Gough Edward Whitlam (born in 1916) cultivated closer relations with Asia, attempted redistribution of wealth, and raised loans to increase national ownership of industry and resources.
When the opposition blocked finance bills in the Senate, following a crisis of confidence, Whitlam refused to call a general election, and was dismissed by the governor general (Sir John Kerr).
He was defeated in the general election eventually called by Malcolm Fraser.
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Gough Whitlam was an Australian politician, leader of the Labor Party 1967-1978 and prime minister 1972-1975.
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