The ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell has announced plans for an audit of construction industry safety following a series of recent workplace accidents, including four deaths in the construction industry since December.


Mr Corbell said he wanted a close examination of why the civil and construction sector seemed uninterested in complying with workplace safety regulations.


Although details of the audit are yet to be formally announced, it is likely that it will be conducted by a panel headed by the Work Health and Safety Commissioner, under the Work Health and Safety Act.  Terms of reference for the audit are currently being drawn up by the Justice and Community Safety directorate.