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Vaile shouldn't be rewarded: he should be removed.



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MEDIA RELEASE

KEVIN RUDD

SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, TRADE AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

VAILE SHOULDN’T BE REWARDED - HE SHOULD BE REMOVED 23 SEPTEMBER 2006

Reports that Mark Vaile will be shuffled out of the Trade portfolio and into the Transport portfolio this weekend have nothing to do with Trade and everything to do with shielding Mr Vaile from the $300 million wheat for weapons scandal.

If Mr Howard was at all concerned with Ministerial propriety he would remove Mr Vaile from the Trade portfolio - not reward him with another Ministerial post.

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10 September 2006

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