This message is in regard to openness and accountability in the Qld Building Industry. Openness and accountability are foreign to Government but the question should be asked anyway.
Good morning Mick
"The LNP have committed to a Royal Commission into corruption in the Queensland building industry as part of their election policy.
It is my understanding that Katter Party and One Nation will join with the LNP in supporting a Royal Commission.
The level of corruption within the Qld Building industry and the building regulator (QBCC) is known by you and the Palaszczuk Government.
Will you give an election commitment to establish a Royal Commission into corruption in the Qld Building industry and the role played by the QBCC and Qld Ombudsman?"
Mick De Brenni said he had subbies backs so what has he done to protect them in the past 4 years?
Long suffering subbies are still waiting Mick, its only been 4 years so I guess we can wait a little longer.
One area that needs investigating is the incompetence of public servants.
There is corruption in the building industry on a grand scale.
However, the most damaging things being done to the subcontractors arises out of entrenched incompetence.
An example is JM Kelly, the public servants were more than likely not corrupt, just incompetent or reckless.
Then there is 18 billion dollar CRCG Rimfire licence granted by the QBCC on 18th August 2016.
With the stroke of a pen some genius in the QBCC granted the biggest builders licence in Australian history. I assume that person then went home, had a nice wine with dinner and then back to work the next day to make more diabolical decisions.
A little over a year later an Administrator was appointed.
There is no evidence of corrupt payment but that person did nothing to ensure the QBCC had the ability to recover the 1 billion surety offered by CRCG in the worthless deed of covenant because the money was in China if it existed at all.
The issue is that there has not been any sort of consequence for these people on big money doing stupid things. They make these mindless decisions then go about their business while subbies suffer millions of dollars in losses.
Then look at the trade associations coercing Mick De Brenni to postpone project bank accounts, now thats just dumb at a time when subbies need that protection more than ever.
Mick trade associations are not Labor's base, subbies are, give that some thought next time you have them whispering in your ear about something that can only be beneficial to them.
The question has to be asked Mick, why do you pander to the Master Builders? They spread the word through the industry that you are just another Union puppet.
Does anyone in Government care about fixing one of Queensland biggest industries?
Based on past performances, I would have to say no Mick but we are happy to send out your reply to our many thousands of subscribers.