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Title Daylight robbery
Published 2008


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS STACK AVC  300.994 Fco/Rne  2008/06/30  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Four corners
Four corners (Television program)
Summary "When the US goes to war, corporate America goes too. If there’s a role to be filled, chances are a private company will fill it – whether it’s feeding troops, trucking goods, guarding facilities or even interrogating some prisoners. Contractors now reportedly outnumber soldiers, and many of their contracts came through companies with connections to die for in Washington. With up to $23 billion believed to have been wasted, thieved, lost or unaccounted for, the BBC’s Panorama program asks if a culture of cronyism explains where some of the money went. "They are the quintessential war profiteers – they made money out of chaos," says one witness. More than 70 whistleblower cases could open the book on the missing billions – if it wasn’t for gagging orders issued by US justice authorities. But Panorama hears from some people at the heart of the affair about who got rich and who got burnt. There are allegations of fraud and favouritism, contracts scored without competitive bidding, companies inflating their costs and double counting, and fortunes ending up in the pockets of Iraqi officials."-- website
Credits Executive producer (ABC): Sue Spencer ; producer/director (BBC): Darren Kemp
Notes Off-air recording of ABC1 broadcast June 30, 2008. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Performer Reporter: Jane Corbin
Notes Available for Deakin University staff and students only
No rating given
Subject Iraq war, 2003- -- Economic aspects
Profiteering -- Iraq
Author Kemp, Darren
ABC-TV (Australia)