The executive in charge of finances at failed builder J.M. Kelly Group created a computer password that left no doubt what she thought of the state’s construction watchdog.
Glen Norris, The Courier-MailSubscriber only|an hour ago
THE financial controller of J.M. Kelly Group has blamed the Queensland Building and Construction Commission for the company’s collapse, and admitted she created a computer password that was “f--kqbcc.”
Elizabeth Murphy told the Federal Court that she picked that password because the QBCC drove the company into liquidation when it told the State Government’s Building and Asset Services (BAS) division to remove it from a tender list for public works.
Barrister Craig Wilkins, acting for liquidator Derrick Vickers of PwC, asked Ms Murphy whether the password “fairly represented what you thought about the QBCC.” “The truth is you hate the QBCC don’t you?” Mr Wilkins asked Ms Murphy.
Ms Murphy said the QBCC was “destroying the industry and I’m not the only person in the building industry who has that view.”
Ms Murphy was giving evidence in the Federal Court into the $50 million collapse of the Rockhampton-based construction company last year,
Earlier the court heard that Ms Murphy allegedly falsified and backdated a haulage contract to benefit a transport company run by her brother in law.