Northern Territory remote morgues struggling with biohazard risks and high costs

David Collins is spending the last few months he has left with five terminally ill relatives worrying about how he will scrape together the $62,500 needed to pay for their funerals.

Key points:

  • The cost of transporting and storing corpses in remote communities is causing hardship for residents
  • Concerns have also been raised over the biohazard risks of transporting the bodies
  • An Aboriginal organisation said bodies were being stored in people’s homes for weeks
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