Inquiry into Construction Industry Insolvency in NSW

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The Inquiry into Construction Industry Insolvency in NSW is an inquiry established on 9 August 2012 by the state government of New South Wales in the aftermath of the financial collapse of a number of well established building /construction companies. These included Reed Constructions, Hastie Group, Kell & Rigby and St Hilliers. The inquiry's stated purpose is to "safeguard the interests of sub-contractors in the sector".

The inquiry will be chaired by Bruce Collins, a Queens Counsel. Collins has been an Independent Commission Against Corruption(ICAC) commissioner, and a Supreme Court Evaluator and Court Referee. He represents Australia on the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration.[1]

The views of any interested parties were sought. Submissions closed on 14 September 2012.[1]

The Inquiry’s final report was published on 28 January 2013. It made 44 recommendations.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Government Inquiry Into Construction Projects" (Press release). New South Wales State Government. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Collins, Bruce (18 April 2013). "NSW Government response to the Independent Inquiry into Construction Industry Insolvency". DFS Updates & Events. Department of Finance & Services. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 


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