The office of Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni tried to intervene in the licence suspension of Cullen Group, which collapsed owing subbies $45 million.
Glen Norris October 21, 2021 - 3:49PM The Australian Business Network
Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni’s office sought to intervene in the licence suspension of a building firm that collapsed owing subbies $45m, a court had heard
A Federal Court public examination into the collapse of Cullen Group Australia heard that an email was sent from Mr De Brenni office on 15 December to then QBCC commissioner Brett Bassett before the licence was suspended asking him to call the minister’s office.
The email from senior policy adviser Darcy Slattery told Mr Bassett that “we need to have urgent details on this situation BEFORE the licence is suspended.”
Mr Bassett replied that the watchdog would be the “subject of scrutiny” if it did not immediately suspend Cullen Group’s licence.