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Appendices and referencesAppendix B: Key outreach activities






1–2 October 2015

Torres Strait Regional Authority Economic Development Summit
Thursday Island QLD

Manager, Sustainability and Impact Solutions, Jana King and Associate, Transaction Assessment Structuring and Execution Services, Andrew Niven presented on IBA investment activities and opportunities, to inform the Regional Economic Investment Strategy.

27–28 October 2015

I-REIT annual general meeting
Alice Springs NT

General Manager Rajiv Viswanathan, Senior Manager, Commercial Property Solutions, Hamish Tweedy and Senior Manager, Investor Relations, John Sheldon presented on Indigenous Real Estate Investment Trust (I-REIT) performance for 2015 and the outlook for the year ahead. The event was attended by current and prospective investors.

7 December 2015

Indigenous Investment Principles launch
Sydney NSW

The Indigenous Investment Principles were launched by Prime Minister the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull.

2 March 2016

Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner’s Indigenous Business Forum: Inspiration, Connection and Celebration
Sydney NSW

General Manager Wally Tallis presented on Indigenous business success stories, available support services and programs and opportunities to supply goods and services to government agencies.

2–3 March 2016

IBA’s independent director and committee members workshop
Sydney NSW

Directors of IBA’s investment subsidiaries, committee members and senior IBA staff discussed common experiences and examples of best practice in Indigenous engagement, corporate governance, and financial and risk management.

1–3 June 2016

National Native Title Conference
Darwin NT

Chair Eddie Fry presented on unlocking the potential of the Indigenous estate. CEO Chris Fry, General Manager Rajiv Viswanathan and Senior Manager, Investor Relations, John Sheldon participated in a panel discussion on investing for a better future. Senior Manager, Leasing Solutions, Ray McInnes presented on sustainable development through asset leasing.

20 June 2016

Developing Northern Australia Conference
Darwin, NT

General Manager Wally Tallis presented on the evolution of IBA’s Business Development and Assistance Program and ways to work together to support the growth of a sustainable Indigenous business sector.

TABLE B2: Sponsorship activities


Conference, event or award

IBA’s involvement

July 2015

Adelaide SA

IBA sponsored the NAIDOC SA Awards, which recognise Indigenous achievement in the SA community. IBA staff presented an award and managed a stall at the event.

July 2015

Adelaide SA

IBA sponsored the NAIDOC SA Awards, which recognise Indigenous achievement in the SA community. IBA staff presented an award and managed a stall at the event.

October 2015

Indigenous Economic Development Forum
Alice Springs NT

IBA has sponsored this event for a number of years as it provides an opportunity for Indigenous businesses from across the NT to showcase their products and services to key stakeholders with an interest in progressing Indigenous economic development.

October 2015

Aboriginal Enterprises in Mining, Exploration and Energy Ltd Conference
Adelaide SA

IBA’s sponsorship of this event supports an organisation that encourages Indigenous economic development in the resources industry.

November 2015

Brolga Awards
Darwin NT

IBA has sponsored the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism category at this event for a number of years, as it recognises the achievements of Indigenous tourism businesses in the NT.

May 2016

Supply Nation Connect 2016
Sydney NSW

IBA sponsored the Supplier of the Year category of the Supply Nation Connect 2016 Supplier Diversity Awards at this event. IBA staff managed a stall at the Indigenous business trade show.


Australian Football League–National Indigenous Radio Service broadcast partnership

IBA’s sponsorship of this partnership provides a range of promotional benefits for its programs through numerous interview and advertising opportunities for IBA and its customers.

TABLE B3: Media releases


Title of media release

27 July 2015

10×10 initiative supported by IBA 100%!

28 Jul 2015

New head of IBA business development program

3 August 2015

Commercial Markets Initiative—Assisting Indigenous Business Growth

29 October 2015

Get RIHL with IBA: home ownership for remote Indigenous communities

8 December 2015

Indigenous Investment Principles launched to enable intergenerational wealth

5 January 2016

IBA home loan portfolio breaks $1 billion barrier

22 January 2016

Report reinforces IBA’s plans for Indigenous Home Ownership Program

9 February 2016

Health service secured for West Sydney Indigenous Community

16 February 2016

Achieving results in a challenging environment

4 May 2016

2016–17 budget renews focus on Indigenous business

10 May 2016

New appointments to IBA Board

20 May 2016

IBA awarded bronze award for governance practice

1 June 2016

Solar power allows Aboriginal community to live on country

Note: IBA also distributed numerous media releases regarding Indigenous Home Ownership Information Sessions.


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