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IBA celebrates purchase of Holiday Inn Townsville

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) celebrated its purchase of the Holiday Inn Townsville today with a function held at the iconic North Queensland hotel. A number of dignitaries and representatives from local Indigenous communities were on hand to celebrate and view the recently resurfaced rooftop pool and the completed prototype rooms, providing a preview of the […]

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IBA increases presence in the Pilbara region

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) is increasing its presence in the Pilbara region with a new staff appointment set to explore small to medium business development opportunities for Indigenous Australians. IBA views the Pilbara as an important area of growth with the enormous wealth of the mining and associated service industries providing business development opportunities for […]

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IBA partners with Tennant Creek community to purchase supermarket

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) has formed an exciting new partnership with the Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation (JCAC) to purchase the Tennant Creek Foodbarn and four specialty stores. IBA General Manager, Ron Morony said that we at IBA are excited about the new venture and are looking forward to seeing the positive effects it will have […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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