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Review of the Cemeteries Act
The Department of Local Government and Community Services is reviewing the Cemeteries Act to ensure legislation remains relevant and up to date.
The Cemeteries Act and Cemeteries Regulations establish the legislative framework for the administration and operation of the cemetery and crematorium system in the Northern Territory.
- governs the establishment, maintenance and control of cemeteries
- regulates the time, manner and place of burials, cremations and exhumations.
Public discussion paper
On 7 December 2012, the Department released a public discussion paper on the review of the Cemeteries Act.
In addition to the submissions received, further research has been undertaken into various cemeteries legislation and other practices across Australia.
This position paper sets out the fundamental matters that are expected to be included in a new Cemeteries Act.
The policy rationale for the provisions in the proposed Act are contained in the paper titled"Policy behind the proposed Cemeteries Act".