18 Jan. 2007

AWB Hush Money?

Howard government embarrassed by AWB payouts:
Mr Vaile says it is not for the Government to judge whether or not the payments are appropriate but says the company should explain them.

"But I would say that ultimately the board of AWB will have to justify those payments to their shareholders," he said.

"They have to explain and justify those payments and I'm not going to comment any further on it."