News And Media
Changing the narrative
Andrew Penfold speaks to The Deal about what AIEF is doing to change the narrative from Indigenous disadvantage to success.
Fri 19 May 2017
Foundation lights up new horizons
The Australian announces AIEF's 2016 outcomes and speaks to one of the 97 graduates who made up the AIEF class of 2016.
Wed 17 May 2017
AIEF BRISBANE OFFICE OPENS THANKS TO SAP
In February 2017 AIEF established a QLD team to support the state’s large cohort of AIEF Scholarship Students and Graduates, who previously received support from the AIEF team in Sydney.
Wed 26 Apr 2017
Young hopefuls take dreams to capital
Madison is one of 14 AIEF students taking part in the WEX program, which brings young Indigenous Australians to Canberra to see how government works and see themselves as future leaders of our nation.
Wed 29 Mar 2017
Indigenous students find a strong foundation for success
Scholarship graduate and law student Jerone Wills speaks to The Weekend Australian about his journey from Palmerston to study in Brisbane and a second internship with HSBC.
Sat 25 Feb 2017
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 to provide more Indigenous scholarships
The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) is a beneficiary of a total $2.29 million donation to Australian charities for the 2016 financial year by the Future Generation Investment Company (FGX).
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