A former senior figure at Queensland’s dysfunctional building regulator has torn strips off the agency as another top employee heads for the exits.
CITY BEAT Anthony Marx - September 10, 2021 - 3:54PM
Yet another senior figure has quit Queensland’s dysfunctional building industry regulator.
Troy Williams, a certifications manager, resigned on Thursday and will be out the door in two weeks.
He’s now one of almost 30 top players to depart the Queensland Building and Construction Commission over the past 12-18 months.
The exodus has included Commissioner Brett Bassett, as well as a deputy commissioner, three assistant commissioners and 10 directors.
Many of them are afraid to speak out on the record about the internal problems at the agency, including pressures coming from the union-dominated board to act (or not act) against various parties.
Plenty want to talk, yet feel gagged by section 110 of the QBCC Act, which covers “confidentiality of information’’.
But City Beat has obtained a scathing “separation survey’’ written by Graham Easterby, the licensing services manager who bailed out in late July after more than three years in the key role.
“I have resigned because I have lost faith in the senior management of the QBCC and the inappropriate influence/directions given to carry out my role as issued through the senior management from board members, including on how to regulate safety matters, and the granting of licenses,’’ he said.
You are not the only person who has lost faith and there are those that never had any to lose. But credit where its due, you are one of the few to have the guts to say why you left.
The place is a union run shambles.