15 April 2006

Deceit by the truckload - National - smh.com.au

Deceit by the truckload - National - smh.com.au: "It is the greatest international scam in Australia's history. David Marr and Marian Wilkinson reveal the inside story on the wheat board kickbacks.

Illustration: Harry Afentoglou

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