Supply Nation is a not for profit company which connects its members – Corporate Australia and government agencies – with Indigenous businesses for the purpose of building profitable business partnerships.
Indigenous Business Australia
Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), the former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commercial Development Corporation (CDC) is an Australian Government statutory authority set up to assist and enhance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-management and economic self-sufficiency.
Indigenous Business Council of Australia (IBCA)
The Indigenous Business Council of Australia (IBCA) is Australia’s peak council of Indigenous business associations and a voice of Indigenous business owners from all sectors of the economy. As the nations’ largest and most representative Indigenous business body, the IBCA advocates for reforms that will develop the Indigenous business sector.
NAB Microenterprise Loans
NAB has been provides unsecured business loans of between $500 and $20,000 for people on low incomes since 2007.The loans are provided on a not-for-profit basis and are available to help start up or support an existing business of five or fewer employees.
Community Sector Banking
Community Sector Banking is dedicated banking service for not-for-profits, and looks after the banking needs of over 6,000 not-for-profit customers nationwide.
ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator. ASIC contributes to Australia’s economic reputation and wellbeing by ensuring that Australia’s financial markets are fair and transparent, supported by confident and informed investors and consumers. ASIC is an independent Commonwealth Government body. ASIC was set up under and administer the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act (ASIC Act), and carries out most of its work under the Corporations Act.
MoneySmart by ASIC: Information for Indigenous business
MoneySmart is an initiative of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. We offer you tips & tools to help you make the most of your money
An Indigenous business is like any other when it comes to Intellectual Property (IP) rights. IP protects Indigenous culture and products and gives you the ability to profit from them. By protecting your IP with trademarks, design registrations and patents, your goods and services become even more valuable.
Indigenous Employment Program
The Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) aims to increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their communities and employers through employment, business support and economic development activities.
Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC)
The Indigenous Land Corporation provides assistance to Aboriginal persons and Torres Strait Islanders to acquire and manage land.
Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC)
The Registrar is an independent statutory office holder who administers the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act). This Act guides how Indigenous corporations are run. It does this in a variety of ways: by advising them on how to incorporate, by training directors, members and key staff in good corporate governance, by making sure they comply with the law and by intervening when needed.
Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA)
The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) aims to strengthen the economic, social and cultural development of the Torres Strait to improve the lifestyle and wellbeing of Torres Strait Islanders and Aboriginal people living in the region.
Australian Government Grants and Financial Assistance
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government and Arts and Sport
Grants and other funding programs are available from the federal, state and territory governments and in some cases from local councils. Generally there are no grants available for starting a business. However, there are grants and other assistance available for business activities such as expanding your business, research and development, innovation and exporting
www.business.gov.au offers you simple and convenient access to all the government information, forms and services you need. It’s a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business. Watch our Introduction to business.gov.au video to find out how we can help you.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
The ATO publishes information relevant to Indigenous business.
The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)
Australia’s peak exchange, the ASX provides information and presentation which impact on Indigenous business.
Queensland Government Business and Industry Portals
The Queensland government website for business and industry information.