About the Taskforce

Consultation has concluded

The Special Joint Taskforce has investigated complaints and allegations of fraudulent behaviour that have led to subcontractor non-payment in the building industry.

Submissions are now closed. We accepted confidential submissions from any individual or organisation. Submissions were assessed and a final report was provided to the State Government on 28 June 2019.

Members

Retired Supreme Court Judge John Byrne headed up the Taskforce.

He was joined by:

  • detectives from Queensland Police
  • investigators from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission
  • a prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The Taskforce reported directly to the Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport.

Key dates

  • Wednesday 27 March 2019: Taskforce commenced
  • Friday 17 May 2019: Submissions closed at 5pm
  • Sunday 30 June 2019: Final report was due to State Government

Scope

The Taskforce:

  • invited and is investigating matters and complaints provided through confidential submissions (in person and/or in writing) in relation to allegations of fraudulent behaviour relating to building subcontractor non-payment
  • where the material disclosed evidence of possible breaches of legislation, referred that material to the relevant prosecuting authority
  • considered if there are sufficient and appropriate investigative and supervisory powers to deal with the conduct disclosed in the matters reviewed
  • provided its recommendations to the Government by 30 June 2019.

If you are owed money for a payment claim, please visit the Queensland Building and Construction Commission website.

Information on the Queensland Government’s changes to security of payment legislation is available on the Department of Housing and Public Works website.

The Special Joint Taskforce has investigated complaints and allegations of fraudulent behaviour that have led to subcontractor non-payment in the building industry.

Submissions are now closed. We accepted confidential submissions from any individual or organisation. Submissions were assessed and a final report was provided to the State Government on 28 June 2019.

Members

Retired Supreme Court Judge John Byrne headed up the Taskforce.

He was joined by:

  • detectives from Queensland Police
  • investigators from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission
  • a prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The Taskforce reported directly to the Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport.

Key dates

  • Wednesday 27 March 2019: Taskforce commenced
  • Friday 17 May 2019: Submissions closed at 5pm
  • Sunday 30 June 2019: Final report was due to State Government

Scope

The Taskforce:

  • invited and is investigating matters and complaints provided through confidential submissions (in person and/or in writing) in relation to allegations of fraudulent behaviour relating to building subcontractor non-payment
  • where the material disclosed evidence of possible breaches of legislation, referred that material to the relevant prosecuting authority
  • considered if there are sufficient and appropriate investigative and supervisory powers to deal with the conduct disclosed in the matters reviewed
  • provided its recommendations to the Government by 30 June 2019.

If you are owed money for a payment claim, please visit the Queensland Building and Construction Commission website.

Information on the Queensland Government’s changes to security of payment legislation is available on the Department of Housing and Public Works website.