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Brian Howe interviewed by Craig McGregor in the Craig McGregor MS7949 collection
Bib ID 6415836
Format AudioAudio [spoken word, audiocassette]
Author
Howe, Brian, 1936-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access to be determined. 
Description 1980 
2 sound cassettes (approximately 149 min.) : analog. 
Series

Craig McGregor MS 7949 collection.

Biography/History

Brian Leslie Howe, AO (born 1936-), Australian politician, was Deputy Prime Minister in the Labor government of Paul Keating from 1991 to 1995. Howe was born in Melbourne and educated at Melbourne High School and the University of Melbourne. Howe then studied theological studies in Chicago 1967-69, and then returned to Australia. He was a Methodist Minister (Morwell, Eltham, Fitzroy) and Uniting Church in Australia minister before being elected for the Melbourne metropolitan electoral Division of Batman to the Australian House of Representatives in 1977. He was a member of the Socialist Left faction of the Labor Party. He was Minister for Defence Support in the government of Bob Hawke from 1983. In 1984 he was promoted to Cabinet as Minister for Social Security. In this role he carried out radical reforms to Australia's social security system. In 1990 Howe became Minister for Community Services and Health. When Paul Keating resigned from Cabinet in 1991, Howe succeeded him as Deputy Prime Minister. He became Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services in the Keating government in December 1991, dropping the Health part of the portfolio in 1993. He resigned as Deputy Prime Minister in June 1995 and was succeeded by Kim Beazley, and retired from politics at the 1996 election.

Notes

Recorded during 1980.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Summary not yet available. 
Subjects Howe, Brian, 1936- -- Interviews.  |  Australian Labor Party -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Politicians.
Other authors/contributors McGregor, Craig, 1933-, Interviewer

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