Liberal Rule

March 2014

Ep3 - Fortunes Of War

3.0 57 x
Fortunes of War - This final episode examines the role of international events and relationships in the Howard government's success. It explores the paradox of how an essentially domestic politician achieved electoral success and secured his self-belief through foreign affairs and border control issues. We see the emotional attachment Howard had for Australia's military history and his growing success in the encouragement of Australian nationalism and promotion of the flag. And, finally, as Kev...

S1 Ep2 - Hearts And Minds

3.0 35 x
Hearts and Minds - This episode examines John Howard's vision: its origins and objectives, the strategies to achieve it and its impact on the society and people. It looks at how his speeches help spread his message about trade unions, Australian history, Indigenous politics, multiculturalism, consumer choice and education reform. Has this 12-year campaign left Australia a different country? (Commissioned by SBS) (Documentary Series) (Part 2 of 3) (Rpt) G CC

S1 Ep1 - Cycles Of Power

3.0 117 x
Cycles of Power - The Howard government (1996-2007) made the most determined attempt to change Australian society since the brief and revolutionary Whitlam era of the early 1970s. Was it successful? This three-part series looks at how the country changed as a result of one man's determination to make his particular mark. The first episode explores the political evolution of John Howard. (Commissioned by SBS) (Documentary Series) (Part 1 of 3) (Rpt) PG CC