Best Practice in Funeral Industry Regulation

Ryan, Neal F. & Furneaux, Craig W. (2005) Best Practice in Funeral Industry Regulation. (Unpublished)


This report has been prepared at the request of the Queensland Funeral Industry Regulation Working Party. The working party was established at the request of the Honourable Rod Welford,Attorney General and Minister for Justice, and aims to: · summarise the issues and problems facing the funeral industry; · identify possible solutions to these problems, through a comparative analysis of the way in which five other jurisdictions have addressed these issues; and · develop a framework for furthering public policy relating to the funeral industry.

The purpose of this report is to formally make a number of recommendations to government about issues of concern to the industry. The report is intended to provide the basis for further consultations with various government departments about the best way to address the concerns and recommendations raised herein.

15 Recommendations were made on areas related to the registration of businesses, Code of Conduct, Public Health and Workplace Health and Safety issues, establishment of a Funeral Industry Board, training for industry participants, and issues related to the Privacy Act.

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ID Code: 1829
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Additional Information: This report was commissioned by the Attorney General of Queensland and was undertaken in consultation with the four Funeral Industry Associations in Queensland.
Keywords: funeral regulation, public policy, funeral directors, funeral industry, morgues, cadaever, notifiable disease
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 08 Jul 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:25

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