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Gough Whitlam and Jim Cairns struggle over leadership of the Australian Labor Party while looking on are the Liberal/Country Party members John Gorton, James McEwen, Paul Hasluck and William McMahon. At the Caucus meeting on 30th April, 1968 Gough Whitlam won the leadership from Cairns 38 votes to 32 votes