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October 19, 2021

The Catholic Weekly | "The Ministers war on graves"

The Catholic Weekly writes "Catholic cemetery operators have accused NSW Property Minister, Melinda Pavey of leading an ongoing war on religious groups by continuing her push for faith-based groups to…
October 19, 2021

New Cemeteries Office at Lismore NSW offers more for the community

Lismore City Council has reopened the Office at the Lismore Memorial Gardens on Skyline Road in Goonellabah. Called the Lismore Memorial Gardens, Crematorium and Cemeteries Office it provides a respectful…
October 18, 2021

John Hewson | Selling off the dead

John Hewson, writing in the Saturday Paper about church, state, the separation of powers and what that might have to with cemeteries.    "Rumours are rife in the sector about…
October 14, 2021

NSW | Cemeteries as State Significant Development

A review into the cemetery and crematoria sector has identified that Greater Sydney is running out of burial space.  The review recommended that cemeteries be assessed as State Significant Development…
October 14, 2021

NSW | Wanted - Cemetery Service Operator

CCANSW member  Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries NSW has a vacancy for a Cemetery Service Operator.  
October 11, 2021

Wanted | Cemetery/Crematorium Assistant, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Cemetery/Crematorium Assistant (AS117 AS118) This is an opportunity for committed and motivated individuals who take pride in their work to join the Parks and Strategic Operations Team in the role…
October 11, 2021

CCNSW | Guidance for Cemetery and Crematoria Operators

Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW has provided its interpretation of the application of current Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021 in regard to cemeteries & crematoria in New South Wales.  The document…
October 10, 2021

Review of NSW Cemeteries and Crematoria Act

In 2019-2020, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment commenced a statutory review of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013.
October 10, 2021

The Guardian | Sydney's OneCrown v Catholic cemeteries dispute

The Guardian reports (11th Oct 2021) that the  plan to put burial grounds under the control of a single body has engulfed religious groups and pitted NSW government ministers against…
October 07, 2021

Read, viewed or shared on @Twitter

Here's a few tweets from the last couple of weeks week, including a photo of Sheringa Cemetery (South Australia) taken by @gardensofsilent,  questions asking if NSW Catholic cemeteries have found…
October 06, 2021

NSW | Covid restrictions to ease Monday 11th October 2021

COVID restrictions currently in place for NSW will ease, but only for  fully vaccinated people, from Monday 11 October. New NSW premier Dominic Perrottet has announced significant changes to the…
October 04, 2021

AFCA finds funeral fund misled and deceived consumers

In April 2021 the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) found in favour of a complainant and ordered Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund (ACBF) to refund her over $8000 in premiums.The case…
October 03, 2021

New public health advice for NSW reopening

New public health advice sets out how NSW will continue to tackle COVID-19 as the state begins to reopen when it reaches the 70 per cent double dose vaccination target.…
October 03, 2021

NSW | Bureaucrats call for ban on Catholic cemetery deal

According to  Sydney's Daily Telegraph, a plan to hand over control of the most valuable parts of the Sydney’s $1b cemetery sector to the Catholic Church has been slammed by…
October 03, 2021

Bold new strategy launched to secure NSW’s water future

The NSW Government has launched a bold new 20-year strategy to secure the state’s water resources. The focus is on ensuring water security for NSW communities, industries and environment to…
October 03, 2021

First natural cemetery in Flanders: no tombstones and biodegradable coffins

This Wednesday, the first natural cemetery in Flanders opened, in the town of Drongen, a satellite town of Ghent in Belgium. There are no tombstones or divided burial plots, nor…
October 03, 2021

Draft Greater Sydney Water Strategy now released for community consultation

The NSW Government has released the draft Greater Sydney Water Strategy for public comment. The draft strategy is a long-term plan to ensure a resilient and secure water supply for…
October 03, 2021

Cremation Society | September 2021 News Review

The Cremation Society (UK) has published its News Review for September, 2021. It is linked here:
September 28, 2021

NSW | Reopening starts at 70% full vaccination

Stay-at-home orders for adults who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be lifted from the Monday after NSW passes the 70% double vaccination target. The roadmap is…
September 27, 2021

Losses reported to Scamwatch exceed $211 million, phone scams exploding

27 September 2021 Scamwatch is urging people to be extra vigilant about scams after Australians reported a record $211 million in losses to scams so far this year, an 89…

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