The Queensland Audit Office has launched an inquiry into how effectively the state’s building regulator is doing its job.
BILL HOFFMAN, firstname.lastname@example.org 28th Oct 2019 3:33 PM
THE Queensland Audit Office has launched an investigation into the state’s building regulator to test how effectively it does its job.
It has already conducted several interviews with industry stakeholders, including the Subcontractors Alliance, which has driven the demands for industry reform.
Alliance member Juanita Gibson said she had already met face-to-face with audit office investigators for nearly two hours.
Several subcontractor submissions to this year’s joint special task force into the construction and building industry questioned how, in a regulated industry environment, so many builders could go broke and leave them unpaid.
The task force was launched after News Corps Back Our Subbies campaign highlighted significant payment security problems in the industry.
Headed by Justice John Byrne, it found 108 fraud-related matters required further investigation.
Its report to State Government has still to be released.