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John Howard had been Minister for Business and Consumer affairs 1975 - 1977 after being elected to the seat of Bennelong in May 1974. During his time as Treasurer he presented five Federal Budgets, the first in August 1978, which many, even in the Liberal Party, regarded as maintaining the big spending of the Whitlam era, and offered little by way of concessions to tax payers.