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Special Joint Taskforce to investigate subcontractor non-payment in the Queensland building industry

A special joint taskforce (the Taskforce) is investigating complaints or allegations of fraudulent behaviour that have led to subcontractor non-payment in Queensland's building industry.

Read the Premier’s media statement.

Taskforce members

Retired Supreme Court Judge John Byrne is leading the Taskforce. He is 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 reports directly to the Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport.

Find out more about the scope of the Taskforce.

Terms of Reference and Collection Notice

Read the:

  • Terms of Reference: understand what the Taskforce will do, and when and who is involved
  • Collection notice: details relating to confidentiality and how personal information will be handled.

Making a submission

Submissions closed at 5pm on Friday, 17 May 2019.

Visit our website for more information on the Taskforce.


If you would like to speak to someone about this information, please phone 13QGOV (13 74 68) or email

Support services

If at any time you require additional support, MATES in Construction is available to link you to the right support service.

MATES is an independent charity supporting construction workers and their families during tough times. MATES doesn’t provide services but connects workers to the most appropriate service to meet their needs. MATES services are at no charge and seek to link workers to services that are free or low cost. All dealings with MATES are strictly confidential.

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