Industry Today

Thanks for participating in our on-site sewerage consultation survey

The Service Trades Council thanks all those who took the time to respond to the on-site sewerage consultation paper. We received more than 450 responses from licensees, industry participants and organisations.

We intend to share the results of the consultation with industry in the coming months and are excited to review the comments participants have shared. Your feedback is an invaluable tool for change.

What’s next?

The Service Trades Council will begin compiling the results and prepare a paper. We will keep you updated in the next edition of Pipeline.

May regulatory statistics

Each month the QBCC takes regulatory action against persons who breach the QBCC Act.

The image shows the actions taken during May 2021. Monthly regulatory statistics posted on social media outlets publicise the QBCCs work against unlawful and unscrupulous licensees undertaking the industry.

Our commitment to reconciliation

The QBCC is committed to increasing staff awareness and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan strengthens our commitment to diversity and inclusion and deepens our understanding, respect, and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

This is the first Reconciliation Action Plan for the QBCC and represents the first steps in our journey as an organisation towards reconciliation. As part of the plan, we have:

QBCC market research

The QBCC is committed to protecting Queenslanders from harm by regulating the building and construction industry. To help us do that, we would like to hear about your general perceptions and experiences with the QBCC.

Your feedback is important and will help us to improve our services to licensees.

About this research

Kantar Public and Q&A are conducting this research on behalf of the QBCC. As part of this research, you may be approached to take part in focus groups or an online survey.

Reminder to install interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms

Get interconnected. From 1 January 2022, it’s the law

From 1 January 2022, landlords must install interconnected smoke alarms in residential rentaln properties. Similar rules apply to owner occupiers. All other dwellings must transition to full compliance by 2027.

Interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms must be installed in every bedroom, in hallways and on every level. When one goes off, they all go off, giving everyone extra time to escape.

Changes to director resignations

From the Australian Securities and Investments Commission

The Australian Government has introduced new laws to help combat illegal phoenix activity.

Since 18 February 2021, a company director cannot backdate their resignation more than 28 days or resign if it means the company would be left without a director. Backdating resignations was a common tactic used by directors to engage in illegal phoenix activity.

Changes to asbestos regulation

From the Office of Industrial Relations

The Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) has changed its guidance on low density asbestos fibre board (LDB), also known as asbestos insulating board, to state that it is a friable asbestoscontaining material (ACM).

How this affects you

From 1 May 2021, if LDB is to be removed, it must be done by a class A licensed asbestos removalist under friable asbestos removal conditions.

International Women's Day – 8 March 2021

International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021 is a global celebration of women's social, economic, cultural and political achievements. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.

International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by more than one million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.

#ChooseToChallenge pose

Raise your hand assertively and show that you choose to challenge inequity.