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Dr Jim Cairns enters Parliament 10 December 1955

Cairns biographer Paul Strangio talks about Cairns election to the House of Representatives in the wake of the Labor Party split.

4 October 1914

James Ford Cairns

Policeman, academic and prominent Labor Party politician who led the Australian anti-Vietnam war movement in the 1960s. He became Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister during the turbulent Whitlam government of 1972 to 1975 before losing his position amidst controversy.

Died aged 89

12 October 2003