News and Media

The Weekend Australian – From locked-up to looking up…

Rick Morton

The Weekend Australian features AIEF graduates Nahdia and Sarah, who are well on track to achieve their dreams.

Sat 9 Feb 2013


The Australian – From start to finish: why Katie’s now a pioneer for indigenous students

Justine Ferrari

On the front page of The Australian, Justine Ferrari features Indigenous student Katie Prince, who is on track to complete Year 12 this year, supported by an AIEF scholarship. Indigenous Year 12 retention rates have reached an all-time high of 51.1% in 2012, according to recently released Australian Bureau of Statistics figures.

Thu 21 Mar 2013


The Australian – Funds for Aboriginal Body Are Safe: Libs

Sid Maher

The Australian reports on a statement by Tony Abbott declaring that government funding for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation will be safe if the Coalition wins the next election.

Mon 22 Apr 2013


Qantas The Australian Way – Supporting Indigenous Education

The Qantas in-flight magazine Australian Way features the upcoming 2012 AIEF Annual Report Launch, to be held at the Qantas Centre of Service Excellence.

Wed 1 May 2013


The Weekend Australian – Funds secure lifetime of opportunity

Patricia Karvelas

On the front page, The Weekend Australian features AIEF student Avea and her sister Siale, who are among the hundreds of recipients of an AIEF scholarship. Thanks to a $10 million funding boost announced by the government today, many more Indigenous students will have opportunities like Avea and Siale.

Sat 11 May 2013


The Weekend Australian – Our solution’s not the only answer, but it absolutely works

Andrew Penfold

In an opinion piece in The Australian, AIEF CEO Andrew Penfold highlights the importance of improving education outcomes for all Indigenous students across Australia and shows that AIEF is one part of the solution, with a proven track record of outcomes and success.

Sat 11 May 2013


The Weekend Australian Magazine – 10 Questions, Andrew Penfold

Jill Rowbotham

The Australian Weekend Magazine’s section 10 Questions interviews AIEF CEO Andrew Penfold about how his personal background inspired him to set up AIEF and keep working towards the goal to empower Indigenous children to build a bright future.

Sat 11 May 2013


The Australian – Demand for scholarship soars

Sarah Elks

Following the government’s $10 million funding boost on the weekend, The Australian reports on AIEF’s plans to raise a total of $100 million to meet the demand for open doors to quality education.

Mon 13 May 2013


Business Review Weekly – Daring to Imagine

Leo D’Angelo Fisher

Leo D’Angelo Fisher in Business Review Weekly features AIEF’s ‘Indigenous PM’ advertising campaign and the goal to educate 7000 Indigenous students.

Thu 16 May 2013


The Weekend Australian – Claudia’s brush helps paint a future

Sarah Elks

The Weekend Australian features young Indigenous artist Claudia Moodoonuthi, who finished Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2012, supported by an AIEF scholarship.

Sat 18 May 2013


The Australian – Scholarship program graduates double

Following the launch of the AIEF 2012 Annual Report, The Australian features key results showcased in the report, including the highest Year 12 completion rate of any federally funded program in the country.

Fri 24 May 2013


The Weekend Australian – Business Pulse of the Nation

Teresa Ooi

Teresa Ooi in The Australian features notable guests at the 2012 Annual Report Launch, including AIEF Patron David Gonski AC and event host and Qantas CEO Alan Joyce.

Sat 25 May 2013


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