Setting the Record Straight: A Political Memoir

Setting the Record Straight: A Political Memoir

by Carl Scully

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Overview

In his political memoir, Carl Scully brings a confronting perspective to the challenges and obstacles an aspiring politician experiences daily to achieve political success — from the process of winning pre-selection, to campaigning for election, and once elected to retaining ministerial longevity, all while delivering significant road and rail infrastructure for the community.

In this first hand account of how the 10-year Carr government conducted its business, Carl recalls amusing anecdotes of events that occured while he was in government, and tells what really happened behind the scenes when Morris Iemma succeeded Bob Carr as Premier, and how on a whim Iemma brought Carl’s career to an end over the Cronulla Riot Report. This political memoir is his opportunity to set the record straight.

Much was achieved during Carl Scully’s nearly 12 years as a NSW minister: five motorways (M7, Eastern Distributor, Lane Cove Tunnel, M5 East, Cross City Tunnel), the extensive Western Sydney bus only Transitway network, the Epping to Chatswood Rail Link, as well as the planning and delivering of transport for the Sydney 2000 Olympics − all lasting legacies for the people he served.

In March 2007, he left politics behind and worked as a consultant and in an international business development role with global engineering firm WorleyParsons, until his retirement from full time employment in November 2015.

Carl Scully currently chairs the NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council, runs his own project advisory business and continues to pursue his interest in history as a part time student at the University of Sydney.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780646971995
Publisher: CARL SCULLY
Publication date: 06/15/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 484
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Much was achieved during Carl Scully's nearly 12 years as a NSW minister: five motorways (M7, Eastern Distributor, Lane Cove Tunnel, M5 East, Cross City Tunnel), the extensive Western Sydney bus only Transitway network, the Epping to Chatswood Rail Link, as well as the planning and delivering of transport for the Sydney 2000 Olympics − all lasting legacies for the people he served. In March 2007, he left politics behind and worked as a consultant and in an international business development role with global engineering firm WorleyParsons, until his retirement from full time employment in November 2015. Carl Scully currently chairs the NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council, runs his own project advisory business and continues to pursue his interest in history as a part time student at the University of Sydney.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1: The early years – what drove my passion to serve?

CHAPTER 2: Joining the ALP – the dream begins

CHAPTER 3: The campaign for pre-selection – climbing the political Mt Everest

CHAPTER 4: The backbencher – reaching for executive power

CHAPTER 5: The illusion of freedom of speech – over-reaching on ‘sacred’ ground

CHAPTER 6: Law & order – the cases of Vo and Lewthwaite

CHAPTER 7: Winning government – exercising executive power

CHAPTER 8: The Sydney Motorways – what it took to build them

CHAPTER 9: Road safety – saving lives

CHAPTER 10: Connecting communities – anecdotes along the way

CHAPTER 11: Running the railways – managing unbridled economic rationalism

CHAPTER 12: Delivering transport for a successful Sydney Olympics

CHAPTER 13: The premiership denied – what really happened?

CHAPTER 14: The dream ends – Iemma strikes again

CHAPTER 15: Privatising electricity – The destruction of a Labor Government

CHAPTER 16: The aftermath – transition, renewal and new beginnings

EPILOGUE

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