Independent Member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham has used question time in parliament to voice her concerns about the conduct of AJ Lucas in its dealings with subcontractors.
Mrs Cunningham was approached by some subcontractors who are owed money by AJ Lucas for work done on the Curtis Island Water and Sewage Infrastructure Project.
She first raised the matter in parliament on May 18, when she asked the Minister for Energy and Water Supply Mark McArdle;
"This failure (of AJ Lucas to pay its subcontractors on time) puts approximately 90 families at risk of financial ruin."
"Can the minister outine how this major company can be required to honour contract progress payments to small local companies to avert their imminent financial ruin?"
Mr McArdle informed Mrs Cunningham he had already become invoved in the matter.
On Tuesday night, Mrs Cunningham again raised the matter in parliament, saying;
"I want to thank the Minister for Energy and Water Supply, the Hon mark McArdle, for his interest in this... matter."
"However the situation continues to detioriate where we have small businesses in the Gladstone electorate who are owed substantial amounts of money."
Mr McArdle yesterday confirmed Mrs Cunningham had been communicating with him on a regular basis to find a solutino to the problem.