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Funeral and Burial Instructions: Terms of Reference

[Matter initiated by the Commission pursuant to section 5(1)(b) of the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000 (Vic) on 25 June 2015.]

At common law, the executor or, where there is no executor, the person with the highest claim to administer a deceased person’s estate, has the right to arrange for the final disposal of the deceased person’s body. The executor or likely administrator’s wishes regarding the final disposal are given primacy over the wishes of all others, including the deceased. Read more about Funeral and Burial Instructions: Terms of Reference

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