reports several mayors across Tasmania have embraced the proposed changes to the Burials Act, as many Tasmanian families face uncertainty over the planned sale of Anglican churches and cemeteries around the state.

 The Anglican Church announced plans to sell off more than 100 properties, partly to fund redress for survivors of sex abuse.

In response to community concerns about the sale of cemeteries, the State Government released draft legislation with amendments to the Burials Act that it hopes to introduce to Parliament before the church finalises its asset sale list at the end of the year.

The legislation proposes that any intended sale of a cemetery must be made public and have a certificate of compliance from a regulator, who would be able to issue infringement notices of up to $16,300 for non-compliance with maintenance, record-keeping and access requirements.

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