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The Australian – Fund heavyweights unite in power of good

The Weekend Australian profiles the Future Generation Investment Company, a listed investment vehicle with fund managers that forego their fees so the company can commit to donate 1% of its assets to Australian charities including AIEF each year.

The Australian – Define goals and plan how to get there

Andrew Penfold says a clear and measurable definition of success is the essential first step towards improving educational outcomes in Australian schools.

The Australian – Mob motivation an aid to realising potential

AIEF Alum and Our Mob Teach forum guest speaker Sarah Treacy talks to The Australian about her commitment to teaching in remote Kimberley communities.

The Australian – Lose red tape to lift outcomes

Andrew Penfold says Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s business background bodes well for meaningful progress in Indigenous affairs.

The Australian – Stay strong and resilient, Peta Credlin tells young women

AIEF Alumni Kygim and Sarah share their goals after hearing from inspiring women, including Peta Credlin, at The Australian Women's Weekly Women of the Future Awards in Sydney.

Exercise First Look gives students an insight into ADF careers

From Friday 28 to Saturday 29 August, 13 AIEF Scholarship students in Years 10, 11 and 12 participated in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Exercise First Look at the Royal Military College – Duntroon and the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). The exercise, which included team building activities and a tour of the ADFA Open Day, was designed to give students an insight into careers in the ADF.

The Weekend Australian – Marching to the beat of an inspirational drum

The Weekend Australian profiles aspiring Army doctor Mary Kerr, one of 14 AIEF Scholarship Students who attended the 2015 Australian Defence Force ‘Exercise First Look’, and AIEF Alum Lieutenant Thomas Boase, one of the serving members leading the exercise.

Lights Out – AIEF Compendium shares Indigenous education best practice with boarding schools nationwide

Drawing on the expertise of educators from more than 50 schools, the AIEF Compendium has the potential to scale opportunities and success rates in schools across Australia to the benefit of thousands more students than the 7,000 AIEF aims to support through its programs.

The Sydney Morning Herald – Learning Curve: Swans greats find own way of 'giving back'

Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin on the experiences that inspired them to establish the GO Foundation, which offers the AIEF-GO Foundation Scholarship for Indigenous days students in partnership with AIEF.

The Weekend Australian– Business Pulse of the Nation

The Weekend Australian’s Business Pulse of the Nation reports from the AIEF Compendium and Annual Report Launch.

The Australian – Latiesha delivers on promise of a lifetime

At the launch of AIEF’s ground-breaking guide to best practice in Indigenous education, Latiesha Dunbar told an audience including business leaders and the Prime Minister that AIEF’s support helped her keep a promise to become the first person in her family to finish Year 12.

The Australian – Aboriginal scholar ‘will be PM’

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says an AIEF Scholar – like Lowanna Moran, the first student to complete both her secondary and tertiary education on AIEF Scholarships – will one day become Prime Minister.

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Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
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The AIEF Scholarship Program and the AIEF Pathways Program are supported by the Australian Government in collaboration with individual, philanthropic and corporate supporters from the private sector.