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Special Joint Taskforce Announced

The State Government has invited members of the UDIA Queensland to provide their views to a Special Joint Task Force established to specifically investigate complaints related to sufficiency of supervisory and investigative powers to deal satisfactorily with fraudulent conduct in relation to non-payment of subcontractors.

The Taskforce will be made of up of officers from the Queensland Police Services, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has been created by the State Government.

All the relevant information and details are contained in the Terms of Reference and Overview of investigative supervisory powers in Queensland building legislation.

To provide your views or perspectives on these matters, members are encouraged to send comments to Martin Zaltron – Manager of Policy mzaltron@udiaqld.com.au on 07 3229 1589 or directly provide them to the Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW).  The ability to provide a submission closes on the 17 May 2019. Any comments to the UDIA Queensland are requested by the 10 May 2019 to allow sufficient time to prepare the submission.

DPHW also invites members to get in contact with Ms Joanne Bugden, Executive Director, Special Joint Taskforce, to provide your views on how the current powers could be improved. You are welcome to email your suggestions to Ms Bugden via Joanne.Bugden@hpw.qld.gov.au or via (07) 3008 2545 to set up a face to face meeting and discuss your recommendations in person.