News And Media
Partnership stands test of time
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 Irene both as someone we had met on-board and as a great mentor to an AIEF Scholarship Student, Eden Timbery.
Eden and Irene speak with The Australian about how they have developed a bond for life through AIEF Mentoring, and the resilience and adaptability they have learned throughout their journey together.
Sat 4 Sep 2021
Proud Indigenous graduates are an inspiration to all
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
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
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
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
Education the best platform for lifting Indigenous futures
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
Young Aboriginal people inspiring their peers to strive for careers
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
Indigenous students excel as cloud looms over scholarship funding
The Australian reports on the outstanding results achieved by AIEF Scholarship Students during the height of the pandemic.
Sat 5 Jun 2021
Students give Indigenous scholarships full marks
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