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April 19, 2018

APSE: Report on UK Cemetery & Cremation Services

The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE)  conducted an online survey during September and October 2017. The questions contained within the survey have been formulated to allow future trend comparisons…
April 18, 2018

Palliative Care AU reminds minister it also figures in aged care.

In regard to the government's announcement on the Aged Care Commission, the following tweet may be of interest, .@Pall_Care_Aus welcomes the announcement today by @KenWyattMP of the establishment of Aged…
April 18, 2018

Server migration on Friday-Saturday

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A reminder that  the CCANSW website is scheduled to migrate to a better resourced server late Friday to Saturday (20-21 April 2018, Australian time zones). We don't expect major interruptions,…
April 17, 2018

Public comments invited on draft Australian Standard 4204

The Standards Australia BD-071 Committee is pleased to advise that after a number of  very productive and collaborative working committee meetings through 2017, public comment for (draft) AS 4204:2018 “Headstones,…
April 17, 2018

Bunurong Memorial Park shortlisted for 2018 Melbourne Design Awards

We're pleased to learn that Bunurong Memorial Park has been shortlisted for the 2018 Melbourne Design Awards in Urban Design. And deservedly so. The design response was to re-imagine Memorial…
April 14, 2018

The CCANSW welcomes new member, Narromine Shire Council

The CCANSW welcomes new member, Narromine Shire Council. Narromine, situated on the tranquil Macquarie River just a short thirty minute drive west of Dubbo, is the perfect spot to stop and…
April 12, 2018

This is What Deathcare Looks Like When Robot Funeral Directors Take Over

ConnectingDirectors reports: What happens when robots take all the jobs? This is a common question that members of every industry fantasize about with semi-real fear. The funeral profession has enough…
April 10, 2018

Don't miss the CCANSW/AFDA Conference, Sydney May 10-11, 2018!

The combined CCANSW and AFDA (NSW/ACT) Conference is rapidly approaching.  If you haven't already registered we encourage you to do so today. Full conference information, including a Registration Form and contact details,…
April 10, 2018

Finding unmarked Aboriginal graves in the outback using radar technology

The ABC reports  the traditional owners of the land around Windorah, the Mithaka people, two trees represent the resting place of relatives and ancestors.  Historically, Aboriginal people were not permitted to…
April 09, 2018

Woronora unveils new Cycling Remembrance Memorial

The death of a man while cycling in Woronora Memorial Park late last year has inspired a unique memorial to all people who have died in cycling accidents. After the…
April 08, 2018

A chat bot is writing wills in the Northern Territory, but some legal experts are worried

Would you trust a chat bot powered by artificial intelligence to help draft your last will and testament? In the Northern Territory town of Coolalinga, it's already happening.
April 08, 2018

The Conversation: Nimbys and Pre-Paid Funerals

The Conversation published to items that may be of interest to users of  our website. First, Dallas Rogers speaks with Western Sydney University's Cameron McAuliffe about leveraging conflict and informal…
April 08, 2018

Latest CCANSW Tweets

Here's a list of our latests Tweets. If you use Twitter please follow us and use #CCANSW in your posts. Click here for more information about the CCANSW's social media…
April 07, 2018

CCANSW News site changes

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As mentioned here the CCANSW is now more active on social media platforms. We crosss post and link  to Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and the CCANSW Linkedin Group.  Anything we post…
April 06, 2018

Scotland: How Swedish-style early morning cremations could help stop funeral poverty

Britain’s first not-for-profit funeral firm has revealed how it is helping to tackle funeral poverty by specialising in early-morning cremations, according to an article on iNews. Caledonia Cremation, based in…
April 05, 2018

UK: Books of remembrance slashed at Leeds crematorium

Vandals have broken into a crematorium and slashed "absolutely priceless" books of remembrance with a knife, scattering them outside. Lawnswood Crematorium staff discovered the vandalism after the Easter weekend, said Leeds…
April 04, 2018

The CCANSW welcomes new member, Hornsby Shire Council

The CCANSW welcomes new member, Hornsby Shire Council. Hornsby Shire is a local government area situated on the Upper North Shore and Northern Suburbs of Sydney, as well as parts of…
April 03, 2018

CCNSW website update

This is NOT about us, the Cemeteries and Crematoria ASSOCIATION of NSW, but Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW (CCNSW). The latter  is the statutory agency supporting and regulating the interment industry…
April 01, 2018

Death care information from Hong Kong, including Green burials

The following from the website of Hong Kong's  Food and Environmental Hygiene Department's website "Ancestor worship is part of traditional culture. It is the duty of the descendants to furbish and…

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