Engineers Australia releases a Reconciliation Action Plan
2011 is the Year of Humanitarian Engineering (YoHE). Our 2011 National President, Merv Lindsay, is personally committed to making the YoHE meaningful and sustaining. We recognise that Indigenous Australians are at a significant disadvantage compared to non-Indigenous Australians and the gap has not decreased over the past decade or more. Australia has a Closing the Gap strategy that aims to reduce Indigenous disadvantage with respect to life expectancy, child mortality, access to early childhood education, educational achievement and employment outcomes.
A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is Engineers Australia's commitment and response to 'closing the gap'.