by BILL HOFFMAN11th Mar 2019 4:05 PM
THE Special Joint Taskforce to investigate non-payment in the construction industry will begin taking complaints and submissions at the end of this month.
Retired Supreme Court Judge John Byrne will head the investigation with support from Queensland Police Service detectives, investigators from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission and prosecutors from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The taskforce will report directly to Mick de Brenni, the Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport three months after it starts evaluating submissions made after it opened for business on March 27.
It will invite and investigate matters and complaints provided through submissions made either in person or in writing in relation to allegations of fraudulent behaviour around building subcontractor non-payment.
Reading this whole article, it appears to me the Government expects a submission to be delivered to them in 3 months but in my opinion, that is no where near enough time to thoroughly investigate the frauds committed in over 50 dodgy builder liquidations.