Date: Mon, 16 Feb 98 21:58:35 CST
From: Stephen Fiyalko <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Australia Privatisation Alert
Australia Privatisation Alert
From Stephen Fiyalko email@example.com
17 February 1998
The Australian government will soon be announcing the results of
tendering for delivery of employment services. Rumours have it that
hundreds of non-profit community agencies will be forced to close,
thousands of jobs in those agencies and the public sector will be lost,
and tens of thousands of unemployed people will become even more
Despite a process shrouded behind the veil of probity, a strong rumour
has it that one multi-national company will emerge with a 30% market
share worth some $300 million (Australian). This company is also
rumoured to be under the Drake International.
Drake International is a Canadian-registered, privately owned company
with some $2 billion in revenue with affiliates operating in some nine
courntries including Canada, United States, Hong Kong, United Kingdom,
Australia, Luxembourg, South Africa, Singapore, Monaco and perhaps
According to news on the www it has been involved in strike-breaking on
the Liverpool docks and in other activities.
Could anyone who knows anything about the activities, corporate
structure and finances of this company world-wide please reply to me
direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also any ideas on strategies to cope with such a menace please let me
Also please pass this message on to whomever might be interested.