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June 21, 2021

USA | Dying Fat: Your Funeral Options

A video by US mortician, Caitlin Doughty, has clocked up more than 2.6 million views and discusses funeral options for those who are overweight. Caitlin says that commonly, overweight people fear that…
June 21, 2021

Australian consumers now paying more for mobile plans

Millions of Australian consumers will pay more for their mobile phone plans after recent price increases by all three big telco companies, new analysis by the ACCC has found. Since…
June 20, 2021

NSW Health | NSW Health cyber attack update

Following the NSW Government’s advice earlier this year around a world-wide cyber-attack that included NSW Government agencies, NSW Health is notifying people whose data may have been accessed in the…
June 20, 2021

Notable Tweets tweeted

Here's a couple of stories we shared and liked  on Twitter and other social media:
June 16, 2021

Chronicle | How to Manage Cemetery Plot Template in Digital Platform

Time waits for no man. As the world moves forward, advancements and progress have proven to make our lives easier in many facets of life. It should come as no…
June 16, 2021

Changes to website | Conferences & related archives

There have been changes to how we present archived articles and data from conferences & meetings. These mainly affect the Conference site and document storage area. The changes are intended…
June 11, 2021

NSW Government changes course on cemetery trusts almagamation

The operator of Sydney’s Catholic cemeteries welcomed the NSW government on its decision to dismantle and amalgamate it with four other cemetery trusts.
June 05, 2021

Sydney | Archbishop alerts MPs to cemeteries plan problems

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has written to all NSW MPs asking for assistance with his call on the state government to reverse its decision to dismiss faith-based operators from the…
June 05, 2021

NSW | Crown Land Strategic Plan Published.

Following extensive stakeholder and community consultation, the first ever State strategic plan for Crown lands, Crown land 2031: State Strategic Plan for Crown land (the Plan), has been finalised.
June 01, 2021

CCANSW celebrates successful mid year conference & trade exhibition

The CCANSW long delayed conference and trade exhibition was finally held during the last week of May 2021 at the Crowne Plaza, Coogee Beach, with delegates and exhibitors from across…
May 31, 2021

ATO | Goods and services tax: is the supply of a burial right in respect of a public cemetery subject…

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released a draft for public comment on the Goods & Services Tax (GST) and how it should be applied to the supply of a…
May 31, 2021


Due to the latest COVID outbreak, Victoria will move to circuit breaker restrictions from 11:59pm tonight. These settings will remain in place until 11:59pm on 3 June.
May 31, 2021

NZ Cemeteries & Crematoria National Awards Night

The New Zealand Cemeteries and Crematoria Collective (NZCCC) recognised industry champions last week at the New Zealand Cemeteries and Crematoria Awards dinner.
May 30, 2021

Legal action taken to halt NSW government cemeteries merger plan

ABC News Australia reports the Catholic Cemetery Trust has started legal proceedings against the NSW state government over its decision to appoint an administrator to run five Sydney crown land…
May 19, 2021

Locale Consulting | Out of the Box May 2021

CCANSW member Locale Consulting has sent through its May 2021 News Letter, Out of the Box
May 18, 2021

The Forest Memorial | The Cemetery re-imagined

3D artist Tomek Michalski envisioned a new approach to cemeteries, with a style that differs from that offered by popular urban necropolises. The "Forest Memorial" includes the creation of a…
May 16, 2021

Forensic Medicine News May 2021

We have received the May issue of the newsletter from the NSW Forensic & Analytical Science Service.
May 13, 2021

CCANSW | response to IPART Review of Competition, Costs and Pricing in the NSW Funeral Industry

The Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of NSW has submitted it's response to IPART's Review of Competition, Costs and Pricing in the NSW Funeral Industry.