Economic Challenges in the Contemporary World
The Warren Hogan Memorial Lecture, by former Prime Minister The Hon John Winston Howard OM AC
Join us as Australia's second longest serving Prime Minister discusses the key economic challenges facing Australia and the world in general, and how these are driven and responded to by public policy. This is a rare opportunity to engage with perhaps the most influential shaper of public policy in Australia over the past 40 years.
The Warren Hogan Memorial Lecture
Alternately hosted by UTS and University of Sydney, the Warren Hogan Memorial Lecture – devoted to the economic analysis of public policy issues - commemorates Professor Warren Pat Hogan (1929–2009), an eminent Australian economist who worked across a range of fields including in the areas of economic policy, capital theory, financial intermediation and prudential bank regulation.
About the speaker: The Hon John Winston Howard OM AC
John Winston Howard, born 26 July 1939, served as Australia’s 25th Prime Minister between March 1996 and November 2007. He is the nation’s second longest serving Prime Minister, was a Member of Parliament for 33 years, and was Treasurer in an earlier government.
Under his leadership Australia enjoyed continued economic growth averaging 3.6% per annum. His government delivered major economic reform in the areas of taxation, workplace relations, privatisation and welfare. $96 billion of government debt was repaid during the time in office of the Howard Government. When it left office in November 2007 the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia had no net debt, and its budget was in surplus. This strong fiscal position was a major reason why Australia suffered relatively few consequences from the global financial crisis.
Under John Howard’s leadership Australia strongly supported the United States and other nations in the fight against terrorism. Australia contributed military forces to operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Australia also led the United Nations sanctioned Interfet force following East Timor’s vote for independence. The Howard government strengthened bilateral ties between Australia and many nations in Asia. During Mr Howard’s time as Prime Minister China became Australia’s largest export destination.
Mr Howard is a Companion of the Order of Australia and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States by President George W Bush. In January 2012 Queen Elizabeth II appointed Mr Howard to the Order of Merit. In 2013, on the recommendation of the Japanese Government, he was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun.
6.00pm: Arrival and canapes
6.30pm: Formal talk commences
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