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Case Study: Establishing a registered charity to continue pathway to Indigenous empowerment

With a mission to create a more just and sustainable world through enterprise, Northern Territory based Together Business Australia Pty Ltd has made leap and bounds in supporting the financial literacy of mob all around Australia. Founded in 2019 by Anaiwan woman, Sarah Hyland, Together Business is an Indigenous Chartered Accounting Firm which has set […]

Video Story: Achieving Impact in business

We're celebrating the incredible journey of Karl and Ash, the dedicated owners of Impact Panel & Paint. "If I look back from where we started to where we are now, it’s a massive achievement. From renting to purchasing our own property and building," says Karl. Their story is a testament to resilience and growth, evolving […]

Our IBA - Meet Layla

About Layla I am a Wiradjuri woman and live with my two beautiful children, husband and beloved cavoodle, Dodge. My family is at the heart of everything I do. So, when I’m not working, I’m ‘ubering’ the kids around to various sporting activities and events and going on family outdoor adventures with Dodge. I grew […]

Empowering women to bring waves of change

In the heart of the Northern Territory, a powerful movement has been started by social enterprise Wave of Change Consultancy Pty Ltd. Woolwonga and Kukatj woman, raised on Larrakia and Yolngu land, Lateesha Jeffrey, stands at the forefront, with firsthand experience and knowledge about the devastating impact of lateral violence on Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

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 […]

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