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Living on the Buck Wild side

Get on the wild side, the buck wild side, and check out the Black Magic Woman vodcast - Episode #112 featuring Lacey Long a proud Kamilaroi woman and owner of Buck Wild Country. Lacey talked with vodcast host, Mundanara Bayles, about her business journey, family/friends, and words of inspiration to all inspiring entrepreneurs. Previously working […]

OUR IBA - MEET Desirae

Desirae works in our Loan Management Team in our Brisbane Office on Turrbal and Yuggera Country. About Desirae I am a Maori woman who was born in Australia but was raised in Hamilton, New Zealand. I have been working in the collections industry for 13 years. Eventually I ventured to IBA around three years ago […]

Constructing a future for Indigenous employment

On the recent episode (#110) of Black Magic Woman, Mundanara Bayles hosted Priscilla Mason, a proud Worimi woman and one of the directors of Indigeco. Priscilla talked about her passion for promoting employment opportunities for Indigenous individuals and communities. Started in 2017 with funding provided by IBA via a start-up loan package, Indigeco is a […]

More than just a loan

Did you know that IBA offers so much more than just providing loans? Even before you put in an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a home loan, we are here for you. IBA’s Home Ownership program offers a series of workshops which provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who are interested in home ownership, […]

Our IBA - Meet Alex

Aleksandra - Alex currently works in the Legal Team at our Sydney Office on beautiful Gadigal Country. What was your journey to IBA? I was originally born in Croatia and moved to Australia when I was five, I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Later, I studied Law and Science with a major in Biology at […]

Doing it cool in the heat: Black Arc Industries

Black Arc Industries are a 100% Indigenous owned business in Alice Springs NT that does custom welding, modifications, and repairs on steel, stainless steel, and aluminium. Hayden Jude is a proud Batcho man of the Larrakia family and the owner of Black Arc Industries. He talked to IBA about the hard work of running a […]

Black Magic Woman vodcast meets Tanyah Nasir

Check out the second installment of the new vodcast series that we're partnering on with Black Magic Woman! In this episode, host Mundanara Bayles yarns with educator and community leader Tanyah Nasir on beautiful Larrakia country. Black Magic Woman explores issues of importance to First Nations people and communities. and we've partnered on a number […]

Leap of Faith

Angie had been thinking about starting her own writing and editing business for years. Then in early 2021, after a year of working from home in her salaried position and facing indefinite restrictions to meeting up with colleagues, she decided to take the leap. IBA supported Angie Faye Martin, a Kooma/Kamilaroi woman, to get started […]

Our IBA - meet Eric

An interview by our CareerTrackers intern Zenae Powell. Meet Eric Kalolo, Communications Associate. Where are you from? My heritage hales from the Pacific Island nation of Samoa, but I was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia when I was eight years of age. I am currently living in Brisbane, home to the Turrbal […]

Video story: Happy home owners

We recently caught up with South Australian home loan customers, Dylan and Jen. They were delighted to share their positive experience with IBA and what being in their own home means to their family. They wanted a bigger home for their growing family and were weary of the insecurity of renting. Since getting in touch […]

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