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The decision made by the 'Valuers Registration Board of Queensland' to be reviewed by an independent body outside of the Queensland Government not by the Ombudsman

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Zolton Ivan
368 Montague Road

Total Signatures - 314

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 15/02/2019

Closing Date: 15/08/2019

Tabled Date: 20/08/2019

Responded By: Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP on 16/09/2019

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draw to the attention of the House that the Valuers Registration Board of Queensland is a statutory body set up to administer the Valuers Registration Act 1992 and the Valuers Registration Regulation 2013. Its Mission Statement is: "Committed to fostering professional excellence of registered valuers in Queensland".

The decisions made by the Valuers Registration Board of Queensland (VRB) in regard to complaints of bias, dishonest valuations by the registered valuers is final whether an investigation was conducted or not. There is no process to question decisions and no independent review available.

The VRB with its chairman the Valuer-General, is answerable to no one, thus creating a perception of protection of the valuers, and not the public.

The public interest demands transparency fairness, and accountability.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to make changes:

  • The VRB to have a chairman appointed who has no conflict of interest under any circumstances
  • The chairman to be present at all the deliberation in regard to complaints made against the registered valuers
  • The chairman and members to be responsible for the decision made by the VRB
  • The complainant to be provided the reply by the valuer in his defence of the complaint and
  • The complainant to have the right to comment about that reply in defence at a compulsory meeting with the VRB to resolve matters
  • An option to have the decision made by the VRB reviewed by and independent body outside of the Queensland Government and not by the Qld Ombudsman