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Laying the Foundations for the Wheat Scandal: UN Sanctions, Private Actors and the Cole Inquiry

Botterill, Linda; McNaughton, Anne


Throughout 2006, Commissioner Terence Cole QC conducted an inquiry into the involvement of Australian companies in the United Nations' Oil-for-Food Programme in Iraq. The inquiry generated headlines about sanctions-busting behaviour on the part of AWB Limited and whether or not government ministers knew or should have known what was happening during the life of the Programme from 1996 to 2003. An element of the scandal that has received little attention is whether AWB Limited's behaviour was...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361140802429221


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