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Djambawa Marawili: AIEF is making sure Yolngu kids get access to the best education possible

In The Weekend Australian, Yolngu leader and Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council Member Djambawa Marawili AM says to keep Yolngu culture strong, Yolngu children need to be educated in the ‘Balanda’ (whitefella) world as well; and that AIEF is creating opportunities for Yolngu kids have access to the best education possible.

Sat 21 Jun 2014


Marcia Langton: AIEF is ensuring educational equity for thousands of young Indigenous people

In 2014, Indigenous children around Australia are missing out on a quality education – despite decades passing since education transformed the life of Professor Marcia Langton AM. In The Weekend Australian, Professor Langton says she supports AIEF because “they ensure educational equity and achieve astonishingly good outcomes for thousands of young Indigenous people who want […]

Sat 14 Jun 2014


The Weekend Australian – Smith delivers $1m lesson in tackling disadvantage

Gina Rushton

The Weekend Australian reports a $1 million investment in AIEF by leading philanthropists Dick and Pip Smith.

Sat 7 Jun 2014


Nova Peris: AIEF is empowering students to become the Indigenous leaders of tomorrow

Improving access to quality education for Indigenous children is the essential first step towards Closing the Gap for Nova Peris, and in The Weekend Australian she says AIEF is doing just that, while also providing a platform for the students of today to become the Indigenous leaders of tomorrow.

Sat 7 Jun 2014


The Weekend Australian – AFL stars’ elite school leg up just the Goodes

Mitchell Nadin

The Weekend Australian covers the announcement of a new partnership between the Goodes O’Loughlin Foundation and AIEF, which will provide a wider range of scholarship options in Sydney.

Sat 31 May 2014


Michael O’Loughlin: AIEF is making sure thousands of Indigenous children get the best education possible

In The Weekend Australian, Michael O’Loughlin says whatever path you choose, education is the key to success, and AIEF is making sure thousands of Indigenous children get the best education possible.

Sat 31 May 2014


The Australian – Mikasa’s role in record retention

Rick Morton

The Australian announces the outstanding results recorded in the 2013 AIEF Annual Report, including a new benchmark retention and Year 12 completion rate achieved by dedicated students like 2013 graduate, Mikasa Donald.

Thu 29 May 2014


The Australian – New generation will keep flame burning

Rick Morton

The Australian reports on the launch of the 2013 AIEF Annual Report during National Reconciliation Week, which included a speech by AIEF Scholarship Student Toby about his ancestor and Bunuba legend, Jandamarra.

Thu 29 May 2014


The Australian – Fostering great expectations

An editorial in The Australian highlights AIEF’s new benchmark retention and Year 12 completion rate, pointing out that no other Indigenous education program has been as effective.

Thu 29 May 2014


Ken Wyatt: AIEF is empowering our Indigenous children

In The Weekend Australian, Federal Member for Hasluck Ken Wyatt AM, MP says AIEF is empowering Indigenous children through educational opportunities – just as he was empowered by his own education.

Sat 24 May 2014


The Australian – SAP’s $1m boost to Indigenous scholarships

Bridget Carter

The Australian reports a new $1 million investment in AIEF by global software company, SAP, which will provide mentoring and career opportunities in addition to financial support for AIEF’s programs. Through its partnership with AIEF, SAP aims to encourage and support Indigenous students to pursue fulfilling careers, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering […]

Mon 19 May 2014


We’re in the business of nation changing

The Australian is celebrating its 50th birthday with 50 days of special features about the people and events that have shaped our nation for the past half century. The Weekend Australian kicks off the celebrations with a special supplement including a new campaign from AIEF, the official charity partner for The Australian’s 50th birthday.

Sat 17 May 2014


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