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 trade marks, design registrations and patents, your goods and services become even more valuable.
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.
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.
The Indigenous Land Corporation provides assistance to Aboriginal persons and Torres Strait Islanders to acquire and manage land.
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.
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.