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Peter Costello

Treasurer

11 March 1996 - 3 December 2007

Transcript of 05/03/1999

Transcript No. 99/14
Treasurer
Hon Peter Costello MP

Doorstop Interview

Friday, 5 March 1999

11.30 am

E&EO

SUBJECTS: Defamation Case

TREASURER:

I welcome the decision of the court today. I hope that this matter is finally over.

It was a terrible libel. Random House should never have published it, and my wife and I took action to defend our family, and we are pleased that the court has vindicated us against this libel.

And we don’t propose to say any more.

Thanks.