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Policy Fiascos, Blame Management and AWB Limited: The Howard Government's escape from the Iraq Wheat Scandal

McConnell, Allan; Gauja, Anika; Botterill, Linda


In 1999, the Australian government privatised the statutory Australian Wheat Board and created AWB Limited, transferring the Board's assets and its export monopoly to a grower-controlled company. In 2000, allegations surfaced that AWB Limited had made payments to Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime in order to secure lucrative wheat exports worth $500 million per annum. Such actions violated the terms of the United Nations' Oil-for-Food Programme and became one of the biggest corporate scandals in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361140802429239


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