Vale our Patron : The Hon. RJL Hawke AC
Engineering Aid Australia mourns the passing on 16 May 2019 of The Hon. RJL Hawke AC, our Patron for the past 22 years and a former Prime Minister passionately committed to equal educational opportunities for all Australian youth.
Speaking at an IAES Graduation Dinner, EAA Patron and Former Prime Minister, The Hon Bob Hawke AC reflected on what the IAES Program has meant to him over the years. He told his audience that it has been one of the most treasured endeavours that he has been involved with during his long public life and paid tribute to the spirit and determination of the founder of EAA, engineer Jeff Dobell whose vision was that Indigenous Engineers would play a key role in the building of this nation.