Dealing with a death in the family is hard. Trying to make sense of Queensland’s death-care andfuneral rules and regulations is pretty difficult too because it’s all a bit of a confusing mess.
Ahead of Dying to Know Day on August 8, a day to bring to life conversations about death, dying and bereavement, I’ve spent days trawling through Queensland Governmentlegislation, calling councils, chatting with cemetery operators and funeral directors, contacting hospitals and even visiting my local cop shop.
Here’s what you need to know about funerals and burying dear ol’ dead Aunty Flo*.
(*Flo is a made-up person; a little feisty grandmother who always wore floral dresses, swore a lot,enjoyed gardening, drove an old Corollaand drank cheap whiskey.)
1. Qld’s legislation regardingdeath care, funerals and cemeteriesis a confusing mess.
Queensland doesn’t even have stand-alone legislation governing burials, cemeteries orfunerals. There are more than a dozen Acts that make small…
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