Agreed. You can add to that…,
Completely reshaped the tertiary education sector via funding cuts, massively expanding prepaid entries, VSU, and huge HECS hikes
Began the conversion of the CSIRO to a govt-owned contract engineering firm
Normalised climate denial (or at least the utter neglect of climate policy) in Australian political life
I despise Howard, but he had a massive and profound impact on Australia and Australian politics. For the worse mostly, but you can’t deny it happened.