville

The purchase of the Holiday Inn Townsville has allowed Indigenous Business Australia(IBA) to involve Indigenous groups in various aspects of the hotel redevelopment. IBA General Manager Ron Morony, said that one of the outcomes that IBA wants to achieve is to generate and support employment, training and business development opportunities within the region. “IBA approached […]

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2/12/08

IBA supports Costello’s “new ways of working” plea

Mr Bob Blair, the Acting Chairman of Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), fully supports Reverend Tim Costello’s sentiments about the need for “new ways of working” to close the gap in Indigenous life expectancy. “The health sector cannot single-handedly close the gap in Indigenous life expectancy,” Mr Blair said. “In looking for solutions, Australia must recognise […]

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