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Queensland Rail debacle: investigator in charge after minister quits -

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A Queensland cabinet minister has quit over a public transport debacle, and the businessman who investigated it has been appointed to replace him.

Many Brisbane trains ground to a halt late last year over a shortage of drivers and timetable failures at Queensland Rail, despite earlier warnings by two consultants.

An inquiry by the former Rio Tinto executive, Phillip Strachan, has found complacency, unwieldy bureaucracy and ineffective governance are at the heart of the disruptions.

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Tim Nicholls, Queensland Opposition Leader
Annastacia Palaszczuk, Queensland Premier
Phillip Strachan, former Rio Tinto executive
Andrew Powell, Opposition's transport spokesman