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The Australian – Mining career a blast for scholarship winner Tim Hill

The Australian profiles Tim Hill, who is graduating from the University of Sydney with degrees in Engineering and Commerce after completing his studies last year on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarship. Tim is the first student to graduate on the scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding Indigenous students studying engineering and other mining-related degrees, and the first to successfully apply to BHP Billiton’s Graduate Program, which aims to develop BHP Billiton’s future leaders and technical experts.

Occasional address by Andrew Penfold AM – UTS Law graduation ceremony

AIEF Executive Director and UTS Alum Andrew Penfold’s address at the UTS Law graduation ceremony, 30 April 2015.

The Australian – Brindabella provides platform for kids who harbour hope

AIEF Scholarship Students and Alumni enjoyed a sunset sail on Sydney to Hobart yacht race winner Brindabella thanks to AIEF Corporate Partner KPMG.

The Australian – Ignorance rules as debate rages on homelands

An editorial in The Australian says AIEF Scholarships enable Indigenous children to take advantage of the full range of opportunities available in Australia today.

The Australian – Recognition, land ‘first steps’ to reconciliation

On the seventh anniversary of the Apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples, AIEF Alum Phillip reflects on the significance of the Apology and calls for recognition of Indigenous Australians in the Constitution.

The Australian Women’s Weekly – Crusaders in the boardroom

AIEF Ambassadors Sir Ralph Norris, John Eales AM, Mark Arbib and John Hartigan on why they support AIEF.

The Australian – Closing the gap, much yet to do

An editorial in The Australian says the latest edition of the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report highlights the effectiveness of programs developed by communities and says that such initiatives, as well as the work of non-government organisations like AIEF “should continue for as long as it takes” to ensure Indigenous Australians “enjoy the prosperity and opportunities other Australians take for granted”

​Helen McCabe: AIEF is providing life changing opportunities to a generation of indigenous children

Editor-in-Chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly Helen McCabe says that attending boarding school changed her life and introduced her to a whole new world of learning. In The Weekend Australian she says she is proud to support AIEF’s efforts to provide the same opportunities to a generation of Indigenous children.

David Gonski AC: AIEF is dedicated to bringing great education within reach of young Indigenous Australians

David Gonski AC says that education can have impact not only on a family, but in the wider community, and that he believes strongly in the work of AIEF, “an organisation dedicated to bringing great education opportunities within the reach of young Indigenous Australians”.

Jennifer Byrne: I’m backing AIEF to keep opening doors for young Indigenous Australians

Journalist and broadcaster Jennifer Byrne says her education led to opportunities that have shaped the course of her life. In The Weekend Australian she says she’s backing AIEF to create opportunities “so young Indigenous Australians can keep kicking their own goals.”

The Australian – Tristan leads the way, carrying family's dreams

AIEF Scholar Tristan from Lockhart River in Cape York is about to become the first person in his family to finish Year 12. His achievements have inspired his little brother Paddy, now in Year 9, to pursue his education alongside his brother at St Joseph's Nudgee College in Brisbane.

​Alan Joyce: education is one of the most powerful tools to create opportunities for Indigenous Australians

As CEO of Qantas, Alan Joyce sees they power of education in his workforce every day. He says it has played a vital role in his own life and that Qantas is proud to support AIEF, an organisation which recognises the power of education to create opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

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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.

Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
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