The Queensland Building and Construction Commission will be empowered to take action where there is a threat to the safety of workers on building sites, with laws to be introduced to state parliament.

Housing Minister Mick de Brenni says the laws, to be tabled on Thursday, will ensure the QBCC be notified if there is a death or serious injury on a building site. “The powers of the QBCC will be strengthened and clarified so it can decide to cancel a licence if…