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August 01, 2021

Cremation Society (UK) | July 2021 News Review

We have received the Cremation Society's News Review for July 2021. It's linked below on our web site or you can read it at the source.
August 01, 2021

Website changes & updates

In response to feed back from visitors and members I have made a couple of changes to the website. They include a new mailing list for COVID-19 related news &…
July 31, 2021

Tweets tweeted and read...

A few of the more interesting tweets tweeted by us and others. Topics  include  the theft of lawn grave plaques in the Tweed shire, a tweet about the high cost…
July 31, 2021

ACCC | Privatise for efficiency, or not at all

Privatising assets without allowing for competition or regulation creates private monopolies that raise prices, reduce efficiency and harm the economy, ACCC Chair Rod Sims said in a speech on Thursday,…
July 31, 2021

NSW | Greater Sydney lock down extended for four weeks

28th June 2021 - The Premier announced that the lockdown in place for Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour will be extended for four weeks…
July 31, 2021

NSW | Updated COVID -19 rules

Just a reminder that the CCANSW COVID-19 information pages contain frequently updated links to resources and news information. The General Information page us here, and the NSW specific one is…
July 24, 2021

From Twitter....

Here's a few tweets we found interesting, about Indonesian coffin makers struggling to keep up,  a WW1 headstone, the graveyards of past Olympics, a work of public art in Highgate…
July 24, 2021

NSW | Central Coast Council procures cemeteries IT management system

A new three-year Cemeteries Management IT System, at a cost of $441,049, will be installed by CCANSW member, Central Coast Council, to manage its 13 cemeteries.
July 23, 2021

Plotbox | What topics should we cover

We're delighted to partner with George Simpson at Woodwynd Consulting, to bring you up-to-date, relevant industry content! 
July 22, 2021

NSW | "End of Life" workers clarification

The NSW Government has officially included "End of Life" workers in its definitions of "Authorised Workers". The CCANSW welcomes the clarification.
July 22, 2021

Chronicle | Newsletter July 2021

We have received a newsletter from  Chronicle Cemetery Software, titled "Green Burial is the Future".
July 17, 2021

NSW | Further COVID restrictions announced for Greater Sydney

On the basis of updated health advice, the NSW Government has announced the following changes come into effect across Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour.
July 14, 2021

NSW | Extension of lockdown News for Local Government

We have received the following from the NSW Office of Local Government advising the NSW Government has extended the lockdown currently in place for Greater Sydney until 11.59 pm on…
July 11, 2021

ACCC | Computer takeover scams on the rise

So far this year scammers have stolen more than $7.2 million from Australians by gaining access to home computers, an increase of 184 per cent compared to the same period…
July 11, 2021

NSW Health | UPDATE: Restrictions on funerals and memorial services

The Public Health (COVID-19 Temporary Movement and Gathering Restrictions) Order 2021 was amended on 10 July 2021, and the following restrictions are now in effect.   If you are the organiser of…
July 10, 2021

Byron Shire (NSW) to get a natural burial ground

The Byron Shire is set to finally get its own natural burial ground, with Council formally setting aside land near Mullumbimby for this purpose.
July 09, 2021

NSW | COVID-19 restrictions tightened across Greater Sydney

Given the growing number of infectious cases in the community and unlinked cases of community transmission, COVID-19 restrictions will be tightened across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains,…
July 08, 2021

Australia | COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring and reporting

Australia's  Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is responsible for monitoring the safety of all vaccines approved for use in Australia. It  assesses safety data prior to approval, and continues to monitor…
July 05, 2021


A new wave of startups selling online cremation has raised the ire of consumer advocates and local funeral directors, according to a press release from EZIFUNERALS.
July 04, 2021

The Cremation Society Monthly News Review - June 2021

The June issue of the Cremation Society's (UK) news review reports that construction has begun on the Waseley Hills Crematorium & Cemetery in Rubery, Dignity Funerals hopes to build a…

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