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Around every "cloud", a silver lining...

The Victorian Labor Party under the leadership of the popular John Cain had had a victory in the much contested seat of Keilor. Labor Caucus had just re-elected Bill Hayden as leader in a narrow defeat for the aspiring Bob Hawke, Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and his Treasurer John Howard saw Hayden as an opponent to be easily defeated in the next Federal election.