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Memos from the Antipodes

By Matthew Yglesias

"Memos from the Antipodes"

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John Quiggin tells us a bit about how “Australia now has its own version of the Downing Street memos, dating back to 28 February 2002. That’s when Trevor Flugge, Chairman of our (massively corrupt) grain trading monopoly AWB was told of the invasion of Iraq, and of Australia’s planned participation by our Ambassador to the UN*, John Dauth who even predicted that readmitting weapons inspectors would only produce a short delay.” This grain trading monopoly, incidentally, seems like a very poor idea based on Quiggin’s description.

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