3rd Jul 2019 7:35 PM | Updated: 4th Jul 2019 12:00 AM
THE Special Joint Taskforce appointed by the State Government to investigate dodgy operators in the building industry has uncovered 108 potential crimes.
The taskforce was appointed by the government after a News Corp Back our Subbies campaign, driven by Sunshine Coast Daily journalist Bill Hoffman, highlighted the issue of non-payment to subcontractors in the industry.
The Honourable John Byrne, who headed the taskforce, delivered the Special Joint Taskforce report to the State Government this week.
In all, there was 166 submissions making complaints of dodgy payment for construction work.
Of those, 146 submissions came from subcontractors and another 20 came mostly from industry organisations providing suggestions for policy change.
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.
"As a result of the subbies taskforce, 108 matters have been referred to authorities including the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, the Queensland Police Service and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission," Ms Palaszczuk said.