Are you sure you want to die in Queensland? Getting the facts on funerals.

A quirky yet practical look at the inevitable.

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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About Sue Rosenbloom, M.A., C.T.

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Coach - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontolgy Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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