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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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IBA receives prestigious awards in recognition of excellent reporting

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) has received a Silver award from the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT Division for its’ 2010-11 Annual Report. The award, which was for the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act Bodies category, was presented to IBA CEO Chris Fry at a small ceremony yesterday by Tamara Cutcliffe, Executive Director of […]

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Wilpena Pound Resort JV to provide Indigenous economic benefits

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) and the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association (ATLA) have announced the formation of a joint venture to purchase the Wilpena Pound Resort. The 60 room 4 star resort is located five hours drive from Adelaide, offers the only accommodation located in the Flinders Ranges National Park and is situated at the foot […]

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NT Indigenous Business Success at National Tourism Awards

IBA Chair Dr Dawn Casey congratulated the outstanding results of the NT based Yellow Water Cruises and Wildman Wilderness Lodge on their success at the 2011 Qantas National Tourism Awards held in Cairns on Friday 2 March 2012. Yellow Water Cruises are operated by Gagudju Lodge Cooinda in the southern part of Kakadu National Park […]

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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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