They mightn’t
be talking about it down at Barnyard’s local servo, but Australians are
concerned about the AWB allegations, according to a Morgan poll released today.

Only 13% of people interviewed this week by Roy Morgan Research
think the AWB
acted ethically in their negotiations to sell wheat to the Iraqi
government. 50% do not believe the Wheat Board’s behaviour was ethical,
while 34% can’t say.

Barnyard should be listening. Views on the Government’s involvement are more

Morgan asked “Do you think the Federal Government acted ethically on
this issue, or not?” John
Howard, Mark Vaile, Alexander Downer, Warren Truss and team are considered
worse than the gun-totin’ guys of the AWB. 56% of punters say
they haven’t acted ethically, 16% say they have, while just 28% don’t know.

Peter Fray

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