The Financial and Cyber Crime Group, Queensland Police Service has observed a trend in invoice scams targeting members of the building industry in Queensland. A number of businesses have already lost income as a consequence.
The scam involves offenders engaging with businesses pretending to be a supplier or creditor and convince businesses operators to change the suppliers banking account details held on record.
The QBCC is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Assistant Commissioner, Alison Byrne.
Alison has over 15 years’ experience in legal and regulatory services, having held investigation and legal positions with the NSW Crime Commission before a lengthy stint at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) in various roles, including in their Special Crime Unit and Western Sydney office.
As a QBCC-licensed contractor, you can get connected to more customers for free. It’s as simple as registering and keeping your details updated in our new and improved Find a Local Contractor directory.
With new features like Google maps overlay, click-to-dial/email and improved user design, it’s now faster and easier for local home owners to contact you.
When choosing a local contractor, Queensland home owners rely on the QBCC’s directory as a trusted source for finding licensed contractors.
The Grenfell Tower fire in London, UK and subsequent safety concerns regarding the use of combustible cladding has highlighted the importance of work required to mitigate fire risk around the world.
On 30 June 2017, the Queensland Government formed the Non-Conforming Building Product Audit Taskforce (the Taskforce) to conduct a targeted investigation into buildings using Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) cladding and other possible combustible products.
We recently wrapped up the Notifiable Work (NW) Communication Campaign, with the aim of increasing the number of Form 4/4As lodged online and raising awareness of the NW scheme, both within the industry and with home owners.
The campaign ran from October 2017 to February 2018 and the results are in:
Bridget Harding has been appointed as the new Manager for the QBCC’s Plumbing and Pools Investigation Units, after a very competitive recruitment process. Bridget brings a wealth of investigative experience to the role, having worked as an investigator for plumbing and pools, liquor and gaming, and early childhood education. Her most recent position has been as A/Principal Advisor and Team Leader for the QBCC’s Service Trades Unit.
Bridget will commence as Manager, Plumbing and Pools Investigation Units, in the near future.