When is a company a “construction company?

Background The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) must not grant a license if a person is an excluded individual for a relevant event. An individual becomes excluded if they are a director, secretary or influential person for a construction company, within one year immediately before a ‘relevant company event’. In 2014 and 2015 the Queensland Building […]



Definition of “construction company” confirmed …

Confirmed – a company that only carries out building work in another State or Territory will fall within the definition of “construction company” under section 56AC of the QBCC Act – Midson Construction (Qld) Pty Ltd & Ors v QBCC & Ors The recent Supreme Court of Queensland decision of His Honour, Crow J, in Midson Construction[…]



New Labour Hire Legislation for Queensland

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld) (the Act) will come into force on 16 April 2018. The Act requires that all labour hire providers in Queensland hold a licence and that if you are utilising the services of a labour hire provider, you must only hire workers from a licensed provider. Penalties for failing to comply[…]