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4BC's Saturday morning real estate show, Kevin Turner

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Minister for Public Works Robert Schwarten today told the Queensland Parliament that suggestions given on a weekend radio true estate display could price listeners their life savings.

Mr Schwarten claimed the host of 4BC's Saturday morning actual estate present, Kevin Turner, had shown wonderful irresponsibility by telling his listeners not to use tradespeople licensed by the Queensland Making Services Authority. (Real Estate Show, 4BC, September 4, 2010)

"I can not imagine a additional irresponsible and plainly idiotic thing to tell listeners of a real estate present," he stated.

"If persons follow Mr Turner's reckless tips they could face monetary ruin."

Mr Schwarten mentioned house owners who utilized an unlicensed contractor had no concept from the contractor's qualifications, experience and economic stability.

They had no way of checking the contractor's operate history.

Most importantly they cannot benefit from the BSA Household Warranty Insurance Scheme, which compensates customers if constructing perform is defective, incomplete or affected by subsidence.

"The scheme is only open to homeowners who employ BSA licensed tradespeople." Mr Schwarten stated.

"Finally, anyone doing creating work in Queensland worth $3300 or more is breaking the law if they're not appropriately licensed by the BSA," he stated.

Mr Schwarten mentioned licensed builders need to not be advertising with 4BC if it was 4BC policy that unlicensed builders are the very best individuals to deal with in Queensland.

Mr Schwarten mentioned brainless comments by Mr Turner threatened the very good do the job with the BSA to protect consumers.

"I have asked Mr Turner to set the record straight and to apologise to buyers, contractors and the BSA," he explained.

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