1. Acknowledge Aboriginal kinship and extended familial relationships as significant relationships when considering access to compassionate leave and provide guidance as to what is needed as evidence of a relationship.
  2. Incorporate management and delivery of compassionate leave in the Reconciliation Action Plan
  3. Conduct a robust analysis of the average, median and mode costs of compassionate leave to inform the development of appropriate cost limitations
  4. Develop an internal quoting method to estimate the cost of providing compassionate leave to determine whether each application exceeds cost limitations
  5. Accurately record and monitor the cost of compassionate leave


Read the Department of Corrective Services’ response to the recommendations

Page last updated: March 21, 2017
Access to funerals and other compassionate leave for people in custody in Western Australia