Howard Government Retrospective Conference IV
The fourth UNSW Canberra Howard Government Retrospective Conference focussed on 2004–2007, commencing with Indigenous Reconciliation, the Northern Territory intervention, and the election that saw the Coalition lose office and the Prime Minister his seat in parliament.
Speakers at the conference included former Prime Minister John Howard, senior Coalition and Labor figures, leading commentators and notable academics.
In addition to assessing the Howard Government’s successes and shortcomings, the conference considered the Coalition’s electoral victory in October 2004, the downfall of Kim Beazley and rise of Kevin ‘07’ Rudd, and ultimately, the Coalition’s electoral defeat in November 2007 after nearly 12 years in office.
The conference was held at the National Press Club on November 18 and 19, 2019.