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The Student Leadership Programme

The Hon. John Howard

OM AC, Former Prime Minister

His influence and legacy in the Australian political landscape is far-reaching.

An international statesman, John Howard was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award in 2005 for his outstanding commitment to the integration of politics, scholarship, and policy for the common good.

John Howard remains a political and social commentator, currently chairing the International Democrat Union, as well as having received numerous national and international distinctions. In 2008, John Howard was appointed a Companion of the Oder of Australia (AC), and in 2012 was invested as a Member of the Order of Merit by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

John Howard once described politics as ?a hard and unforgiving business, but it?s also the highest and noblest form of public service.? John Howard serves as an example to all politicians of the importance of maintaining personal integrity and the highest ethical standards in public life.