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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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Getting on with Business in the NT

Despite the seemingly turbulent past two years for the business community, Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) today celebrated the emerging success stories for business in the Northern Territory at an IBA Business Conversation – “Getting on with Business” in Darwin. Business leaders met today with representatives from local government, Indigenous land councils and local industry to […]

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Renewable Energy in our Changing Economy

With the growing interest in the economic benefits of renewable energy, Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) brought together industry experts in the renewable energy field at an IBA Business Conversation in Cairns today. Industry leaders met with representatives from local government, land councils and business representatives today to discuss issues such as renewable energy, carbon trading […]

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A new beginning for former Nestle factory

The re-opening of the former Nestle Supercoat Factory was celebrated yesterday with an official opening held on site in Inverell, NSW. The former Nestle Supercoat Factory has re-opened under its new guise as the Inverell Manufacturing Facility to produce Aquafeed (commercial fish food). The Inverell Manufacturing Facility is being operated by Consolidated Manufacturing Enterprises (CME) […]

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IBA wins national economic development award

Indigenous Business Australia’s (IBA) contribution to closing the gap in home ownership has been honoured at the 2009 National Economic Development Australia (EDA) Awards. The EDA Indigenous Economic Development Award, which recognises programs or initiatives that have resulted in increased benefits for Indigenous communities, was one of six awards presented as part of EDA’s 4th […]

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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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