Funeral and Burial Instructions: Report

Appendix D: Australian cases involving funeral and burial disputes

Victoria

Carter v The Coroners Court of Victoria [2012] VSC 561*

Dow v Hoskins [2003] VSC 206*

Gilliot v Woodlands [2006] VSCA 46

Keller v Keller (2007) 15 VR 667

Leeburn v Derndorfer [2004] VSC 172

Meier v Bell (Unreported, Supreme Court of Victoria, Ashley J, 3 March 1997)*

Threlfall v Threlfall [2009] VSC 283

New South Wales

AB v CD [2007] NSWSC 1474*

Beard v Baulkham Hills Shire Council (1986) 7 NSWLR 273

Brown v Tullock (1992) 7 BPR 15,101

Burnes v Richards (1993) 7 BPR 15,104*

Escott v Brikha (2000) NSWSC 458

Privet v Vovk [2003] NSWSC 1038

Robinson v Pine Grove Memorial Park Ltd (1986) 7 BPR 15,097

Smith v Tamworth City Council (1997) 41 NSWLR 680

Warner v Levitt (1994) 7 BPR 15,110

Northern Territory

Calma v Sesar (1992) 2 NTLR 37*

Milanka Sullivan v Public Trustee for the Northern Territory of Australia (Unreported, Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Gallop AJ, 24 July 2002)*

Queensland

Doherty v Doherty [2007] 2 Qd R 259

Donahue v Morleys Funerals Pty Ltd [2016] QSC 137*

Frith v Schubert [2010] QSC 444*

Kontavainis-Hay v Hutton & Welch (Unreported, Supreme Court of Queensland, Douglas J,

12 November 2012)

Laing v Laing [2014] QSC 194

Liston v Pierpoint (Unreported, Supreme Court of Queensland, Douglas J, 15 July 2009)

Logan v Waho (Unreported, Supreme Court of Queensland, Wilson J, 4 December 2014)

Re Dempsey (Unreported, Supreme Court of Queensland, Ambrose J, 7 August 1987)

Reid v Crimp [2004] QSC 304

Re Schubert (Unreported, Supreme Court of Queensland, Byrne SJA, 5 November 2010)*

Roma v Ketchup [2009] QSC 442

Savage v Nakachi (Unreported, Supreme Court of Queensland, Byrne SJA, 10 March 2009)

Tufala v Marsden & anor [2011] QSC 222

South Australia

Jones v Dodd (1999) 73 SASR 328*

Lochowiak v Heymans & Simplicity Funerals Pty Ltd (Unreported, Supreme Court of South Australia, Debelle J, 8 August 1997)

Minister for Families and Communities v Brown [2009] SASC 86*

Reid v Love and North Western Adelaide Health [2003] SASC 214*

State of South Australia v Smith [2014] SASC 64*

Tasmania

Re An Application by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Inc [2007] TASSC 5*

Western Australia

Burrows v Cramley (2002) WASC 47

Garlett v Jones [2008] WASC 292*

Joseph v Dunn [2007] WASC 238

Manktelow v Public Trustee [2001] WASC 290

Milenkovic v McConnell [2013] WASC 421

Mourish v Wynne [2009] WASC 85*

Re Bellotti v Public Trustee (Unreported, Supreme Court of Western Australia, Franklyn J,

11 November 1993)

Re Boothman; Ex Parte Trigg [1999] WASC 102

Reece v Little [2009] WASC 30*

Spratt v Hayden [2010] WASC 340*

Ugle v Bowra [2007] WASC 82*

Cases marked with an asterisk involved an Aboriginal deceased.

The Commission knows of one Australian case involving a funeral and burial dispute before 1986:

In the Estate of Slattery (1909) 9 SR (NSW) 577.

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