Australian Salvation Army enters the funeral profession

March 13, 2017   //   No Comments

The Guardian reports that the Salvation Army has entered the Australian funeral industry, a move welcomed by consumer advocates concerned by a “long history” of unscrupulous providers taking advantage of the newly bereaved and a lack of competition.

Salvo Funerals officially launched in Sydney this week, following a successful six-month trial in which it delivered more than 90 funerals. Malcolm Pittendrigh, the chief executive, said it was a social enterprise designed to both meet the needs of the community and return money to the not-for-profit.

Read more on the Guardian’s website here.