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1950s new Labor talent takes on party shibboleths

Dr Jim Cairns (above), elected December 1955 and becoming Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister (1974-1975)

Jim Cairns biographer Paul Strangio contrasts the 1950s new breed of Whitlam and Cairns to Arthur Calwell, Labor Leader from 1960 to 1967 while still clinging to the party’s old standards, White Australia most notably.