John Howard

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Person.png John Howard  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician)
BornJohn Winston Howard
1939-07-26
Earlwood, New South Wales, Australia
Alma materCanterbury Boys' High School, University of Sydney
ReligionAnglicanism
Children3
SpouseJanette Parker
Member ofInternational Republican Institute/Board and Staff, JP Morgan Chase/International Council, Mont Pelerin Society
PartyLiberal Party of Australia

Employment.png Prime Minister of Australia

In office
11 March 1996 - 3 December 2007
Preceded byPaul Keating
Succeeded byKevin Rudd

Employment.png Treasurer of Australia

In office
19 November 1977 - 11 March 1983
Succeeded byPaul Keating

Employment.png Australia/Leader of the Opposition Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
30 January 1995 - 11 March 1996

Employment.png Australia/Leader of the Opposition Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
5 September 1985 - 9 May 1989

Employment.png Manager of Opposition Business in the House

In office
7 April 1993 - 31 January 1995

2003 Iraq Invasion

John Howard was the 'third man' in the 2003 attack on Iraq. While George W. Bush and Tony Blair to some extent were discredited by the illegal invasion and presaging campaigns of propaganda[1] about "Iraq's WMDs", John Howard, as Australian PM and third partner in the war coalition, escaped this public opprobrium.[citation needed]

Children Overboard affair

Full article: Children Overboard affair

The "Children Overboard affair" was a controversial focus in the 2001 federal election campaign, when John Howard was accused of cynically demonising asylum-seekers. Mr Howard and senior ministers falsely claimed on the eve of the election that a boat of (mostly Iraqi) asylum-seekers had thrown their children into the water to guarantee their rescue by the Australian navy. When challenged about this, Howard said that the refugees "don't carry any visible signs of being demonised".[2]



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