An alliance of small to medium-sized “mum and dad building companies” have united as the storm over “aggressive” tactics by the state’s construction watchdog is set to intensify.
The builders have accused the powerful Queensland Building and Construction Commission of relentlessly pursuing them over minor disputes and suspending their licenses before fully investigating complaints.
The QBCC is supported by Housing Minister Mick de Brenni, who wants to give the body even greater powers to tackle dodgy builders in a bid to protect subcontractors and homeowners.
ALLEGATIONS of heavy-handedness and “aggressive tactics” have been levelled at the state’s construction watchdog by an alliance of builders who say its methods are destroying jobs.
The builders have joined forces to blow the whistle on the relentless pursuit of their businesses by the powerful Queensland Building and Construction Commission which has pushed them to the brink of closure and in some cases, the collapse of their companies.
The Sun Herald & Courier Mail Queensland
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