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Anniversary of the National Apology 2017

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Graduates Mitchell Heritage and Carlie Smart attended a reception for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander professionals at Parliament House.

14 Feb 2017

Alumni Connect event at HSBC World Rugby Sevens

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AIEF hosted the first AIEF Alumni Connect for 2017 at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Sydney.

5 Feb 2017

AIEF Ambassador Briefing 2016

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AIEF Patron David Gonski AC and AIEF Ambassador Ian Narev hosted the annual AIEF Ambassador Briefing in Sydney.

3 Nov 2016


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His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland and Mrs Kaye de Jersey hosted the AIEF Year 12 Graduation ceremony for scholarship students from schools in QLD at Government House in Brisbane.

21 Oct 2016

AIEF Learn It! Live It! Work Readiness Workshop QLD 2016

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AIEF held the Learn It! Live It! Work Readiness Workshop over two days in Brisbane for Year 11 and Year 12 students.

20 Oct 2016


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​From 14–17 September 17 AIEF Scholarship students attended the Australian Defence Force Exercise First Look program at the Bandiana Barracks in Victoria.

16 Sep 2016


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On Thursday 8 September students and alumni attended a Food for Thought Lunch, hosted by Richard Spurio, Managing Partner at Allens.

8 Sep 2016

AIEF Graduation Ceremony NSW, VIC, WA

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AIEF Patron-in-Chief, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove hosted the AIEF Year 12 Graduation ceremony.

2 Sep 2016

AIEF Learn It! Live It! Year 12 Work Readiness Workshop Sydney

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AIEF Scholarship Students from 14 Partner Schools in WA, VIC and NSW attended the Year 12 Learn It! Live It! Work Readiness Workshop held at the Sydney offices of AIEF Corporate Partner Allens

1 Sep 2016


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AIEF Alumni Latiesha and Mikasa attended the Qantas Women of the Future Awards hosted by the Australian Women’s Weekly in Sydney

31 Aug 2016

AIEF 2016 Yarn'n Circle

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15 AIEF Alumni and two AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarship Students from around the country attended the second AIEF Alumni Yarn’n Circle in Sydney.

25 May 2016

Food for Thought with Allens

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Allens Partners Anna Collyer and Ian McGill hosted a Food for Thought Boardroom Lunch for AIEF Alumni and Tertiary Scholarship students studying law.

24 Jun 2016

2016 Mentor Program Activities

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​Over May and June the AIEF Mentor Program held group activities for pairs in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Cairns

30 Jun 2016

2016 Tertiary Experience Days

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Over May and June, Year 11 and 12 AIEF Scholarship Students from NSW and QLD attended AIEF Tertiary Experience Days.

30 May 2016

AIEF Year 7-9 Activities

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During May, AIEF held its first three Year 7-9 Activities.

31 May 2016

AIEF 2015 Annual Report Launch

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150 guests including students, alumni and representatives of schools, business and government gathered to celebrate the launch of the 2015 AIEF Annual Report, at the Sydney office of AIEF Corporate Partner KPMG.

25 May 2016

Food for Thought with KPMG

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Eight AIEF Scholarship Students attended a Food for Thought Boardroom Lunch hosted by Peter Nash, Chairman of KPMG Australia.

22 Mar 2016

2016 AIEF Mentor Program

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Over February almost 50 mentor-student pairs attended AIEF Mentor Program events in Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.

29 Feb 2016

Alumni Connect at the NRL Allstars

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AIEF Alumni gathered for an Alumni Connect event in Brisbane at the NRL All Stars.

13 Feb 2016

2016 National Apology Breakfast

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2010 graduate Neerim Callope attended a breakfast to mark the eighth anniversary of the National Apology to Australia’s First Peoples in Sydney.

12 Feb 2016

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At AIEF, we believe that the Indigenous situation is a national crisis; and the reason we get out of bed each day is to do something about it. Our approach is to have a hard head, a soft heart and capable hands with everything we do.

Andrew Penfold AM
Executive Director, AIEF


The AIEF Scholarship Program and the AIEF Pathways Program are supported by the Australian Government in collaboration with individual, philanthropic and corporate supporters from the private sector.