BARE CREMATION PAYS PENALTY FOR ALLEGEDLY MISLEADING CONSUMERS

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Funeral services provider Bare Funeral Group Pty Ltd, trading as Bare Cremation, has paid a penalty of $13,320 after the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued it with an infringement notice for allegedly making a false and misleading representation about the price of its cremation services. ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said the use […]

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HOW MUCH WILL THE FUNERAL COST?

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Organising a funeral can be complicated, confusing and expensive. That’s where eziFunerals can help! When you need a funeral director, we’ll help you to find the perfect fit for you and your family. eziFunerals can help you find and compare funeral homes on location, service and price. Most importantly, we’ll work within your budget so […]

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EZIFUNERALS LOOKS TO CRYPTOCURRENCY

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During the past few years, cryptocurrencies have exploded in popularity, with assets such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Polkadot and Litecoin all growing exponentially. As such, it should be no surprise that many of the world’s largest companies have started accepting cryptocurrencies as payment for goods and services. But what about funerals? One funeral company in Australia, eziFunerals, […]

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DEATHS IN AUSTRALIA 2020

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Australia’s leading causes of death, 2020 The latest Deaths report (2020) released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today provides some interesting facts about deaths and mortality rates. In 2020 there were 161,300 deaths, a decrease from 2019.  Ischaemic heart diseases were the leading cause of death, accounting for 10.3% of all deaths.  Deaths from […]

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AGED CARE, HOSPITALS AND FUNERAL INDUSTRY ON NOTICE

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into the UK funeral industry, has potential implications for the industry and intermediaries in Australia. The CMA has announced it’s latest action to limit the role of intermediaries, such as aged care, hospices and hospitals, in influencing consumers’ selection of funeral directors. Under the new rules, funeral directors will be banned […]

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FUNERAL DIRECTORS MUST PUBLISH PRICES

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into the funeral industry, whose findings were published last summer, has announced it’s latest action to help bereaved families. Under the rules announced on Wednesday, from 16 September all funeral directors must display a standard price list at all premises and on any website that includes the headline price […]

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