The Yaabubiin Institute for Disruptive Thinking is an intellectual entrepreneur, bringing people together to generate and develop ideas and marketing those ideas to create change. Yaabubiin’s purpose is to nurture ideas that will cause change by challenging conventional wisdom, questioning the status quo and fostering innovation to develop new ways of solving old problems. Yaabubiin was established in 2016 by the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.


“Yaabubiin” is the Gumbaynggirr word for “economy” (literally “all things” – “yaabu” meaning “things” or “possessions” and “biin” meaning “all”). It is pronounced:

  • “yaa” – long “a” as in “car”
  • “bu” – short “u” as in “but”
  • “biin” – as in “been”