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AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarship afternoon tea

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AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarship Students enjoyed an afternoon tea with BHP Billiton Chief People Officer Athalie Williams.

20 May 2015

AIEF Alumni Yarn’n Circle

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15 AIEF Alumni from around the country attended the first AIEF Alumni Yarn’n Circle in Sydney.

20 May 2015

AIEF Tertiary Experience Days

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Over 90 Year 11 and 12 AIEF Scholarship Students attended AIEF Tertiary Experience Days in Sydney and Brisbane.

30 Apr 2015

2015 Work Exposure in Government Program

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18 students from ten AIEF Partner Schools joined Indigenous students from across Australia in Canberra for the fifth Work Exposure in Government Program.

27 Mar 2015


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AIEF Scholarship Students and Alumni enjoyed a night at the theatre thanks to AIEF Corporate Partner Allens.

22 Apr 2015

AIEF students sail on Brindabella

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AIEF Scholarship Students and Alumni enjoyed a sunset sail on Sydney to Hobart yacht race winner Brindabella thanks to AIEF Corporate Partner KPMG.

20 Mar 2015

AIEF Alumni connect

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AIEF Alumni from QLD and NSW attended the Alumni Connect events in Brisbane and Sydney.

20 Mar 2015

Cricket World Cup and F1 with SAP

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AIEF students and Alumni enjoy sporting events thanks to SAP.

13 Mar 2015

AIF reception at Fairwater

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AIEF Supporter The Australian Ireland Fund hosted a reception at the home of Lady Mary Fairfax AC OBE.

5 Mar 2015


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​QLD students and mentors met for the AIEF Mentor Program kick off event at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane.

23 Feb 2015


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AIEF Scholarship Students met their new mentors at the AIEF Mentor Program induction day in Brisbane.

22 Feb 2015


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Five AIEF Scholarship Students began their journey in the AIEF Mentor Program.

18 Feb 2015


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22 mentor-student pairs attended the annual AIEF Mentor Program ‘kick off’ event in Sydney.

9 Feb 2015


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16 new mentor-student pairs began their journey in the AIEF Mentor Program at an induction day at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School.

8 Feb 2015

AIEF Ambassador Briefing

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

19 Nov 2014

ADF Exercise First Look

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AIEF students in Years 10 -12 participated in the Australian Defence Force Exercise First Look in Canberra and Wagga Wagga.

10 Nov 2014

Mentor Program end of year events

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The AIEF Mentor Program marked the end of another successful year in November with group events in Brisbane, Cairns, Perth and Sydney.

18 Nov 2014

2014 QLD Graduation

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40 Year 12 AIEF Scholarship Students gathered for the AIEF Graduation Lunch in Brisbane.

26 Oct 2014

HSBC Rugby Festival Sydney

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17 AIEF Scholarship Students from St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown and St Vincent’s College Potts Point, attended the HSBC Rugby Festival.

21 Oct 2014

2014 BHP Billiton Experience visit

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17 students from Year 9 to Year 12 attended the third BHP Billiton Experience visit in Perth at BHP Billiton’s city office.

3 Sep 2014

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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.