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John Anderson - profile

The Hon. John Anderson AC

ASPI Council member

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The Hon. John Anderson AC FTSE is a sixth-generation farmer and grazier from North-West New South Wales, who spent 19 years from 1989 in the Australian Parliament.

This included six years as Leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister as a member of the reformist government led by John Howard.

The Liberal-National Party coalition oversaw enormous economic reform, including taxation modernisation and the maintenance of a string of budget-surpluses, which resulted in the Australian government leaving a cash surplus when it left office in 2007.

John’s recent contributions to public debate have included his Conversations YouTube and podcast series, where he interviews various thought leaders from around the world ( His interviews have now been viewed and listened to millions of times and the influence they have on the wider debate is growing all the time.