ABC interview with Lyn Belsham on Redress

Click Here for a television interview on ABC with Care Leaver Lyn on the Redress scheme

Click Here for an interview with Lyn Belsham on the Redress Scheme

Institutions who refuse to join up to a redress scheme for survivors of abuse will know on Wednesday how serious the government is about the issue. Click Here for more information.

In a media release today, Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston announced the appointment of Ms Robyn Kruk AO as the Independent Reviewer for the second anniversary review of the National Redress Scheme. Click Here for Details

It is with extreme sadness we announce the death of long standing Clannie Valda Hogan. All Australian CareLeavers owe Valda our appreciation. She was a fighter since 1990’s. Her letters to Archbishop Pell and Denis Hart are legendary. Federal Police visited her and tried to tell her to stop sending letters. Valda didn’t listen. A true fighter for the rights of Clannies, she loved CLAN and we loved Valda. Condolences to Paul and their children.

She will be missed.

An excellent new speech by Senator Dean Smith. Click Here for a clip. Hopefully full speech to follow.

A big thank you to Patricia from WA and to ABC Perth for this excellent interview: Click Here to Listen

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Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 (coronavirus), CLAN has come to the regretful decision to postpone the 20th Anniversary celebration. We know this news will come as a great disappointment, and the decision was not made lightly. CLAN’s highest priority is the health and safety of Care Leavers, and we thank you for your understanding in this difficult time.


The Australian Orphanage Museum in Geelong is closed for the time being, and socials are postponed until they can be held safely. However all other CLAN services, including counselling and Redress applications, will be operating as usual. For more information, please contact CLAN on 1800 008 774, or email us at For further information on Covid-19 and how to stay safe, please Click Here.


Thank you for your understanding, and stay safe.

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the public Redress hearings in Melbourne and Ballarat will now be held by teleconference. Those interested may watch through the following link: