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AIEF awarded CommBank Community Grant

The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation has been successful in receiving a grant from the CommBank Staff Foundation for 2022.

Thu 11 Nov 2021


Nyah digs deep to help Indigenous women

Mackenzie Scott

AIEF Alum Nyah Teiotu, a mining engineer for BHP, is helping to mentor and train young women wishing to enter the profession.

Thu 11 Nov 2021


Partnership stands test of time

Rhiannon Down

AIEF and Qantas have been working together through the challenges of Covid to support Indigenous students. Qantas Customer Service Manager Irene Fong has been with Qantas for almost 40 years. She was stood down due to Covid and when AIEF became aware of this we offered her a position in our Partnerships team. We knew […]

Sat 4 Sep 2021


Proud Indigenous graduates are an inspiration to all

Mackenzie Scott

AIEF Scholarship Students Jack Barnes and Caiban Thaiday from St Augustine’s College in Cairns speak to The Australian about their pride in graduating Year 12 and inspiring their communities.

Tue 31 Aug 2021


$1bn to Close the Gap for Indigenous Australians

Natasha Bita

AIEF Alum Gabrielle Ebsworth speaks to News Corp Australia about the importance of Indigenous health professionals in supporting improved health outcomes.

Fri 6 Aug 2021


Increasing Indigenous representation in Australia’s legal profession

Jerome Doraisamy

AIEF Ambassador Anita Thompson talks to Lawyers Weekly about how increasing the number of Indigenous students who complete their secondary education is part of the solution to increasing the number of Indigenous lawyers.

Thu 22 Jul 2021


Indigenous student boarders handling Covid well

Andrew Penfold

While Covid-19 continues to have a great impact on our lives, Indigenous students supported by the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation continue to flourish, writes Executive Director Andrew Penfold.

Tue 13 Jul 2021


AIEF Alum Ben Long named in MGS best team of 50 years

Ben Long (MGS, 2016) was recently named among Melbourne Grammar School’s best team of the past 50 years, selected to play in the forward line.

Thu 8 Jul 2021


Brenton raises the bar as first Indigenous Boarding Captain

A proud Yawuru and Nyual Nyual boy from Broome, Year 12 boarder Brenton Macauley recently spoke about importance of appreciating opportunities, aiming higher and his experience as the first Indigenous Captain of Boarding at Scotch College, Perth.

Tue 6 Jul 2021


Future Generation Australia Dividend Donors continue to pay it forward

Despite the economic uncertainty and other challenges wrought by COVID-19, AIEF is extremely fortunate to continue to have the support of Future Generation Australia.

Thu 24 Jun 2021


Young Aboriginal people inspiring their peers to strive for careers

Jane Bardon

AIEF Alum PJ Crocombe (Scotch College, Melbourne, 2018) features in ABC News’ feature about how Indigenous youth from Waldeye are carving a new path for themselves and their community.

Fri 18 Jun 2021


Education the best platform for lifting Indigenous futures

Andrew Penfold

Helping Indigenous boys and girls choose the futures they aspire to is at the heart of AIEF’s mission, writes Executive Director Andrew Penfold in The Australian.

Mon 21 Jun 2021


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