News and Media

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


Indigenous students excel as cloud looms over scholarship funding

Rebecca Urban

The Australian reports on the outstanding results achieved by AIEF Scholarship Students during the height of the pandemic.

Sat 5 Jun 2021


Changing Our Nation

Sky News Australia follows a group of AIEF Scholarship Students in the one-hour special documentary Changing Our Nation.

Thu 10 Dec 2020


Education alarm as attendances plunge in remote schools

Amos Aikman

The disruption of COVID-19 in 2020 led to falling school attendance rates in Indigenous Australia, particularly in remote communities.

Wed 5 May 2021


Students give Indigenous scholarships full marks

Rhiannon Down

Three AIEF Scholarship students from remote communities who now attend The Scots College in Sydney appear in The Australian, discussing their hopes and dreams for after finishing Year 12.

Wed 5 May 2021


AIEF partner Commonwealth Bank among Australia’s best workplaces

AIEF Corporate Partner Commonwealth Bank has been named in AFR BOSS Magazine’s 2021 ranking of Australia’s best places to work.

Fri 23 Apr 2021


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