WITH the publication of John Howard's autobiography, Lazarus Rising, The Australian is giving you a chance to join in a live Q & A session with Howard on Monday October 25 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.
No prime minister of modern times has reshaped Australia and its place in the world as forcefully as John Howard. Despite an early meteoric rise to become Australia’s treasurer at just 38, the self-described economic radical and social conservative found himself sidelined by his own party.
After many years in the political wilderness, Howard bounced back, led the Coalition to a resounding victory, then got to work on his reform agenda. The Howard government privatised Telstra, dismantled excessive union power and compulsory trade union membership, instituted the unpopular goods and services tax, trimmed the public service, reduced government expenditure and established the ‘work for the dole’ scheme.
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