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Tuesday, 22 May 2007
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Mr RUDD (Leader of the Opposition) (2:00 PM) —My question is to the Prime Minister. Does the Prime Minister accept any responsibility for the $300 million wheat for weapons scandal that has fundamentally undermined the reputation of Australia’s previous international wheat marketing arrangements?

Mr HOWARD (Prime Minister) —My recollection is that there was a royal commission. My recollection is that a royal commission proved that the Leader of the Opposition made many false accusations against me and the foreign minister and the trade minister. My recollection is that that royal commission left the member for Griffith, the now Leader of the Opposition, with egg all over his face.