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The high price of dying CPSA’s report on the cost of funerals in NSW

After regularly receiving complaints from pensioners about the cost of a funeral, CPSA examined prices for so called no-frills funerals in NSW. CPSA contacted 124 undertakers requesting itemised quotes for a basic funeral and/or the least expensive funeral they had on offer.

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NSW Government profiteering from the bereaved

“The State Government has entered into the funeral business, by allowing Crown Land cemeteries and crematoria to operate their own funeral service. It appears to CPSA that this is simply a money-making exercise given that prices for the service will start from $7000,” said CPSA Policy Coordinator, Charmaine Crowe.

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Burial tax a grave mistake

"CPSA is outraged by the NSW Government imposing a $70 levy on burials in Crown Land Cemeteries to fund the Crown Cemeteries Advisory Committee, which is “to provide advice on matters affecting the management of Crown cemeteries in New South Wales,” said Charmaine Crowe, Policy Coordinator.

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