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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…
September 26, 2021

Deakin University's Graduate Certificate of Cemetery Practice on hold

The Australian tertiary education sector has been hit hard by COVID. Most of our universities have strongly relied on international fee-paying students, who have not been able to return since…
September 21, 2021

QPRC NSW | Memorial Park moves to next stage

Published on 13 September 2021 - Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council’s Planning Proposal to include a cemetery/memorial park as a permissible use on land at 1187 and 1241 Old Cooma Road, Googong has…
September 20, 2021

Heritage NSW | Call out for blue plaque nominations to celebrate our state's heritage

Communities across the state can now nominate heritage places linked to notable personalities and events for recognition as part of the NSW Blue Plaques program. Local Members of Parliament (MPs)…
September 19, 2021

What we shared and saw on Twitter this week.

Tweets noted this week included news about a range of cremation urns from @urnsart, more photos from @gardensofsilent, residents near cemeteries more fearful of covid,  body composting said to be …
September 19, 2021

Ever wanted to buy a cemetery? Here’s your chance

A new block has hit the market in South Australia’s wine country, offering buyers an unearthly opportunity. The McLaren Vale region is best known for its local drops, exceptional landscapes…
September 19, 2021

Arrests at Rookwood Cemetery

Four arrested at Rookwood Cemetery as Western Sydney leader calls for fairer approach to funerals NSW Police made arrests at Rookwood Cemetery. Police say they had reports of 80 to…
September 19, 2021

Final NSW Water Strategy is live

Today the NSW Government launched the NSW Water Strategy. This is an important milestone for the water sector, our first 20-year water strategy for all of the state. This is…
September 18, 2021

CCANSW welcomes new member, Chronicle

The CCANSW is pleased to welcome new member Chronicle, a Melbourne based company  specialising in cemetery software. Chronicle will be represented by Matthew Borowski, who has provided the folloing introduction:
September 13, 2021

NSW | QR Codes for funeral venues including cemeteries

The Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW  asked  Minister Brad Hazzard about responsibilities for safety plans and QR codes at funerals held at cemeteries. The CCANSW has received the following…
September 09, 2021

NSW | Independent planning panel gives Wallacia cemetery green light

The Western Weekender reports that last month the Sydney Western City Planning Panel (Panel) unanimously approved the Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust development application to change the use of part of…
September 06, 2021

GMCT | New Harkness Memorial Site enters next stage

The development of a master plan for a new cemetery and parklands in western Melbourne will move ahead with a consortium of expert designers and architects. The Chair of the…
September 06, 2021

NSW Health | Restrictions update – funerals and memorial services

The following restrictions are now in effect under the Public Health (COVID-19 Additional Restrictions for Delta Outbreak) Order (No 2) 2021. If you are the organiser of a funeral or memorial…
September 02, 2021

ACCC | Alex Gow Funerals pays penalty for allegedly misleading consumers on funeral pricing

Funeral services provider Alex Gow Proprietary Limited (Alex Gow Funerals) has paid a penalty of $13,320 after the ACCC issued it with an infringement notice for allegedly making a false…
September 02, 2021

USCIRF Releases New Factsheet on Destruction of Cemeterie

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report on the destruction of cemeteries of specific religious communities globally:
September 02, 2021

NSW | All funeral providers should be open about pricing

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has found that some funeral providers don’t provide enough information to the public about funeral prices. However, there has been an improvement since…
September 02, 2021

Western Australia | New mausoleum to meet future demand at Fremantle Cemetery

Western Australia | The McGowan Labor Government has approved and funded the construction of a new $6.4 million mausoleum facility at Fremantle Cemetery as part of the 2021-22 State Budget. …
August 31, 2021

Campaign launched to encourage NSW to get vaccinated

The NSW Government has launched the next phase of its COVID-19 advertising campaign to encourage people across the State to get vaccinated.The ‘Let’s Do This’ campaign is designed to encourage…

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