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Costello's inconsistent approach to corporate crime.



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MEDIA RELEASE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY

Joel Fitzgibbon MP

Member for Hunter Shadow Assistant Treasurer Shadow Minister for Revenue Shadow Minister for Small Business and Competition

3 February 2006

COSTELLO’S INCONSISTENT APPROACH ON CORPORATE CRIME

The Treasurer needs to be consistent in the way he is approaching major corporate crime.

He has called for jail terms for persons convicted of bribery as part of the AWB scandal.

But he has not brought forward critical legislation to impose criminal penalties for cartel behaviour.

The Treasurer needs to urgently introduce this legislation.

We need to stamp all rogue corporate behaviour by Australian companies whether it occurs here or overseas.

ENDS

Contact: Joel Fitzgibbon 0418 293 372 www.joelfitzgibbon.com Tarryn Edwards 0417 140 933

Brendan Long 0408 421 447