Terms and conditions




  1. By submitting your application to attend the IBA Strong Women Strong Business Conference (Conference), you (Applicant) agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions, when submitting your application to participate in the Conference, and if selected, whilst participating in the Conference.
  2. Applications must comply with these Terms and Conditions to be valid and accepted.

    Period to apply

  3.  Applications close at 11:59 pm on 14 February 2020

    Who can apply

  4. To be eligible to apply to attend the Conference:
    a. You must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
    b.  You must be aged 18 or over.

    How to submit your application

  5. Applicants must complete and submit the application form available on the website portal.
  6. Applications that do not comply with these Terms and Conditions are invalid and will not be accepted

    Selection of successful applicants

  7. An evaluation panel comprising of IBA and Indigenous business women
    (Evaluation Panel) will assess all applications against the evaluation criteria determined by IBA in its sole discretion.
  8. Applicants selected by the Evaluation Panel will be ‘Successful Applicants’
  9. The Evaluation Panel’s decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into. IBA will not disclose any details regarding the Evaluation Panel’s assessment of applications except where required to do so by law.


  10. IBA reserves the right to disqualify any Applicant or Application that is:a. deemed to contain information that is incorrect, misleading or fraudulent; or
    b. defamatory, abusive, insulting, threatening, obscene, inflammatory, offensive or otherwise contain content which, in IBA’s opinion, is inappropriate or objectionable

    The Conference

  11. The Conference will be held on 27 – 30 April 2020.
  12. IBA will pay for the following for the Successful Applicants:
    a. return economy airfares from the Successful Applicant’s closest airport (to be determined by IBA in its sole discretion) to Darwin to allow attendance at the conference;
    b. accommodation for the duration of the conference (to be determined by IBA in its sole discretion); and
    c. transfers between the Darwin Airport and the accommodation, and the accommodation and the Conference venue.
  13. IBA will not make any payments directly to Applicants. IBA will make all travel arrangements and payments directly to service providers.
  14. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be made available to the Applicant for their attendance at the conference from 27 – 30 April 2020. Any meals outside of this will be at the Applicant’s own cost.
  15. IBA will not be responsible for the reimbursement of any personal, incidental or miscellaneous costs associated with the Applicant’s travel and/or accommodation.
  16. IBA will not be responsible for the costs associated with any travel changes made by the Applicant.

    Participation in the Conference

  17. When participating in the Conference, the Applicant must:
    a. be appropriately attired in a dress code that is suitable for an office environment;
    b. observe and comply with any codes of conduct, rules, policies, procedures, directions and regulations made or adopted by IBA in respect of the premises where the Conference may be held, and as notified by IBA from time to time;
    c. participate in the Conference in a collegiate manner that is courteous and respectful to all other participants and to IBA and its staff, and does not cause disruption to the Conference;
    d. not do anything that will reasonably be expected to cause IBA or its officers, staff and contractors embarrassment, negative publicity or harm to its reputation.
  18. IBA may:
    a. permanently or temporarily prevent the Applicant’s access to the premises where the Conference is being delivered;
    b.  or immediately suspend or terminate the Applicant’s participation in the Conference if the Applicant breaches these Terms and Conditions, and IBA reserves the right to take any appropriate legal action against the Applicant.

    Cancellation or Conference changes

  19. IBA may cancel or reschedule the Conference at any time.
  20. If IBA cancels or reschedules the Conference, the Applicant may attend a future Conference as notified by IBA.
  21. Where IBA cancels or reschedules the Conference on the day of its scheduled time, IBA acknowledges that it is responsible for the Applicants travel and accommodation. However, the Applicant acknowledges that it is responsible for its own Incidentals including Meals and transfers.
  22. Subject to clause 21, the Applicant agree that IBA will not be responsible for any losses suffered by the Applicant if the Conference is cancelled, or if the Applicant is delayed or unable to participate in any event as part of the Conference for any reason.

    Intellectual property rights of the Applicant


  23. The Applicant retains any intellectual property rights in their application.
  24. The Applicant grants IBA a perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, royalty and payment free, transferable, sub-licensable right to exercise all of the intellectual property rights in their application for the purpose of assessing their application and conducting the application process.
  25. The Applicant warrants that they have the right to grant the licences described above and do not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person. The Applicant hereby indemnifies IBA against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, expenses (including legal costs), loss or damage incurred by IBA as a result of the Applicant breaching clause28.

    Intellectual property rights of IBA


  26. Unless otherwise stated, the intellectual property in any promotional materials or materials used during the Conference (Conference Materials) belongs to IBA.
  27. The Applicant may use the Conference Materials for their own business purposes only, and may not reproduce, publish or deal with the Conference Materials in any way for any commercial use without IBA’s prior written consent.


  28. The Applicant must keep all Confidential Information received by them during the Program confidential and must not use, disclose or reproduce Confidential Information for any purposes other than for those set out in these Terms and Conditions.
  29. The Applicant must return or destroy any Confidential Information on request by IBA.
  30. Confidential Information means information that:a. is by its nature confidential;
    b. a party knows or ought to know is confidential; or
    c. is designated by IBA as confidential,
    and includes:
    d. information comprised in or relating to any intellectual property rights of IBA or other participants;
    e. information relating to the business, technology or other affairs of IBA or other participants; and
    f. these Terms and Conditions.
  31. The Applicant acknowledges and agrees that IBA shall not be liable for any losses suffered by the Applicant for the disclosure of Confidential Information by any other participant in the Program.



  32. The information provided by the Applicant application will be used by IBA for the purpose of assessing their application and may also be used for the purposes specified in IBA’s privacy policy. IBA’s privacy policy is available on IBA’s website.  IBA may disclose the Applicant’s personal information to companies and agencies connected with the Conference, including travel companies and hotels, for the purpose of facilitating their attendance at the Conference venue and events.
  33. For the purposes of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 (Cth), the Applicant authorises IBA to release, and consents to IBA using, information concerning its affairs for the purposes of assessing their application and conducting the application process.
  34. Information about the Applicant’s Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is ‘sensitive information’ for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). IBA requires the Applicant’s consent before it can collect, use or share sensitive information. The Applicant consent’s to IBA:
    a. collecting information from you about your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
    b. using information about your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to assess your application for participation in the Conference.

    Limitation of liability

  35. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, IBA (including its officers, employees and agents) will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever that is suffered or sustained (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any death, illness, personal injury or property damage suffered or sustained (even caused by negligence), as a result of, or in any way connected with, this application process or the delivery of the Conference.
  36. To the extent permitted by law, the Applicant agrees to release, fully indemnify and keep fully indemnified, IBA (including its officers, employees and agents) from and against all liability, cost, loss, damage, expense, claim or other right of action arising out of, or in connection with, the application process and the delivery of the Conference.
  37. IBA accepts no responsibility for any problems or technical malfunction of any communication network or for any late, lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected applications, claims or correspondence whether due to error, omission, alteration, tampering, deletion, theft, destruction, transmission interruption, communications failure or otherwise.
  38. The Applicant acknowledges IBA and its agents have no control over telephone communications, networks or lines and accepts no responsibility for any problems associated with them, whether due to traffic congestion, technical malfunction or otherwise.
  39. IBA does not exclude any rights, remedies, guarantees, conditions or warranties in respect of goods or services under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) or other equivalent legislation which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified.
  40. However, IBA does exclude all other rights, remedies, guarantees, conditions and warranties in respect of goods or services from the Applicant’s participation in the Conference whether based in statute, common law or otherwise, to the extent permitted by law. To the fullest extent possible:a. IBA does not warrant the accuracy of any content provided during the Conference. Any content is provided to the Applicant “as is” and on an “as available” basis and on the condition that the Applicant take all responsibility for assessing the accuracy of the content and rely on it at their own risk. All content used during the Conference may be changed at IBA’s sole discretion and without notice.b. IBA has no responsibility or liability in relation to any loss or damage that the Applicant incurs, including loss of profits, interruption of business, loss of data on the Applicant’s information handling system or other damage, arising from the Applicant’s participation in the Conference, except as set out in these Terms and Conditions.
  41. IBA does not warrant any outcomes from participation in the Conference. In particular, IBA makes no representation that the Applicant will obtain funding or any other specific benefit from participation in the Conference.
  42. The Applicant accepts all risks and responsibility for all loss, damage, costs and other consequences resulting from participation in the Conference, or the use of material or information made available during the Conference.
  43. The Applicant indemnifies IBA and its officers, employees and agents against any action, claim, loss or expense which it incurs which arises from the Applicant’s participation in the Conference.
  44. All activities that the Applicant engages in with another participant who the Applicant has been introduced to or met during the Conference, are conducted solely at the Applicant’s own risk and IBA has no liability in respect of such activities.


  45. The Applicant acknowledges that they are responsible for obtaining their own independent legal and financial advice regarding these Terms and Conditions.
  46. All times listed in these Terms and Conditions of are Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).
  47. IBA reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time. If any changes are made, IBA will notify the public via its website.
  48. These Terms and Conditions will be construed according to the laws of the Northern Territory and applicants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that State.
  49. “Including” is not a word of limitation.
  50. Failure by IBA to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
  51. If a word or phrase is given a defined meaning, any other part of speech or grammatical form of that word or phrase has a corresponding meaning.
  52. A word importing the singular includes the plural (and vice versa).
  53. If any of these terms are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms shall nevertheless continue in full force.
  54. Nothing in these terms and conditions is to be interpreted against IBA solely on the ground that IBA put forward these Terms and Conditions or any part of them.


    ‘IBA’ means Indigenous Business Australia.

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