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Our IBA - Meet Aleyse

About Aleyse I was born in Ayr, North Queensland and grew up on a sugar cane farm on Bindal and Juru country. My family are mainly of Scottish and Swiss German heritage. Since I grew up on a farm on either side of a large creek/lagoon (big enough for waterskiing), I always loved being outdoors […]

How IBA transforms ideas into reality

IBA CEO Kirsty Moore and Chair Eddie Fry spoke with Australian Institute of Company Directors on how IBA is working toward the economic empowerment of First Nations communities. The resulting article describes IBA's 'powerful activities' which has transformed the dream of home ownership into reality, for 21,000 owner-occupier Indigenous families and individuals. See full article […]

Investing in fresh produce

Feeling fresh? So are Yamatji Enterprises Limited (YEL), 4 Ways Fresh Produce and IBA. The parties have formed a joint venture company to establish a cucumber farm in Geraldton, Western Australia, creating a legacy for traditional owners. The company, Yamatji Fresh Produce Pty Ltd, will develop 400 greenhouses to grow cucumbers making it the largest […]

Video Story: How saying no to alcohol inspired Ben's business

Ben Tyler, a Bininj man and entrepreneur, said no to kunbang (poison, alcohol) when he saw the problems it can bring to his and other communities. His personal sober lifestyle journey is what inspired him to start his business Kakadu Kitchen. He's recently opened a non-alcoholic drinks store in Humpty Doo which sells a range […]

Our IBA - Meet Claire

About Claire I grew up in the Northern Territory in a remote community which shaped my values and provided me with a lot of resilience. I am a very family orientated person and love to spend my spare time with family. I have quite a big family with four children and nine grand kids. I […]

Inspiring a togetherness for more than a month

IBA’s communications intern and Wiradjuri woman, Zenae Powell, sat down for a yarn with Indigenous Business Month (IBM) co-founder, Dr Michelle Evans, about all things IBM – a month dedicated to celebrating Indigenous businesses, leaders and people within the sector. Michelle is an Associate Professor at Melbourne University and involved in many community-based actions that […]

Video story: Mack Construction

“The best thing about owning his own business is the flexibility to spend time with family”, says Arrernte man Reuben Mack, the owner of Mack Construction NT . He generously shares his experience as a business owner, and some very relatable and valuable tips about running your own business. Mack Construction NT is proudly an Aboriginal-owned […]

Our IBA- Meet Jenna

About Jenna I am a proud Kija woman from the Kimberley Region in Western Australia, but I grew up in Hobart Tasmania. I now live in Perth (Boorloo), Western Australia and have been there for over eleven years.  I purchased my first Home Loan with IBA 16 years ago in Hobart which set me up […]

Girl Boss behaviour in home ownership

A proud Adnyamathanha woman from South Australia, Narelle grew up in a small country town with only a couple of hundred people where everyone knows one another. She never thought it would be possible to own her first home but set her sights on making it happen. Looking for a change in pace, Narelle moved […]

Nikea’s story: Rewriting her narrative

View Nikea's video story here. This journey towards home ownership explores the inspiring story of Gamilaraay woman Nikea – a single mother who defied societal expectations and broke the cycle of living in social housing by purchasing her own home. Her accomplishment serves as an inspiration for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous women, highlighting the importance […]

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