In June 1975, Whitlam conducted a reshuffle of his ministry.
Bill Hayden became Treasurer.
Dr. Jim Cairns was demoted to Environment minister, becoming the only Treasurer never to present a Budget.
The Loans Affair was about to erupt again.
Whitlam and Barnard would soon precipitate the disastrous Bass by-election.
And Alan Ramsey reported in Melbourne’s Sunday Press that Bob Hawke’s position as ALP President might be in jeopardy…
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