News And Media
The Australian – Hard-headed approach is needed to close the gap
The ninth Closing the Gap report reveals that only one of the seven Closing the Gap targets – Year 12 attainment – is on track to halve the gap by 2020. An editorial in The Australian following the release of the report calls on the government to back programs that produce proven results and highlights the success of AIEF students and graduates.
Wed 15 Feb 2017
How education can unleash potential and produce transformative outcomes
AIEF General Manager, Strategy and Policy, Renée Coffey discusses the power of education to change the course of a young person’s life at TEDx Ipswich.
Thu 12 Jan 2017
World was waiting for Jakheen
The Weekend Australian speaks to AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship Student Jakheen Coaby and his mentor Rob Carruthers from BHP Billiton.
Sat 3 Dec 2016
The skills to change a nation
AIEF Executive Director Andrew Penfold AM is featured in the Freshfields Alumni newsletter, a publication distributed over 10,000 people globally. Andrew worked at Freshfields in London from 1991-1992 and in Hong Kong from 1995-1996.
Tue 1 Nov 2016
Scholars’ vow: We will be astonishing
Speaking from the AIEF Year 12 Graduation ceremony in Brisbane, students Jamika and Kobe told The Weekend Australian they were determined to use their education to give back to their communities.
Sat 22 Oct 2016
FGX donates $138K for Indigenous scholarships
Future Generation Investment Company (FGX) has donated $138,966 to the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF), of a total $2.29 million donation to Australian charities for the 2016 financial year.
Thu 13 Oct 2016
Talk must lead to action
Speech by 2011 graduate Jemmason Power at an event to launch News Corp Australia's Reconciliation Action Plan in Brisbane.
Thu 8 Sep 2016
The Weekend Australian – Scholarship opens kids’ eyes to all that is possible
The Weekend Australian speaks to AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship Student Jasmin Barunga-Lutch and fellow AIEF Scholar, Jhdara Jones at the AIEF Year 12 Graduation ceremony for NSW, VIC and WA schools, hosted by the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove.
Mon 5 Sep 2016
What my Scholarship has meant to me
Speech by Latiesha Dunbar at the Qantas Women of the Future Awards hosted by the Australian Women’s Weekly in Sydney.
Wed 31 Aug 2016
The Australian – Mitch determined to match AIEF investment in success
Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev and Mitch Heritage, the first AIEF Alum to successfully apply for the bank’s prestigious graduate program, speak to The Australian about how AIEF is helping young Indigenous Australians turn their dreams into reality.
Sat 20 Aug 2016
The Australian – Program is transforming lives
The Australian calls on the federal government to support an AIEF proposal seeking funding tied to outcomes, under which AIEF would receive funding each time a student graduates from Year 12, with the funding to pay for the next student to enter the program.
Sat 20 Aug 2016
Becoming the best role model I can be
Speech by 2015 graduate Gabrielle Ebsworth at an event marking NAIDOC Week in the Sydney office of AIEF Corporate Partner Perpetual.
Fri 8 Jul 2016