Rehabilitating Country

For Civil Road and Rail (SX5) Pty Ltd, leasing products through IBA and investing in technology is what allows them to not only grow their business but also to ‘make Country feel better’. SX5 is an Aboriginal owned contracting company in Eastern Guruma country in the Pilbara of Western Australia. Company directors are Ralph and […]

Our home loan interest rates - explained

We sometimes get asked us about our home loan interest rates – why they can be higher than some of the big banks and how they work. So we put together this explainer video for you with the help of fantastic Indigenous owned agency We Are 27 Creative. There is also a fantastic Torres Strait […]

'Beyond the Gap' podcast series

First Nations Foundation (FNF) launched a new podcast series, Beyond the Gap, to explore best practice reconciliation and Indigenous engagement for corporate Australia and beyond. The conversations investigate the influences and constructs that should be considered for Reconciliation Action Plans, and what is the best path forward to engage and empower our country’s First Nations […]

New research shows funding Indigenous Australians’ home ownership benefits us all

First article in a series of three, reproduced from The Guardian Labs. First published 20 December 2019 Housing security not only builds generational wealth but the flow-on effects are good for all Australians - the numbers speak for themselves. Home ownership is crucial to fostering a safe, healthy and prosperous community. Indigenous Australians remain overrepresented […]

The ripple effect: How supporting Indigenous home ownership drives a strong economic future for Australia

Second article in a series of three, reproduced from The Guardian Labs. First published 31 January 2020. Figures show Indigenous home ownership can create a better and more prosperous Australia for everyone. Indigenous Australians who own their homes feel safer, more positive about the future, and more engaged in work and school, according to recent […]

Resources for bushfoods

‘Bushfoods’ has had a dramatic rise in interest lately from those wanting to understand and use the animals, insects and plants traditionally used as food by Aboriginal people. The industry is built on the Indigenous Ecological Knowledge of First Nations people however it is estimated Aboriginal businesses account for less than 15% of the industry. […]

Recovery, rebound, impact - IBA's Annual Report

Our 2020-21 Annual Report has been tabled in parliament. You can access the Annual Report here (PDF 6.4MB) and read about the outcomes and achievements of our programs and services in 2020-21. We remain committed to being a future focused organisation – refining our approaches and innovating to improve wealth acquisition and economic independence for Aboriginal […]

Latest IBA newsletter out now

Have you seen our latest e-newsletter? It shares inspirational stories about our customers, along with news and links to upcoming workshops. Read the newsletter here In this issue: Find out how Adam and Carmel brought their business idea to life with the help of the Accelerate with IBA program. Learn how Jodie refinanced her home […]

Meet the team - IBA's new CEO Kirsty Moore

With experience across a broad array of sectors and skills, Kirsty Moore is well equipped to lead the organisation into the next steps of supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to achieve their goals of home ownership, starting or growing a business, and investment opportunities. Kirsty joined IBA in 2018 as head of Products […]

Accelerating business growth

When Adam Wooding, a proud Yorta Yorta man, and his wife Carmel reached out to IBA, they were ready to bring their new business idea to life. After participating in the Accelerate with IBA program, they decided to take a completely different road and created something better than they first imagined. Accelerate with IBA is […]

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