ABC The Signal
Broadcast 19 May 2021
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Funerals in Australia are changing.

The death rituals of past generations aren’t necessarily the right fit for people dying today, or for those of us whose deaths are hopefully further away.

Today on The Signal, we hear about the trends, and about the funerals of the future.

From body-composting to bushland burials, water-based cremations and funerals without a ceremony at all, what are the options?

And if you’re relatively fit and healthy today, how much forward planning can you do?

Dr Margaret Gibson, Senior Lecturer, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Brisbane
Amy Sagar, General Manager, Tender Funerals Illawarra and Sydney
Philip Shelley, CEO, Canberra Cemeteries