“We recover about half-a-million dollars a month just through this process.”
John Sultana is a Sydney-based plumber who was left more than $1 million out of pocket at the end of a job last year.
The father-of-four was about to lose his family home when he heard about the Security of Payment Act.
“I couldn’t afford to pay for lawyers; I was absolutely exhausted and out of money,” he told A Current Affair.
“It’s not a small amount, we’re talking you know about 55 percent of what the job cost.”
After going through all his paperwork and lodging a formal claim, Mr Igra was able to recover the full amount owed to the father-of-four.
He says the construction industry needs to be cleaned up to better protect tradesmen.
“They’re rather vulnerable to the shenanigans that go on. It’s only at the end they realise they’ve been had,” he said.
“There’s nothing more rewarding to me than actually getting someone paid for something they’ve sweated and laboured for, for weeks.”
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