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At a time when Australia and its allies face difficult regional and international challenges, Angus Campbell, the Chief of Army, has the credentials and ... From 2005, he gained strategic experience, joining the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet under John Howard as a first assistant secretary to head ...
Australia's rate of immigration nearly doubled on John Howard's watch, but that simple fact was concealed by his "tough stance" on asylum seekers. Indeed, since Howard refused the Tampa the right to dock after it rescued 433 Afghan asylum seekers back in 2001 Australia has welcomed about 3 million ...

Human Rights Watch boss urges Australia to 'do the hard thing', but Grahame Morris says he's sick of people from overseas 'giving us curry' ... But the comments from American-based Roth drew scorn from Grahame Morris, the former chief of staff to then-prime minister John Howard, in what proved the ...
And yet, John Howard was the last prime minister to defy crippling polls and still win elections. ... record popularity - his party panicked and chose Julia Gillard ... and she and the party did so poorly no one knew who would govern Australia for several days until she won the support of two independents.
John Howard just makes the election less winnable by declaring it's still winnable, in an intervention that just adds to the air of crisis: Former prime minister John Howard says the Liberal Party have to pull their heads in and “work together” or risk losing the next election. Talk about petrol on fire: Ahead of ...
On Thursday, Home Affairs Minister, and leading conservative, Peter Dutton conceded Australia is "on track for a Shorten-led government" before pledging his support for Mr Turnbull's leadership. In a blunt message, Mr Howard told Liberals to "bury your differences" and reminded them they had a collective ...

He's very clear on what needs to be done and what he wants to do to rebuild South Australia's economic base, job prospects and population.” Senior SA federal Liberal and Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne, to whom Labor has suggested Mr Marshall is beholden, said the Premier would be ...
John Howard has defended his decision to commit Australia to the 2003 invasion of Iraq after Kevin Rudd accused him of lying about Saddam Hussein's ... Mr Rudd, who succeeded Mr Howard as prime minister in 2007, said the 2003 Iraq invasion represented one of the nation's “two great foreign policy ...
John Howard says there is evidence Nick Xenophon has overreached in his political ambition to field 36 candidates at the South Australian election this month ... The former Liberal prime minister, in Adelaide this week on the campaign trail with Opposition Leader Steven Marshall, yesterday said there was ...
Butler, a former union secretary before he entered federal politics, observed that union membership collapsed in the 1990s as John Howard brought in waves of ..... The prime minister, the treasurer, and the governor of Australia's central bank insist the rules of supply and demand between wages and ...
John Howard Speaks Out About US Gun Control On FIVEaa. Mar 2, 2018 ... Former Prime Minister John Howard says there looks to be some positive signs on US gun control following the high school shooting in Florida last month.
... minister John Howard has campaigned in Adelaide, bolstering Opposition Leader Steven Marshall's chances of winning the March state election. Mr Howard pressed the flesh at a suburban shopping centre on Thursday with his popularity still evident among a large group of voters. The former PM's trip to ...
In response to the 1996 shooting, John Howard, then Australia's conservative prime minister, moved quickly, introducing a federal law to officially make guns a privilege, not a right. Gun owners were forced to provide a valid reason for owning a weapon, such as farming or hunting. Licensing rules were ...
Cricket Australia officials are still lobbying to gain enough support to install John Howard as the ICC's vice-president in Singapore over the next two days. The appointment of Howard, the former Australia prime minister, is supposed to be a formality but it has become increasingly uncertain following ...
Former prime minister Tony Abbott wants Australia to cut its immigration intake to what it was under the Howard government. He told an internet radio station on Tuesday afternoon that "we've got to get the numbers down, and get them down very significantly". "[John] Howard got them down 30 per cent in ...
... by saying that “nothing speaks more eloquently” on gun control than former prime minister John Howard's leadership after Australia's Port Arthur massacre. ... “We have a great deal to thank John Howard, and indeed Tim Fischer who supported him as leader of the Nationals at the time, for taking up the ...
Perhaps the clearest is what Australian Prime Minister John Howard did in the wake of that country's deadliest mass shooting, the 1996 Port Arthur Massacre. On April 28, 1996, a 28-year-old man with a troubled past named Martin Bryant walked into a cafe in Port Arthur, a tourist town on the island of ...

Malcolm Turnbull is a goner unless he can emulate John Howard's Houdini-like skills by a mixture of shrewd backdowns, shameless vote-buying, ruthless opportunism and luck. Mathias Cormann, captain of the Prime Minister's praetorian guard, is hopeful Mr Turnbull can do just that. On Monday, as the ...
World cricket is set for a serious political rift over the nomination of John Howard, the former Australian prime minister, as the president-designate of the ICC. The cricket boards of South Africa and Zimbabwe are leading an initiative to block Howard's nomination, while Australia and New Zealand, who jointly ...
A key moment in one of the biggest national security breaches in Australia's history happened in an unlikely setting. ... cabinets had been in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and contained documents that detailed cabinet deliberations for every prime minister from John Howard to Tony Abbott.
THE smile on Malcolm Turnbull's face might be jarred by opinion polling expected to released Monday but the Prime Minister will still start the parliamentary ... They include a secret — the boofy growth in government revenue which the PM believes will allow income tax cuts as well as corporate tax relief.
... traditional 100-day test is allowing New Zealanders to take the measure of their new Prime Minister and perhaps the biggest challenge confronting her — living up to the sky-high expectations she has created. Kevin Rudd fell at this hurdle after he knocked over John Howard in Australia in 2007, a change ...
... Abe should have been upbeat and energised as he sketched out his regional vision to US President George W. Bush and his "deputy sheriff", Prime Minister John Howard. Instead, at that breakfast meeting on the sidelines of the 2007 Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation Forum, the Japanese PM seemed ...
The documents lost by the AFP were from the cabinet's national security committee, which controls Australia's security, intelligence and defence agenda as ... The files also revealed that the former prime minister John Howard's administration had debated removing the right of people to remain silent under ...
This was almost a half century before prime minister John Howard started talking about “black armband” history, channelling Geoffrey Blainey. But the .... They and former PM Tony Abbott do not understand that the arrival of whitefellas is one important part of, but not the only meaning of, Australia.
Former Liberal Party federal director Brian Loughnane has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia. ... "I learnt a lot, particularly from (former prime minister) John Howard and I felt it was a great privilege to have the opportunity to work at such a critical apex of our political system," Mr Loughnane ...
Up until 1994, Australia Day was not celebrated on the actual anniversary, January 26. Before that, it was a fairly benign Australia Day weekend set closest to the date, but that changed with the culture wars begun under Prime Minister John Howard. ANZAC and Australia Days were two key battlefields in ...
Spend your political capital when you have it – otherwise it will disappear all on its own – and never leave people in any doubt about what you believe in. These are among former prime minister John Howard's golden rules for political leadership in an age where it often feels like it's in depressingly short ...
On Thursday, the leader of the Australian Conservatives released an Australia Day Spotify playlist in response to youth broadcaster Triple J's decision to .... Not a dispute as such but the British prime minister's reference to Dancing Queen as a song she liked to “jig up and down to” is a troubling failure to ...
When John Howard returned, Lazarus-like, to the Liberal leadership in January 1995, the political battle was transformed. Howard was written off after losing ... By December that year, Paul Keating was preferred prime minister over Alexander Downer, 53 per cent to 24. But the government, in office for 12 ...
All change: Alexander Downer defeatedJohn Hewson for the Liberal leadership in May 1994 but fell to John Howard eight months later. ... the economic reforms of the 1980s had started to bring into the equation an intractable element – the diminution of opportunities and earnings of the middle Australia.".
Julia Gillard has requested the most assistance of any former prime minister since retiring from politics, according to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade figures. Australia's diplomatic corps helped her on sixteen occasions in the past year, far more than both Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd who each had ...
If Australians could join the dots, the demise of Paul Keating's prime ministership was assured on February 16, 1995, 13 months before John Howard did him slowly. That summer ... Prime Minister Paul Keating and wife Annita launching the 1994 International Year of the Family in Bankstown. Photo: Robert ...
Throughout the year the Minerals Council of Australia drove hard their campaign for new “high efficiency, low emissions' (HELE) coal that was swallowed hook, line and sinker by many in parliament and the media. In fact, HELE power stations are not new — America's first was built in 1949, Russia's in ...
After East Timorese leader Jose Ramos-Horta criticised a security treaty between Australia and Indonesia, Mr Keating wrote on a clipping: “Horta was right up to his neck in the Fretilin policy which led to many deaths in East Timor.” John Howard was described as “a wolf in wolf's clothing” and a “low-rent ...
Malcolm Turnbull may not have intended to make a biblical point – one inviting divine intervention – but when he appeared at Sydney's Wayside Chapel for a Christmas lunch for the destitute he wore a striped shirt of many colours. Genesis records that Jacob presented his favourite son, Joseph, with a ...
Recently, NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro urged the PM to stand aside for the good of the party and give voters an “early Christmas present” — but Mr Howard said Mr Turnbull could still win the next election. “I certainly think he can win the next election, but he needs to understand it will be a tough fight ...
THE last time the Asian vote came into play in Bennelong, a sitting prime minister was turfed out of office by his own electorate. ... in the Chinese community that asked John Howard to really make clear his stance against Pauline Hanson's message (that Australia was being flooded by Asian migrants) but ...
In 2004, under prime minister John Howard, Australia amended marriage law to define what marriage was, and to very clearly rule out the recognition of certain kinds of unions. The law was changed to include the following text: Marriage means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, ...
JOHN Howard has slammed any dual citizens still in Parliament who won't come forward, including any among the government's ranks. ... In a subtle rebuke to the Prime Minister, Mr Howard said “I read opinion polls, it's a tough time” as he urged MPs to come forward to end the ongoing saga today.
Mr Howard, Australia's second longest serving prime minister, accused Bill Shorten of protecting Senator Dastyari because he relies on his factional support. “I think Sam Dastyari should leave the parliament,” Mr Howard said at an event at his former electorate of Bennelong. “Who is standing behind Sam ...
I am sorry to put this at the PM's feet but this is where it belongs. Ultimately, this is an issue of respect and communication. When John Howard saw trouble coming, he would get on the phone, he'd talk and talk until it was sorted out. Conservative voters are deserting us in droves. They won't man the booths.
It's all John Howard's fault. ... Examine almost any contemporary political problem, from Australia's growing economic inequality to the declining performance of our school students relative to the rest of the world, to our dying coral reefs, and you will find the ... Howard hasn't been prime minister for years.
John Howard has called on embattled Labor senator Sam Dastyari to resign. This comes after The Daily Telegraph revealed Labor Senator Sam Dastyari hounded senior defence officials with at least 115 questions representing China's concerns about issues such as the South China Sea and Australia's ...
In 2004, under prime minister John Howard, Australia amended marriage law to define what marriage was, and to very clearly rule out the recognition of certain kinds of unions. The law was changed to include the following text: Marriage means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, ...
JOHN Howard has slammed any dual citizens still in Parliament who won't come forward, including any among the government's ranks. ... In a subtle rebuke to the Prime Minister, Mr Howard said “I read opinion polls, it's a tough time” as he urged MPs to come forward to end the ongoing saga today.
“It is unbelievable when you think that his father emigrated to Australia before WWI and he represented Australia in the Davis Cup,” Mr Howard said. “If ever there was a dinky dye Aussie, it's John Alexander. And yet there's a doubt but it's the law.” Mr Howard received a warm welcome from the public.
“I am just doing my job, calling it as I see it, writing without fear or favour as I did when Tony Abbott was prime minister, as I did when John Howard was prime minister and the Labor prime ministers in between,” she said. “It's my recollection that John Howard didn't behave in this manner — complaining ...
It was at a celebration after the plebiscite that Yes campaigners from the Liberal Party gathered. Like most post-election gatherings, the event was a mix of alcohol, campaign war stories and good old-fashioned camaraderie. During the night, most of us shared a similar sentiment: it had been a long time ...
Former prime minister John Howard has called for federal coalition party members to "take a cold bath and calm down" after a chaotic week in government. ... His comments follow NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro's call for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to resign as a "Christmas gift" to Australians.


 

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