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Pacem in Terris: Its Role in Catholic Social Teaching and its Impact on World Politics (Full Screen)
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John Howard served as Australia's 25th Prime Minister from March 11, 1996 until December 3, 2007 when he was defeated by Kevin Rudd of the Labor Party. Howard led Australia's Liberal Party for over 16 years and led the Liberal-National Coalition to victory in the 1996 election. Howard has a long history of public service in Australia, including terms as the country's Federal Treasurer. His tenure as Prime Minister was marked by his strong support for the US-led invasion of Iraq, a reduction of government spending, and tough policies on immigration and industrial relations. His strong stance against multiculturalism and in favor of a single Australian ethos or culture was a source of controversy during his political career. Howard has since retired into a career of public speaking engagements.