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The Resource Steel on steel : inside the battle for the future of Australia's biggest railroad, Stephen Baines ; photograph by Steffan Jannides, (electronic resource)

Steel on steel : inside the battle for the future of Australia's biggest railroad, Stephen Baines ; photograph by Steffan Jannides, (electronic resource)

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Steel on steel : inside the battle for the future of Australia's biggest railroad
Title
Steel on steel
Title remainder
inside the battle for the future of Australia's biggest railroad
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Baines ; photograph by Steffan Jannides
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Baines, Stephen
Dewey number
385.0994
LC call number
TF121
LC item number
.B356 2014eb
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Jannides, Steffan
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  • Queensland Rail
  • Railroads
  • Railroads
  • Railroads and state
Summary expansion
The inside story of the privatisation of the freight arm of Queensland Rail and one of the most extraordinary transformations of a company in the history of Australian business. An icon that touched every part of life in the state, Queensland Rail (QR) was famously and audaciously catapulted into the private sector in 2010 after more than 140 years of government ownership. CEO Lance Hockridge and state Treasurer Andrew Fraser oversaw the privatisation, which simultaneously involved a massive de-merger from the passenger rail business and a $4. billion initial public offering - all executed in the face of unprecedented outrage and opposition. Authored by Stephen Baines, who was involved in the intense negotiations with the government at all levels, Steel on Steel captures the story of Australia's ultimate corporate soap opera, as powerful forces and big name stars clambered onto the stage, and the daily media smorgasbord of rumour, intrigue, speculation and high farce spooked Australian investors. In the end, Aurizon, as it is now known, was saved by seasoned international investors who enthusiastically embraced the new listing and turned the government-owned railroad into a private engine of prosperity and growth
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Steel on steel : inside the battle for the future of Australia's biggest railroad, Stephen Baines ; photograph by Steffan Jannides, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001472772
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (193 pages)
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780702255823
Note
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001472772
Label
Steel on steel : inside the battle for the future of Australia's biggest railroad, Stephen Baines ; photograph by Steffan Jannides, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001472772
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (193 pages)
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780702255823
Note
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001472772

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