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Burials Assistance Act 1965 – 30 January 2012

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The government may cremate or bury a person who has died where it appears no suitable arrangements have been made for the disposal of the body. Expenses may be recovered from the estate of the deceased person or from spouse/parent of the deceased person.

  • Sections 3, 4
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To assist in the disposal of bodies. (Long title of Act)

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