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Queensland Rail roaded into examination

AAP logoAAP 25/10/2016

Former Rio Tinto boss Phillip Strachan will be briefed by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on his terms of reference for his examination into Queensland Rail's timetable fiasco.

Mr Strachan will meet with Ms Palaszczuk and her director-general Dave Stewart on Wednesday before he starts investigating QR's staffing crisis which has embarrassed the government.

AAP understands Mr Strachan was not the only executive the Labor government approached to "forensically" examine QR.

A driver shortage led to the cancellation of major services on Friday and the southeast Queensland service is working under an interim timetable.

"He has extensive experience in risk assessment and audit," Ms Palaszczuk told reporters.

"It is important that we get to the bottom of this."

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