News And Media
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
Alan Joyce: education is one of the most powerful tools to create opportunities for Indigenous Australians
As CEO of Qantas, Alan Joyce sees they power of education in his workforce every day. He says it has played a vital role in his own life and that Qantas is proud to support AIEF, an organisation which recognises the power of education to create opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
Sat 25 Oct 2014
The Australian – $1.5bn scheme failing on jobs
AIEF CEO Andrew Penfold comments on the results of the Remote Jobs and Communities Program.
Tue 21 Oct 2014
The Weekend Australian – Making a difference in Indigenous education
Andrew Penfold writes that existing incentive schemes for teachers in remote Indigenous schools which encourage teachers to "serve time" should be changed to attract quality teaching and offer career advancement opportunities for teachers who achieve results.
Sat 18 Oct 2014
John Eales: AIEF is ensuring equal opportunity in Australia through education
John Eales AM believes education is an equaliser in society and a gateway to opportunity. In The Weekend Australian he says that he supports AIEF “because through education, they are ensuring equal opportunity in Australia”.
Sat 18 Oct 2014
The Australian – Trailblazers going places
The Australian profiles five AIEF Scholars from east Arnhem Land whose traliblazing efforts The Scots College in Sydney have made them a source of inspiration for their communities.
Mon 13 Oct 2014