Carbon tax cost added to family’s funeral bill

Simon Benson
Daily Telegraph

A GRIEVING family claims that a cemetery slapped them with a $55 carbon tax bill for burying a relative – saying “even the dead don’t escape the carbon tax” – just days after the tax was introduced.

The outraged family complained to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, describing it as a “tax on the dying”.

Erica Maliki said the Melbourne cemetery told her and two other relatives that a $55 charge would be applied to her father-in-law’s burial due to the carbon tax.

The director of the Springvale Cemetery did not return calls despite several attempts to contact management since last Friday.

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