The Price We Pay

Of the many complaints levelled at the Australian Funeral Industry over the last 20 years or so, by far the largest from consumers and community groups have concerned the rising cost of funerals and how they are paid for. The Cost of Funerals Investigations by a number of organisations including the University of Wollongong (2017),… Read more »

Leaving Your Body to Science: The Ultimate Gift

Have you ever considered leaving your body to science?  It’s something people often joke about.  But can you?  How do you do it?  Who would want it?  What happens if you do? Donating your body (or cadaver as it is medically known) to scientific research and experimentation after death can be a viable option if… Read more »

The fundamental shift in mourning and funeral customs

The twentieth century has seen some changes with the way we deal with funerals and how we grieve, why is this so? The fundamental shift in mourning and funeral customs during the twentieth century was influenced by a combination of factors. These included:- advances in medical science; the evolution of the study of psychology; the… Read more »