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January 19, 2022

Desmond Tutu requested aquamation after death.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who died recently at the age of 90 years, was outspoken about protecting the environment, giving speeches and writing articles about the need to take action to…
January 19, 2022

Heritage NSW | A guide to mortars, mixes and methods

Heritage NSW has published a "Technical Guide MortarsTechnical Guide Mortars: materials, mixes and methods - A guide to repointing mortar joints in older buildings" that may be of interest to…
January 17, 2022

Rules for people at Crown reserves in NSW

We have received an update from The Department of Planning and Environment (NSW) advising the NSW Government is increasing restrictions in the community to combat the current wave of COVID-19. …
January 17, 2022

Geelong company leads the way with renewable hydrogen cremation for sustainable death care

Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW member and innovative  Geelong engineering company Austeng is set to play a lead role in showing how renewable hydrogen can reduce the environmental impact…
January 14, 2022

DeathTech | We need to rethink how we manage death-care

Professor Tamara Kohn, Professor Michael Arnold, Dr Fraser Allison, Dr Hannah Gould, Samuel Holleran, University of Melbourne; and Professor Alex Broom, University of Sydney argue Australia’s death-care system is already…
January 14, 2022

NSW | funeral, crematorium and cemetery services included in critical workers definition

Critical workers from certain sectors isolating as close contacts will be permitted to leave self-isolation to attend work if they have no symptoms of COVID-19. Workers will only be eligible…
January 13, 2022

CCANSW announces two more Cemetery Safety Training courses.

The Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW is pleased to announce that  two more Cemetery Safety Courses have been scheduled for March 2022. One will be held in the Sydney…
January 12, 2022

NSW, AU | New rules, testing and isolation requirements

A number of new rules  in relation to PCR tests and critical workers have been confirmed for NSW.
January 11, 2022

CCANSW Announces two webinar training courses

The Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW has announced to online training courses. The first, scheduled for March 2022, is entitled "Cemetery Clients & their needs | Who are they…
January 11, 2022

Clarification on AS4203 - Headstone and cemetery monuments

Recently, CCANSW wrote to the Australian Standards Technical Committee for “AS 4204 – Headstone and cemetery monuments” seeking clarification of a number of definitions in the Standard after a number…
January 09, 2022

Recent social media posts shared and read

Some  notable tweets shared and found over the holiday break:
January 07, 2022

NSW | Support measures for hospitals, community

The NSW Government has announced a range of precautionary measures to provide additional support for the health system and community ahead of an anticipated peak in COVID cases later this…
January 07, 2022

NSW | Attendance at Weddings, funerals and religious ceremonies

As of the 8th of January 2022 rules for people attending some events, including funerals, in NSW will change.
December 23, 2021

Plotbox | What's on your mind?

As 2021 comes to an end, we wanted to understand what cemeteries and crematoria have been most focused on. What has been front of mind? What questions have they had?…
December 23, 2021

Dearly Plaques & Memorials | Merry Christmas 2021

A little note as we all start the wind down to a festive Christmas with families and loved ones..Dearly Plaques & Memorials will be here to take your orders, queries…
December 20, 2021

ACCC | Parkside Funerals admits to using unfair contract terms

Parkside Funerals admits to using unfair contract terms and pays penalty for misleading consumers on pricing. 17 December 2021 The ACCC has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from Tasmanian funeral services…
December 18, 2021

Seasonal Greetings from the CCANSW website

A brief note to wish you all the very best for the Season and may 2022 be less difficult than 2021. The CCANSW website will take a brief break over…

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