Thursday, 15 October 2009

Lobbying for burial regulation continues

The lobbying efforts of the major undertakers to protect their exorbitantly expensive operations from competition continues. The theme in the effort at the weekend was the same as the one I referred to a couple of weeks ago when I first noticed the campaign to extinguish competition was under way. Brisbane’s Sunday Mail had a story where a funeral director complained that the absence of government regulation of privately run mortuaries had created an uneven playing field. Some funeral directors were paying $30,000 or more for purpose-built facilities while other business owners were able to store corpses in refrigerated sheds. How terribly unfair. I wonder if the dead actually worry.
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