Howard

I.
/ˈhaʊəd/ (say 'howuhd)

noun
1. Catherine, c. 1520–42, fifth wife of Henry VIII; beheaded.
2. Charles Beaumont, 1807–43, Australian colonial chaplain in SA.
3. John, born 1952, Australian stage, film and television actor.
4. John Winston, born 1939, Australian federal Liberal politician; treasurer 1977–83; prime minister 1996–2007.
5. Ken(neth) Percival, 1913–76, Australian sports broadcaster, noted as a horserace caller.
6. Leslie (Leslie Howard Stainer), 1893–1943, British film and stage actor.
7. Leslie John, born 1948, Australian pianist.
John Winston Howard was elected to federal parliament in 1974. He led the Liberal Party to electoral defeat in 1987, being hampered by disarray in opposition ranks, and in 1989 was replaced as party leader by Andrew Peacock. He regained the leadership in 1995, and in the following year became prime minister after the Coalition's landslide win over the Keating Labor government. Howard's strong stand on gun control in the wake of the Port Arthur massacre won him wide public support at the beginning of his prime ministership and his government was re-elected in 1998. The Howard government was returned in two subsequent elections (2001 and 2004), making Howard the second longest serving Australian prime minister (after Sir Robert Menzies). The 2004 election also saw the government gain control of the Senate, which allowed it to pass industrial relations legislation (Work Choices) the following year, seen as a major factor in its defeat in the 2007 election. Howard lost his own seat in that election, becoming only the second prime minister to do so. Notable aspects of his prime ministership include: the introduction of the goods and services tax; a strong stand against the acceptance of asylum seekers arriving by unauthorised means; industrial relations reforms; the holding of a referendum on Australia becoming a republic (during which campaign Howard argued against the republic); his government's support for the US and Britain in the war against Iraq, including the commitment of Australian troops to the Gulf; and the introduction of strict anti-terrorism laws. The Howard years were also characterised by low interest rates and low unemployment levels.
II.
/ˈhaʊəd/ (say 'howuhd)

noun
a coastal town in south-eastern Qld, north of Maryborough; site of one of the state's major sources of coal.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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