Keith DeLacy, A Philosophical Journey

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Keith DeLacy

A Philosophical Journey

Foreword by Nick Cater

Paperback, 348 pages


ISBN: 9781922449603


What are they saying about his new book:

Jim Kennedy AO

‘We need more Keith DeLacys in the Queensland Government.’

- John Roskam

‘DeLacy weaves together a tale of family, sport, politics, and business with candour, humanity,
and profound insight. Anyone who wants to understand modern Australia must read this important
and significant work.’

- Gary Johns

‘When he became Treasurer in the Wayne Goss government he knew that Labor had a bad reputation
for reckless spending. He set about making sure that he would not repeat the mistakes
of other administrations. He succeeded. De Lacy has had a celebrated career after politics as a
company director and entrepreneur.

- Don Nissen

‘I met Keith DeLacy in the early 1990’s ... We shared mutual friends & a deep love of sport soon
becoming close friends ourselves. This friendship has grown over the 25 plus years since & remains
something that I treasure today.’

- Sir Leo Hielscher AC

‘What an achiever. What a friend… Keith DeLacy has had a remarkable and one of the most
extensive and successful careers of any person I know.’

- Martin Kriewaldt

‘Queensland was fortunate to have had a man of courage, common sense and practical experience
at the controls at exactly that moment when opportunity came knocking. Fortunately, his CV
omitted to mention a Ph.D. from the University of Life and Hard Knocks. This is sometimes better
than a Harvard MBA.’

- Jennifer Marohasy

‘He knew everyone that mattered and tells some of their story as well as his – that begins with
communist tobacco growers back in the 1930s. This the history of Queensland, and also of
politics, and how one man grew and changed with it.’

- Graham Young

‘With a personal trajectory from tobacco, tin mining, sugar, Communism and dirt-floored
houses to the glittering glass towers of Brisbane, Keith’s personal story is an inspirational
Queensland yarn. It refreshes & enlightens a century of Queensland history.’

- Nick Trompf

‘His legacy for Cairns is considerable, not just the key role he played in establishing James Cook
University’s campus, the city’s art gallery or the world-acclaimed Convention Centre but also the
leadership he showed for numerous local organisations...’

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