Beyond Taboos Report

Australians’ capacity to care for each other through death, dying and loss

How are we doing with death in Australia?
It’s time to lift the lid and go deeper.
We wanted to move beyond the known problems with dying and understand more about the experiences of dying, caring and grief in the Australian community.
We wondered about what people learned from their experiences and what they did with that learning. The more we know about the experiences of everyday people, the greater progress we can make toward transforming the experience of caring, death and grief in Australia.
It’s time we recognised the existing know-how in our communities. So then we can start to build a different way of doing death.

We invite you to draw on this report to open new conversations.

Holly Smith