Two outstanding individuals have been announced as the inaugural 2020 Bob Hawke and Tim Fischer John Monash Scholars, at a special celebration event held at Parliament House Canberra on 3 December 2019.
20 outstanding Australians who will help shape our future have been awarded John Monash Scholarships. This diverse group represent all States and Territories and have degrees from 14 different Australian Universities.
On Monday 9th September, Prime Minister Scott Morrison paid tribute in Parliament to the Honourable Tim Fischer AC, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, and has committed to honouring his memory and remarkable legacy by funding a perpetual scholarship in his name.
From the most remote and rural communities to our largest cities, Australians from all political persuasions, ethnic backgrounds and religious beliefs united in sadness at the passing of the Honourable Tim Fischer, MP, National Party leader, deputy Prime Minister and former Ambassador to the Holy See on the 22nd August. A man who carried many titles but whom we all comfortably call Tim.