• The commission heard many customers of ACBF funeral insurance believed due to its marketing that it was operated by Aboriginal community organisations when it is in fact a privately-owned, for-profit company.

  • As mentioned here the CCANSW is now more active on social media platforms. We crosss post and link  to Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and the CCANSW Linkedin Group.  Anything we post on one social medium is posted on all the others. However comments and responses may vary between platforms, there may be posts from others on social media, and not all articles published on social media will appear on the CCANSW website

  • We're going to get a little more active on social media. I have posted a short article in the FAQ section about where we are at the moment. More activity will follow. Please join and follow us!


  • Mainly for those of you not following the CCANSW on Social Media, here's a few of our last weeks' Twitterposts that might interest you. We linked stories about "Capital Region Memory Farm",  seasonal remembrance services, death doulas, a book review about "Unbatural Causes", Penrith Council formally taking on the care of an old cemetery, Bendigo Cemeteries, and, of course, the crematorium to be built "on the doorstep" of an aged care facility. All of our posts and alerts also appear on Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin. Topical local stories are usually published on the CCANSW website.

  • Welcome to 2019. During the break a few interesting stories appeared that we linked on social media. Port Stephens Council in NSW dissolved six committees, including cemetery committees, and adopted volunteer management services instead.  From the other side NSW came a story about a mosaic headstone in Wilcannia Cemetery. Piper the "Wonder Dog" made headlines in North America about his ability to detect bodies buried in debris from the  wildfires that recently ravaged the USA. There were also links to stories from China, Canada and one that asks "Have 'green' burials gone too far?". .



     <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">New museum shows relics from Liujialing tomb, known for murals<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/China?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#China</a> <a href="https://t.co/qkhMnUG0KV">https://t.co/qkhMnUG0KV</a> <a href="https://t.co/6WotmXcQxL">pic.twitter.com/6WotmXcQxL</a></p>&mdash; CCA of NSW (@CCA_of_NSW) <a href="https://twitter.com/CCA_of_NSW/status/1079523374366318592?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 30, 2018</a></blockquote>
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  • Here's a few highlights from Melbourne's Greater Metroplolitan Cemeteries Trust news site:

  •  A few Twitter highlights from last week that may interest you- topics include an opinion about compromising between green and traditional burials in the UK, the difference between rich and poor burials in Nigeria, Atlas Obscure has images of headstones featuring grave robbers, the re-opening of Jawhar Baug Crematorium in India, and how a natural burial ground in the UK has become a home for new fauna and flora.

  • Last week's @CCA_of_NSW tweets included links to stories about how most older Australians discuss end of life choices with their families, Hong Kong's Green Burial Register, how in Britain a Muslim community loses a court contest about edging around grave sites, and  funerals ought to be personal but that new coffin colours aren't the answer.

  •  Last week we retweeted and old, but very relevant news clip about engaging in social media without a computer or the internet, links to articles about  the vandalising of Karl Marx's headstone in Highgate Cemetery (London), Saturday Night Live's "alurn" promotional video clip, and a student from the University of Alaska arguing why we should  bulldoze cemeteries.

  • In case you missed it we tweeted on how  burial fee hike in Port Hedland's only cemetery drives away clients due to the high cost of dying, the New Plymouth District Council (NZ) faces a hefty bill to replace one of the furnaces at its crematorium because it has been emitting black smoke, a "Guide to Attending a Funeral - How To for Adults", and we retweeted @OpusXentalink to six amazing unknown cemeteries.

  • Here's a few of our tweets and re-tweets from last week that you may have missed:

  • From our Twitter feeds....

  • Pearson commissioned research by the Oxford Martin School and global innovation think tank, Nesta, to determine the nature of employment in the future. In this article we unpack the findings from this research: the occupations and – critically – the skills predicted to experience increased demand by 2030.

  • Here's a few of our tweets from last week that you might find interesting

  • Here's a couplle of tweets and re-tweets you might have missed last week

  • Our highlighted posts on Twitter included articles about a Sikh community objecting to a crematorium opening across from a pub, a bunch of high school students digitally mapping burial sites, cremation in Israel, and Zimbabweans being concerned that cremation threatens ancestral spirits.

  • Some of the tweets we posted last week included links to stories about The Friends of Evandale Catholic Cemetery restoration project,  an obituary about a smoking hot body, Wagga Wagga citizens' concern about cemeteries "digging up bodies", Cessnock City Council putting its cemeteries master plan on public exhibition, the emaning of symbols on headstones, how orthometals recycling is helping charities, LGBTQ story telling in cemeteries,  how Abraham Lincoln's embrace of embalming birthed the American Funeral Industry, and more,,,,

  • linkedinlogoThe CCANSW has been active on Linkedin for a while now in its Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW group.

    You can connect with the CCANSW linkedin profile here.

    We also cross link broad appeal articles posted here along with items that might not fit here but will probably interest a few of our acquaintances. If you have a linkedin account please join the group and please, share  your links, stories and anectdotes with the group.

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  • This article came in on our twitter feed. It may be aimed at funeral directors, but the points mentioned do apply to cemetery & crematorium operators as well.