Funerals are an essential service within the community and should be regarded, resourced and regulated as such. Everybody should have access to appropriate and affordable funeral and burial or cremation services.
INVOCARE, an Australian company that owns and operates funeral homes, such as White Lady, Simplicity, Guardian and Economy Funerals as well as cemeteries and crematoriums around Australia, New Zealand and Singapore reportedly increased its profits by a lazy $17.5 million in 2012 to $44.5 million, thanks to increased market share, high death rates, bumping up prices for funerals and “higher funeral costs”.
CPSA HAS been invited to become a member of the all new Funeral Industry Council. CPSA will be the lone consumer voice on the Council.
IN SPITE of warnings by NSW Fair Trading Minster Anthony Roberts about funeral insurance, advertising by funeral insurance companies will continue in the NSW Seniors Card Directory.
FOLLOWING the release of our funeral insurance report The $140,000 funeral, CPSA has been inundated with calls from pensioners who are looking for answers because they have funeral insurance that’s basically making them throw money down the drain.