HOW TO AVOID ‘FUNERAL BILL SHOCK’

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Australians are failing to shop around for funerals and it could be costing them thousands of dollars. Peter Erceg, Owner and Founder of eziFunerals says, “For too long people have used the services of the first funeral director they contact, but it’s time shop around if they have a fear of being ripped off,” he […]

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THE DEATH CLOCK: Interesting Facts & Statistics

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Did you know that in Australia, there is one death every 3 minutes and 16 seconds.   On 15 March 2019 at 11:59:32 AM (Canberra time), the resident population of Australia, projected by the Australian Bureau of  Statistics is to be 25,290,369. This projection is based on the estimated resident population at 30 June 2018 and assumes growth since […]

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CAN A FUNERAL DIRECTOR TAKE MY LOVED ONE WITHOUT PERMISSION

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Can a funeral director transfer a deceased person from a public or private hospital, without legal consent? The simple answer is NO!   It is the responsibility of hospitals to put in place processes for the safe and correct release of bodies to funeral directors or relatives. Before a body can be released by a […]

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IS THE FUNERAL INDUSTRY ON THE ACCC’s RADAR

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In the past few decades, various state and territory governments have conducted inquiries into the funeral industry, with the aim of addressing community concerns relating to: the high cost of funerals a lack of competition the need for increased regulation. The last major inquiry occurred in 2011, when InvoCare Limited (InvoCare) acquired Bledisloe Group Holdings […]

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IS PRE-PLANNING A FUNERAL RIGHT FOR YOU

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We all have a habit of avoiding conversations about our death. It’s only natural, after all discussions about dying and the decisions that will have to be made by family and loved ones when we are gone are difficult to have. Sadly, they are decisions that have to be made. However, if they are made […]

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FUNERAL AND COMPASSIONATE LEAVE: IS IT ENOUGH

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In Australia, when a member of an employee’s immediate family or household dies, employees (including casual employees) are entitled to 2 days compassionate leave (also known as bereavement leave). But is it enough? Do we need more time? According to Peter Erceg, Founder of eziFunerals, when someone close to to you dies, people need more […]

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