John Howard

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Although mateship is largely seen as a positive feature of Australian life, defining it is difficult and attempts to politicise it are generally frowned upon.


Rate changes and political compromises when the Goods and Services Tax was formed did not detract from its long term value to Australia, John Howard told a UNSW Sydney conference.

A conversation with  John Howard

UNSW Canberra hosted a conversation with the Honourable John Howard OM AC, Australia’s second longest serving Prime Minister, on the subject of leadership, with former UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer AO, on 23 June 2015.


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Be entrepreneurs, take responsible risks and contribute to society, former prime minister John Howard urged graduates during a ceremony in which he received an honorary Doctorate of Laws – UNSW's highest honour.

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Australians are hungry for some vision in our politics and for some debate on the big-picture questions about how we see ourselves as a nation. But can our politicians deliver, asks Sarah Maddison.

The implications of the Federal government's intervention in Northern Territory Indigenous communities will be examined this week at a national forum organised by UNSW's Indigenous Law Centre.