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The Australian – Hopes of growth for scheme ensuring heritage and future

Jaimee Moran is one of a record 100 AIEF graduates in 2015. The Australian reports that with substantial new investment, AIEF could scale to achieve benchmark outcomes for many more enthusiastic, hard working students just like her.

Media Release: AIEF partners with UTS to create opportunities for Indigenous university students

The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and the University of Technology Sydney have announced a new partnership that will provide scholarships for Indigenous students at UTS.

Pro Bono Australia News – Evolving Chair: Why Being Chair is not Mundane for Mundine

In an interview with Pro Bono Australia, AIEF Chair Warren Mundine discusses his role, AIEF’s work and why providing educational opportunities for Indigenous children is so important.

The Australian – Closing the gap requires embracing success stories

Following the Prime Minister’s annual Closing the Gap statement to parliament The Australian calls on the federal government to continue to support AIEF because "success is what is needed to close the gap, and success should be shamelessly embraced and pursued."

The Australian – Dreaming of a future that reconciles two worlds

Speaking to The Australian from their home in Mutijulu, in the shadow of Uluru, AIEF Scholarship Student Deon and his family say they hope his education at Sydney's Scots College, which is already inspiring cousins and friends, will equip him to one day lead the community.

The Australian – In Freeman's footsteps, a path of endless possibilities

Edna Coolburra aspires to give back to her community after graduating last month on a scholarship provided by AIEF in partnership with the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

The Australian – Tea and selfies: PM makes their day

AIEF Scholarship Student Wyatt and AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship Student Matthew reflect on an unforgettable day at Parliament House.

The Australian – If they were prime minister: the gap stops here

Joint winners of the "If I were Prime Minister" competition, AIEF Scholarship Student Wyatt and and AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship Student Matthew, share their vision for the nation in the lead up to meetings with the Prime Minister and other senior politicians.

Closing the gap in Indigenous education

Year 12 students Kalina and Mitchell speak to NITV News about what it means to be part of AIEF's biggest graduating class to date.

The Australian – Goodes above the pack

Patricia Karvelas says strong support for GO Foundation co-founder Adam Goodes shows that the majority of Australians stand with Goodes, and against racism.

The Australian – Fund heavyweights unite in power of good

The Weekend Australian profiles the Future Generation Investment Company, a listed investment vehicle with fund managers that forego their fees so the company can commit to donate 1% of its assets to Australian charities including AIEF each year.

The Australian – Define goals and plan how to get there

Andrew Penfold says a clear and measurable definition of success is the essential first step towards improving educational outcomes in Australian schools.

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