Catholic cemetery control secured despite duopoly fear

By Samantha Lock
Updated June 19 2024 - 4:45pm, first published 4:43pm
A row has erupted over a bill to hand control of Sydney's major cemeteries to the Catholic Church. (Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS)
A row has erupted over a bill to hand control of Sydney's major cemeteries to the Catholic Church. (Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS)

An attempt to solve Sydney's dwindling supply of burial spaces by handing control of the city's major cemeteries over to the Catholic Church will endow the institution with billions of dollars in revenue, critics say.

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