Sunday, October 14, 2018

Tasmanian Government blasts Anglican Church over 'de facto death tax' claim

From Tasmania-

The State Government has accused Tasmania's Anglican Church of "scaremongering" after it said changes to the Burial Act were effectively a $20,000 "

Earlier this year, the state's Anglican Church announced it would sell more than 100 properties to help fund its redress scheme for survivors of sexual abuse. 

In response to community concerns over the sales and the impact on loved ones' graves, the State Government reviewed the legislation around the governance of cemeteries.

On Sunday morning, the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania said there would be an "unintended response" to the proposed changes to the Burial Act.

It claimed the cost of burial plots would rise by between $15,000 and $20,000.

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