Monash University with the Victorian Government Cemeteries Crematoria Regulation Unit and the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust are investigating approaches to funeral rites and memorialisation among diverse groups living in Melbourne.  We have a specific interest in advancing understandings of Baby Boomers, Christians and other cultural diverse groups. This is because there is a lack of knowledge regarding the needs and support structures of these groups.  The project will gather information about their perceptions, experiences and plans regarding end-of-life decisions and funerary practices.  The research will provide vital insights that will inform future planning and policy so that service provision can be improved in this area.

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