This evening I became aware of a matter relating to the application of the QBCC Fit and Proper Person Test to an individual as a result of a media article.
I was advised that a decision not to use provisions to immediately remove this individual’s license was taken by two senior licensing officers in May 2019 who have now subsequently resigned from the QBCC.
In these circumstances I immediately asked the QBCC to advise me what action and powers it was using to suspend this individual’s licence pending a process considering permanent cancellation.
I am advised that regulatory action to cancel or suspend the license has been commenced and will be rigorously pursued.
I share the community’s expectation that our licensed tradespeople be fit and proper in all their dealings and that consumers are protected.
To hold a licence, you must be a ‘fit and proper’ person. For companies, this includes directors, secretaries and other influential people.