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The Resource Kick back : inside the Australian Wheat Board scandal, Caroline Overington

Kick back : inside the Australian Wheat Board scandal, Caroline Overington

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Kick back : inside the Australian Wheat Board scandal
Title
Kick back
Title remainder
inside the Australian Wheat Board scandal
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Overington
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the eve of the war in Iraq, Australia's wheat exporter, AWB Ltd - a company once owned and controlled by the Federal government - sent more than $290 million to the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein. It bolstered the tyrant's grip on power and weakened the United Nations sanctions designed to bring him to his knees. The money flowed right up until the day Australian troops were sent to Iraq to fight a bloody war on the streets of Baghdad. The Howard government was repeatedly warned that AWB was up to its neck in corruption but took no action. And when the scandal was finally uncovered, Prime Minister John Howard, Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer and Trade Minister Mark Vaile denied all knowledge of the scam. A shadow was cast over Australia's reputation in international trade and a billion dollars' worth of business was lost
Award
Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature, 2007.
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321849
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NOV
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Overington, Caroline
Dewey number
352.35
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Australian Wheat Board
  • Australia
  • United Nations
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True
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  • Australian Wheat Board
  • Australia
  • United Nations
  • Food relief, Australian
  • Administrative responsibility
  • Government liability
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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inside the Australian Wheat Board scandal
Label
Kick back : inside the Australian Wheat Board scandal, Caroline Overington
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [269]-292
Contents
Contents : Part One: The kickback -- Part two: The cover up -- Part three: The Cole inquiry
Control code
000041137295
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
308 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781741751949
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Kick back : inside the Australian Wheat Board scandal, Caroline Overington
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [269]-292
Contents
Contents : Part One: The kickback -- Part two: The cover up -- Part three: The Cole inquiry
Control code
000041137295
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
308 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781741751949
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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