2541. Hon Alison Xamon to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Local Government:
I refer to question without notice 1069 about the operations of the funeral industry in Western Australia, and I ask:
(a) have any complaints against operators in the funeral industry been made to the department or relevant authority;
(b) if yes to (a):
(i) how many complaints were received for each of the following years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019;
(ii) what were the nature of the complaints; and
(iii) how many complaints were registered for each complaint type;
(c) how many unannounced inspections of funeral homes and back of house facilities were undertaken in the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019;
(d) did these unannounced inspections uncover any breaches;
(e) if yes to (d), please specify:
(i) the nature of the breaches; and
(ii) the number of breaches registered for each breach type;
(f) have any penalties been issued for the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019;
(g) if yes to (f), will the Minister please list each penalty by year including, but not limited to, quantity of fine and/or impact on funeral directors licence; and
(h) how many funeral directors were found to be in breach of their licence and/or the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board Code of Conduct for the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019?
Hon Sue Ellery replied:
(a) Yes (b)
Breach of Code of Conduct
Public Health Issues
(d) Not applicable.
(e) (i)–(ii) Not applicable.
(g) Not applicable.
(h) There have been no formal breach notices issued over this period.