News and Media
‘I hope there is an Indigenous PM’
AIEF Scholarship Students and winners of the ‘If I was Prime Minister’ competition, Reuben Simpson and Aroha Parkinson meet Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
Tue 13 Feb 2024
THERE ARE SO MANY PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS
Meet Frank and Kai who completed Year 12 on AIEF Scholarships in 2010 and 2014.
Tue 28 Nov 2023
INSPIRING FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
Kodie and Tarli completed Year 12 on AIEF Scholarships in 2018 and 2020. Learn more about their story.
Mon 20 Nov 2023
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT AND SO ARE THE KIDS
AIEF Scholarship Student Dion Whitfield meets the Prime Minister and Treasurer at the 2023 Economic and Social Outlook Conference.
Fri 3 Nov 2023
MEANINGFUL CHANGE THAT RIPPLES THROUGH FAMILIES
AIEF Alum Leana is dedicated to inspiring other Indigenous youth to pursue higher education and follow their aspirations.
Fri 8 Sep 2023
Juniors train with AFL Greats
Cobram’s Under 14 and Under 17 sides trained with AIEF Alum Jy Simpkin in preparation for their finals.
Wed 6 Sep 2023
GRADUATE NURSE DELIGHTED TO GET A JOB CLOSE TO HOME
AIEF Alum Emma is set to join the “deadly” team of nurses at Cooktown Hospital, supporting the development of healthcare in the rural community.
Tue 5 Sep 2023
SIMPLE EQUATIONS TO MAKE IMPACT AT SCALE
Education is the key to boosting Indigenous opportunity.
Mon 14 Aug 2023
CLOSING THE GAP FOR GOOD
AIEF Executive Director Andrew Penfold talks to The Australian about meeting Closing The Gap targets.
Mon 14 Aug 2023
REMOVING BARRIERS TO OPPORTUNITY
AIEF Scholar Injarra Harbour appears in The Australian talking about ways the Government can boost university participation for Indigenous students.
Wed 19 Jul 2023
SCHOLARSHIP WILL BRING HEALTH TO MED STUDENT’S ISLAND HOME
AIEF Alum Kibbim Titasey shares his inspiring education journey from the Torres Strait, to the halls of St Augustine’s College, to university where he is now studying a Bachelor of Health Science. His goal? To return home one day with the skills he has gained and help close the gap in health.
Fri 16 Jun 2023
PROGRAM PUTS MARNI ON LEARNING CURVE THAT CROSSES PM’S PATH
AIEF Scholarship Student Marni (Year 9, Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney) is “nervous but excited” to meet Australian Prime Minister the Hon Anthony Albanese MP at The Australian Economic Outlook Forum. For her, it is the best gift she could give her family who will be watching the live broadcast with pride.
Fri 9 Jun 2023