Legislative Council Committee Report Debate, 28 February 2006
1. That the Standing Committee on Social Issues inquire into and report on the
funeral industry and in particular:
(a) changes in the funeral industry over the past decade including the cost of
funerals, the degree of competition, vertical integration and ownership,
(b) the availability and affordability of burial spaces and options for
increasing the supply of spaces,
(c) the adequacy of existing regulation of the funeral industry to protect
consumers, public health and employees,
(d) the role and structure of the Funeral Industry Council,
(e) the adequacy of legislation in meeting community needs, and
(f) any other relevant matter.
2. That the committee report by Thursday 17 November 2005.