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Our vision is for a nation in which the First Australians are economically independent and an integral part of the economy.

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Gathering across Country, Mazart Design Studio

Mazart Design Studio is a Supply Nation certified small business. The studio’s managing director and senior designer, Jodie Brennan, is a proud descendant of the Gomeroi people of western New South Wales. The cover design depicts the waterways and root systems which connect our community and our journeys across our lands. The black lines represent the flowing rivers and the blood line of our people, both past and present, who are the custodians of the land. The coloured shapes depict the roots of trees and rivers that meander together to create life, nourish our bodies and souls, and maintain our flourishing landscape.

Economic independence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is at the heart of IBA’s vision and programs.

We want Indigenous Australians to have the same financial opportunities as other Australians. Through IBA’s programs, we attempt to remove some of the obstacles that may prevent our customers from creating wealth, accumulating assets and fulfilling their aspirations.

Our programs assist Indigenous Australians to buy their own homes, own their own businesses and invest in commercial ventures that provide strong financial returns.

© Indigenous Business Australia 2016.

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Corporate Communications Manager
Indigenous Business Australia
PO Box 650, Fyshwick, ACT 2609

Email | Phone 1800 107 107

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Produced by Tara Toohill
Edited and indexed by WordsWorth Writing
Design and typesetting by Mazart Design Studio
Printed by Print Junction


IBA has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the contents of this publication do not offend Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples.


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