The Sydney Morning Herald reports plans to introduce shorter-term leases of 25 years on graves in NSW with the option of renewing for a maximum of 99 years - or buying the rights to a burial site forever - could face further delays as they come under fresh scrutiny.
A series of answers on common questions about burial rights and licenses under the Cemeteries & Crematoria Act (NSW) have been provided by Christine Smyth from Robbins Watsons Solicitors.
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As mentioned here, in recent surveyed responses you asked for an index of cemetery and crematorium policies. One has now been started on the CCANSW website. It includes a number of featured links that link to members online public resources.
Advice has been received from the NSW Government Legislative Council's Regulation Committee has tabled its "Cemeteries and Crematoria Amendment Regulation 2018" report. The report was tabled with the Clerk of the Parliaments on 9 November 2018.
The Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013 (the C&C Act) and the Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulation 2014 (the C&C Regulation) provide a legislative framework for the provision of interment services, and interment rights in NSW. The system includes comprehensive measures to protect consumers.
Section 28 of the C&C Act provides for Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW (CCNSW) to develop codes of practice to give guidance on any interment matter or other matter set out in the objects of the C&C Act. CCNSW has the power to approve, vary or revoke codes of practice under section 30 of the C&C Act.
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(CCANSW - November 2017)
The story about two sisters who find out the body of their deceased brother had been exhumed and cremated without their knowledge, and how the funeral director involved cops a conviction and a fine of $10,000.
This page retrieves links to governance and policy documents affecting the operation of cemeteries and crematoriums in Australia. To protect your privacy search results are retrieved using a non tracking search engine.
In a recent survey of CCANSW members many responded that there should be an index of governance documents, in particular policies. A quick fix has been implemented that should give our website users ready access to such documents right across Australia.
10 January 2018
Separate from recordkeeping and document management, document control addresses the entire life cycle of business critical documents. The new handbook SA/SNZ HB 168:2017, Document Control, provides guidelines for processes and systems for implementing an effective document control program.
New Plymouth District Council (New Zealand) has published a draft "Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw 2019" and " Cemeteries and Crematoria Handbook".
The newly established Upper House Regulation Committee has commenced its second ever inquiry, with the subject being the Cemeteries and Crematoria Amendment Regulation 2018.
The Committee Chair, the Hon Scott Farlow MLC, stated, 'This inquiry will examine the impact and implementation of the NSW Government's regulation. In particular, its effect on interment rights, renewable interment rights, and the responsibilities required of cemetery operators in managing cemeteries'.
The New South Wales governor has proclaimed the commencement of the Cemeteries & Crematoria Act 2013.
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The Catholic Leader (AU) reports a senior death-care industry professional saying Queensland’s laws are “failing dismally” to protect bereaved families, while putting the health of industry workers at risk.