Name: The Hon John Howard AC

Bio: Prime Minister of Australia 1996-2007

Lazarus Rising: The Howard Memoirs – 4th November 2010

A New Reconciliation – 11th October 2007

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.19 No.3 in 2007 (pages 105-110)

Little Children Are Sacred – 25th June 2007

Australian Foreign Policy – 1st July 2003

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.15 No.2 in 2003 (pages 83-94)

Australian Liberalism: Grappling with the 1990’s – 15th September 1993

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.6 No.1 in 1994 (pages 31-39)

Workplace Relations Reform: The Next Logical Step

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.17 No.3-4 in 2005 (pages 79-90)

Industrial relations reform has long been one of Prime Minister John Howard’s trademarks having argued the case for an end to centralised wage fixing agreements in the 1980s. Australia’s industrial relations have been transformed in the past two decades, beginning with the Hawke-Keating governments and continuing under the Howard government. But, in the Prime Minister’s opinion, industrial reform must continue; in fact it is never over. Global competition has ensured that a trading nation like Australia cannot ever be complacent. In a landmark address to The Sydney Institute on Monday 11 July 2005, John Howard outlined the need for further industrial relations reform Down Under.