James Raptis, the director of one of the companies, became an excluded individual for a relevant company event under s 56AC of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (Qld) (“the Act”) before the Amendment. The Amendment of the Act commenced in July 2015, where Mr Raptis continued to be an excluded individual under the former s 56AC of the Act, proceeding as if an Amendment had not been made. This dispute did not arise until April 2018, when the commission issued notice under the terms of s 56AF at that time. The Court ordered that consequently, orders made in March 2019 be set aside and the amended originating application be dismissed.
Rob Anderson QC (with S E Seefeld) appeared for the appellants, instructed by Queensland and Construction Commission.
The judgment is available here.