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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

Alumni Connect at the HSBC Sevens

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AIEF and HSBC hosted the first Alumni Connect event for 2016 at the HSBC Sevens World Series in Sydney.

7 Feb 2016

AIEF-HSBC Summer Work Placement

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​On 18 January three AIEF Alumni met the HSBC Bank Australia Executive Committee as part of their AIEF-HSBC Summer Work Placement.

18 Jan 2016

Two AIEF Students travel to Canberra

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Joint winners of AIEF’s “If I were Prime Minister…” competition, AIEF scholars Matthew and Wyatt, travelled to Canberra to meet the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and senior politicians from both sides of the house.

24 Nov 2015

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.

18 Nov 2015

AIEF Mentor Program end of year events

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The AIEF Mentor program concluded for the year with group events in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Cairns and Melbourne.

11 Nov 2015

Australian Women's Weekly hosts Qantas Women of the Future Awards

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AIEF AIEF Alumni Kygim and Sarah attended the Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future Awards in Sydney.

22 Sep 2015

QLD Graduation Event

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AIEF held a graduation dinner on 29 October to celebrate the achievements of Year 12 graduates in Brisbane.

29 Oct 2015

AIEF Learn It! Live It! Work Readiness Workshop QLD 2015

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

29 Oct 2015

WA Graduation Event

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AIEF celebrated the success of three AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship Students graduating from WA schools at a graduation lunch in Perth.

21 Sep 2015

AIEF students visit BHP Billiton's Welshpool Workshop facility

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Six AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship Students from Wesley College and Scotch College visited BHP Billiton’s Welshpool workshop facility.

17 Sep 2015

NSW and VIC Graduation Event

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AIEF celebrated the success of AIEF Scholarship Students graduating from NSW and VIC schools at a graduation dinner in Sydney.

3 Sep 2015

AIEF Learn It! Live It! Work Readiness Workshop NSW and VIC 2015

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Year 11 and 12 students from seven Partner Schools in NSW and VIC attended the Learn It! Live It! Work Readiness Workshop at the Novotel Sydney.

3 Sep 2015

2015 ADF Exercise First Look

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13 AIEF Scholarship students in Years 10, 11 and 12 participated in the Australian Defence Force Exercise First Look at the Royal Military College – Duntroon and the Australian Defence Force Academy.

29 Aug 2015

2015 HSBC Rugby Festival

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AIEF Scholarship Students from Pymble Ladies’ College and St Gregory’s College Campbelltown and their classmates took part in the HSBC Rugby Festival with the Wallabies.

25 Aug 2015

AIEF Learn It, Live It! WA

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14 students from Years 10, 11 and 12, including AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship Students, participated in the Learn it, Live it! (work readiness) workshop at the Mercure Perth.

19 Aug 2015

2015 Garma Festival

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AIEF representatives attended the Garma Festival in Gulkula, North-east Arnhem Land.

5 Aug 2015

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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.