Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Politics and Race: A Left Wing Summary of the Howard Years

John Howard  was in power for 11 years (1996-2007) making him Australia's second longest serving Prime Minister. Australian democracy has no set terms, so leaders can keep ruling if they keep winning elections. Another quirk of our democracy allows incumbents to decide the date of the election within an approximately 3 month window. Until Kevin Rudd was elected in November 2007, there were many Australians who had no political consciousness without John Howard.