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January 22, 2020

Funeral directors want exemption from AU Governments $10K Cash Limit

From the Sydney Mornning Herald: Australian funeral directors have demanded an exemption from the government's proposed ban on $10,000 cash payments, claiming the policy could hit grieving people "at the…
January 21, 2020

UK environmentalists call for cut to cremator emissions

Environmental campaigners in the UK say more needs to be done to cut fumes from cremations which can produce as much harmful pollution as a car driving twice the length…
January 21, 2020

2020 Rising Star Award - Nominations Now Called

Calling all CCANSW Members…….do you have someone who goes the extra mile? Nominate them now for industry excellence, improvement, dedication or knowledge sharing under the Rising Star Award.
January 21, 2020

2020 Award of Excellence - Nominations Now Called

Nominations Nominations are now open for the Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of NSW (CCANSW) 2020 Award of Excellence. Encouraging Excellence The CCANSW Award of Excellence was created by the CCANSW…
January 20, 2020

Cremation Society's January 20 News Review Online

January’s news review is now available. It includes:- Crematoria planning updates FSCSR update International news Company news
January 20, 2020

A Jewish guide to death and bereavement

For Judaism, life is the supreme value, the great privilege, the precious opportunity, according to Rabbi Raymond Apple writing for the J-News, Digital Jewish news daily for Australia and New…
January 15, 2020

TASMANIA: Penguin Cemetery fundraiser to 'accept and include' the dead who built Penguin

At least 100 Penguin residents and friends will be raising their glasses to the dead in early February, according to The Advocate newsite. They will be feasting and drinking and…
January 15, 2020

Amended plans for cemetery at Wallacia submitted by Catholic Cemeteries Trust

According to the Western Weekender news site, just a few months after the initial development application (DA) for a $24 million memorial park was snuffed out by the Greater Sydney…
January 13, 2020

InDaily: Minister haunted by Adelaide Cemeteries Authority standoff

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Adelaide's Indaily has revealed a messy standoff over Planning Minister Stephan Knoll’s attempt to sack the former Adelaide Cemeteries Authority chair prompted an accusation in parliament that the State Government…
January 13, 2020

CCANSW Announces Two More AU Cemetery Safety Training Sessions

The Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of NSW is pleased to announce two more sessions of its popular Cemetery Safety Course for operational and administrative staff. The session are scheduled to…
January 12, 2020

How councils in Wales are managing headstone safety

The BBC has an informative article on the topic of unsafe headstones in cemeteries, specifically as managed by councils in Wales. Carys Betteley writing for BBC News says while some…
January 12, 2020

Technology is changing funerals and our posthumous options

Technology companies have long bemoaned the fact that the market is dominated by old-fashioned funeral directors who can mark prices up by between 300 and 600 percent. That's why big…
January 11, 2020

Midcoast Council to prepare policy for monument risk assessments

The Manning River Times reports that the Midcoast Council will prepare a draft policy to risk assess unsafe monuments and their control. The council's response follows on from previous efforts…
January 10, 2020

Hills Shire Council approves Castle Hill Cemetery upgrade

The Hills Shire Council has approved a $3.78 million upgrade at Castle Hill Cemetery during an Ordinary Meeting of Council on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. Works will commence in the…
January 07, 2020

India: Designing modern cremators to suit local beliefs

In a world that mostly recognises the causes of pollution and the risks that it poses it is intruiging that in many parts of India traditional wood pyres continue to…
January 05, 2020

Welcome to 2020 and an update about the CCANSW website

Welcome to 2020 from the CCANSW, although it may be a tough and perhaps tragic start for many in Australia. Especially those in NSW and Victoria. On the upside, where…
January 05, 2020

The Casketeers of NZ!

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The Casketeers is a New Zealand reality television series that was first broadcast 13 Jan 2018 on TVNZ 1. The series follows a New Zealand couple, Francis and Kaiora Tipene,…