16 Feb 2020

How do we regulate death?

From Sunday Morning, 8:37 am on 16 February 2020

New Zealand legislation around death is old and generally regarded as in need of a thorough refresh. The Ministry of Health is currently seeking public submissions on a review of the Burial and Cremation Act 1964. Many of the issues raised in it come from a report released in 2015 by the Law Commission which called for widespread reform. Wayne Mapp QSO was the commissioner of that report.  

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