News And Media
The Weekend Australian – Indigenous education program to build sustainable careers
Andrew Penfold AM
In the lead up to the launch of the AIEF Compendium, Andrew Penfold explains how the Compendium can assist schools around the country to achieve better outcomes with thousands more students than the 7,000 AIEF aims to support through its programs.
Sat 16 May 2015
The Australian – Mining career a blast for scholarship winner Tim Hill
The Australian profiles Tim Hill, who is graduating from the University of Sydney with degrees in Engineering and Commerce after completing his studies last year on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarship. Tim is the first student to graduate on the scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding Indigenous students studying engineering and other mining-related degrees, and the first to successfully apply to BHP Billiton’s Graduate Program, which aims to develop BHP Billiton’s future leaders and technical experts.
Fri 1 May 2015
Occasional address by Andrew Penfold AM – UTS Law graduation ceremony
AIEF Executive Director and UTS Alum Andrew Penfold’s address at the UTS Law graduation ceremony, 30 April 2015.
Thu 30 Apr 2015
The Australian – Brindabella provides platform for kids who harbour hope
AIEF Scholarship Students and Alumni enjoyed a sunset sail on Sydney to Hobart yacht race winner Brindabella thanks to AIEF Corporate Partner KPMG.
Wed 8 Apr 2015
The Australian – Ignorance rules as debate rages on homelands
An editorial in The Australian says AIEF Scholarships enable Indigenous children to take advantage of the full range of opportunities available in Australia today.
Fri 13 Mar 2015
The Australian – Recognition, land ‘first steps’ to reconciliation
On the seventh anniversary of the Apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples, AIEF Alum Phillip reflects on the significance of the Apology and calls for recognition of Indigenous Australians in the Constitution.
Fri 13 Feb 2015
The Australian Women’s Weekly – Crusaders in the boardroom
AIEF Ambassadors Sir Ralph Norris, John Eales AM, Mark Arbib and John Hartigan on why they support AIEF.
Thu 22 Jan 2015
The Australian – Closing the gap, much yet to do
An editorial in The Australian says the latest edition of the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report highlights the effectiveness of programs developed by communities and says that such initiatives, as well as the work of non-government organisations like AIEF “should continue for as long as it takes” to ensure Indigenous Australians “enjoy the prosperity and opportunities other Australians take for granted”
Thu 20 Nov 2014
Helen McCabe: AIEF is providing life changing opportunities to a generation of indigenous children
Editor-in-Chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly Helen McCabe says that attending boarding school changed her life and introduced her to a whole new world of learning. In The Weekend Australian she says she is proud to support AIEF’s efforts to provide the same opportunities to a generation of Indigenous children.
Sat 15 Nov 2014
David Gonski AC: AIEF is dedicated to bringing great education within reach of young Indigenous Australians
David Gonski AC says that education can have impact not only on a family, but in the wider community, and that he believes strongly in the work of AIEF, “an organisation dedicated to bringing great education opportunities within the reach of young Indigenous Australians”.
Sat 8 Nov 2014
Jennifer Byrne: I’m backing AIEF to keep opening doors for young Indigenous Australians
Journalist and broadcaster Jennifer Byrne says her education led to opportunities that have shaped the course of her life. In The Weekend Australian she says she’s backing AIEF to create opportunities “so young Indigenous Australians can keep kicking their own goals.”
Sat 1 Nov 2014
The Australian – Tristan leads the way, carrying family's dreams
AIEF Scholar Tristan from Lockhart River in Cape York is about to become the first person in his family to finish Year 12. His achievements have inspired his little brother Paddy, now in Year 9, to pursue his education alongside his brother at St Joseph's Nudgee College in Brisbane.
Mon 27 Oct 2014