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10/07/08

IBA holds inaugural NAIDOC Breakfast event

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) held its first major event during NAIDOC Week celebrations today with a breakfast function at the National Press Club, Canberra. The theme of the event Advancing Indigenous Australians Fairly follows on from the continuing progress IBA has made in the area of Indigenous economic development with the recent formation of an […]

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7/07/08

Major commercial transaction benefits Indigenous business development

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) has announced the completion of another major commercial transaction in the Western Australian tourism industry. IBA and Yadgalah Aboriginal Corporation finalised the sale of their joint 50% partnership interest in the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 850 kilometres north of Perth to Aspen Parks. The sale was transacted on commercial terms with […]

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28/06/08

Indigenous Business Gathers Momentum in W.A.

A new association of Indigenous commercial organisations will be formed in WA to champion the cause of Indigenous participation in the Western Australia economy. At a meeting hosted by Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) 13 WA Indigenous organisations involved in commerce and business have decided to form an association to provide mutual support and networking, foster […]

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26/06/08

IBA supports Government Inquiry into Indigenous Business opportunities

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) Acting Chairman Bob Blair has welcomed the House of Representatives inquiry to consider ways to increase Indigenous enterprises. He congratulated Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin and Small Business Minister Craig Emerson for supporting the inquiry which gives a focus on how Indigenous Australians have and can participate in the mainstream economy […]

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23/06/08

IBA relocates to prominent position in downtown Wagga Wagga

To allow for further growth and to better meet the demands of clients, Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) has relocated to its own shopfront at 70 Bayliss Street Wagga Wagga. The new office situated in the busy main street will allow easy access for clients and raise awareness of IBA due to the prominence of the […]

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12/06/08

Indigenous Home Ownership Research findings announced

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) will be announcing the findings at the Australian Housing Researchers’ Conference on 19 June 2008, Melbourne. IBA commissioned the home ownership research amongst its Indigenous home loan clients to gain a better understanding of the social and economic benefits of home ownership for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The research […]

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12/06/08

IBA embarks on major tourism venture in Townsville

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) has announced a major economic initiative that will involve Indigenous Australians in the Tourism and Hospitality industry in Northern Queensland. Final settlement for the purchase of IBA’s latest major acquisition, the Holiday Inn Townsville was completed on Friday 6 June 2008. IBA General Manager Ron Morony said the acquisition of Holiday […]

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2/06/08

Local Health Boost for Indigenous people

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) Acting Chair Bob Blair was pleased to open the Bawrunga Aboriginal Medical Service (BAMS) at a ceremony held today at the new centre in Nambucca Heads. BAMS is a not-for-profit organisation whose primary objective is to serve the medical and health needs of the Indigenous and broader community. IBA provided business […]

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15/05/08

Inspirational leader embarks on a new journey

The General Manager of Indigenous Business Australia, Mr Ron Morony, has paid tribute to the contribution made by former Chairman, Mr Joseph Elu, who recently resigned as the head of Australia’s prime body for promoting and implementing Indigenous economic development. After 12 years at the helm Mr Elu has returned home to Seisia as the […]

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1/05/08

IBA Board members visit Coffs Coast region

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) Board members arrived on 30 April to attend a Board meeting scheduled in Coffs Harbour today. IBA Board meetings scheduled in regional locations provide opportunities for Board members to meet face to face with staff, Indigenous and private sector representatives from the local community. IBA has a number of potential investment […]

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