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The Australian – Stay strong and resilient, Peta Credlin tells young women

AIEF Alumni Kygim and Sarah share their goals after hearing from inspiring women, including Peta Credlin, at The Australian Women's Weekly Women of the Future Awards in Sydney.

Exercise First Look gives students an insight into ADF careers

From Friday 28 to Saturday 29 August, 13 AIEF Scholarship students in Years 10, 11 and 12 participated in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Exercise First Look at the Royal Military College – Duntroon and the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). The exercise, which included team building activities and a tour of the ADFA Open Day, was designed to give students an insight into careers in the ADF.

The Weekend Australian – Marching to the beat of an inspirational drum

The Weekend Australian profiles aspiring Army doctor Mary Kerr, one of 14 AIEF Scholarship Students who attended the 2015 Australian Defence Force ‘Exercise First Look’, and AIEF Alum Lieutenant Thomas Boase, one of the serving members leading the exercise.

Lights Out – AIEF Compendium shares Indigenous education best practice with boarding schools nationwide

Drawing on the expertise of educators from more than 50 schools, the AIEF Compendium has the potential to scale opportunities and success rates in schools across Australia to the benefit of thousands more students than the 7,000 AIEF aims to support through its programs.

The Sydney Morning Herald – Learning Curve: Swans greats find own way of 'giving back'

Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin on the experiences that inspired them to establish the GO Foundation, which offers the AIEF-GO Foundation Scholarship for Indigenous days students in partnership with AIEF.

The Weekend Australian– Business Pulse of the Nation

The Weekend Australian’s Business Pulse of the Nation reports from the AIEF Compendium and Annual Report Launch.

The Australian – Latiesha delivers on promise of a lifetime

At the launch of AIEF’s ground-breaking guide to best practice in Indigenous education, Latiesha Dunbar told an audience including business leaders and the Prime Minister that AIEF’s support helped her keep a promise to become the first person in her family to finish Year 12.

The Australian – Aboriginal scholar ‘will be PM’

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says an AIEF Scholar – like Lowanna Moran, the first student to complete both her secondary and tertiary education on AIEF Scholarships – will one day become Prime Minister.

PM launches Compendium of best practice

On 20 May the Prime Minister launched a ground-breaking guide to best practice in Indigenous education, produced by AIEF with the support of HSBC Bank.

The Weekend Australian – Tyrone’s second home is where hope lives

AIEF Scholarship Student Tyrone Kay describes St Gregory’s College Campbelltown as a second home. On the eve of the launch of the AIEF Compendium, The Weekend Australian speaks to contributing educator Matt Brennan about how St Gregory’s achieves successful outcomes with Indigenous students and AIEF Projects Director Renée Coffey about the objectives of the AIEF Compendium.

There is no gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians who are well educated

A new AIEF campaign in The Australian highlights the fact that motivates AIEF’s work – there is no gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians who are well educated. With the launch of the AIEF Compendium of best practice for achieving successful outcomes with Indigenous students in Australian boarding schools, produced with the support of HSBC Bank, AIEF aims to equip schools across the country with the expertise of educators with a track record of success in Indigenous education.

The Weekend Australian – Indigenous education program to build sustainable careers

In the lead up to the launch of the AIEF Compendium, Andrew Penfold explains how the Compendium can assist schools around the country to achieve better outcomes with thousands more students than the 7,000 AIEF aims to support through its programs.

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As Patron of AIEF I have experienced over the past six years the delight of meeting so many young men and women whose lives, and those of their families and communities, have been changed by quality education.

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