A rule in the state of New South Wales (NSW) Australia that allows funerals to be rented so that other bodies are reviewed. In June this provision was included in the NSW Cemeteries and Crematoria Act (Funeral and Cremation Act). With that provision, families can rent graves for 25-99 years if they cannot afford to pay permanent rent for the graves of their loved ones. Now with funeral parlours Sydney you don’t need to be confused to look for funeral directors anymore.
And if they cannot pay after the lease expires, the tomb will be excavated and leased to other residents in need. Funerals in Australia are a profitable business. One tomb can be worth 2,970 Australian dollars to 4,800 Australian dollars.
According to this new rule, tombstones can be removed if relatives of the deceased do not renew the rights to the plot of the tomb two years after the lease period of 25-99 years has expired. The remains of the remains at the tomb will later be excavated and transferred to the shared bone storage room. Meanwhile, the plot of the tomb was then rented again.
Paul Toole, NSW Minister of Land and Forestry, told Media, on the one hand, the government admitted the funeral was a sensitive matter. On the other hand, this recycling tomb can help the funeral system to remain sustainable. The provision contains exceptions for religious or cultural groups that prohibit the reuse of graves. But the rule has been criticized by many Australian opposition parties. Labor politician Mick Veitch says the “recycling grave” is “unimaginable” and “imposes terrible choices on many families”.
“This rule will lead to two burial classes: permanent monuments for those who are capable, while those who are not able will be forced to see their loved ones, excavated,” Veitch said. An assessment by the Australian Upper House Regulatory Committee will gather evidence and public opinion until September 7 and the results will be announced in October.