A taskforce set up to forensically examine the Queensland building and construction industry has identified 108 possible fraudsters.
The Courier-MailSubscriber only|July 4, 2019 12:00am
A TASKFORCE set up to forensically examine the Queensland building and construction industry has identified 108 possible fraudsters.
The Special Joint Taskforce was announced after The Courier-Mail’s Back Our Subbies campaign, which revealed about 50 major collapses in the industry since 2013 have left debts of half a billion dollars owed to more than 7000 trade creditors.
Members of the taskforce have alerted authorities to take a closer look at 108 potential prosecutions.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk welcomed the news, saying it was a step in the right direction for mums and dads, and small business people left in the lurch with unpaid invoices.
“About 45 per cent of referrals related to alleged fraud, while others involved claims of insolvent trading, unlicensed building work and failure to pay retention amounts,” Ms Palaszczuk said.