Tasmanian Government Commission of Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Click here to read about the Comission of Inquiry announced on the 23rd of November 2020 by The Honourable Peter Gutwein MP, Premier of Tasmania. The Inquiry will commence in early 2021 and is expected to take approximately 12 months to complete.

Exciting news! At long last the Australian Orphanage Museum will have a permanent home in Geelong. The Museum will be moving in the near future to a lovely new home at 351 Ryrie St, Geelong.

Click here for the press release and more information.


Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan joined us for the 2020 AGM (albeit virtually), to deliver a speech regarding the Redress Scheme. For those who were unable to make the meeting, we have a video of Minister Donnellan’s speech below:


The CLAN Annual Report for 2019 to 2020 is now available on the Annual Reports page (Click Here), and contains reports from the President and CEO of CLAN, information on our activities from the year, financial reports, and much more.

CLAN now has EFTPOS facilities for those wishing to make membership payments or donations. This facility is available by calling the CLAN office on 1800 008 774

The Department of Social Services is seeking your views on the purpose and key attributes of the National Memorial for Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse via a national survey. Your responses will inform the scope of a national competition to be held in early 2021 to determine the National Memorial design.

Click Here for More Details

Survey opens 2nd of November and closes on 22nd of November 2020

CLAN will be on The Project on Channel 10 tonight. The program starts at 6.30 pm. Leonie Sheedy is interviewed to speak about the Victorian Judge who over turned the deed of release as well as discussion on the appalling Redress. Please Clannies make comments after the segment to CLAN’s Instagram & Twitter account, as well as The Project’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Thank you all for your support.


The Joint Committee reviewing the implementation of the National Redress Scheme will be holding a hearing today.  Committee is hearing from CLAN.  Streaming from 10am at aph.gov.au/live

CLAN’s AGM is being held on the 21st November from 2.00 to 4.00pm. For more information please log onto the members section.  If you are a CLAN member but do not yet have access to the member’s section, please send museum@clan.org.au an email with a username and password so that you can be logged on.

The following statement was made in parliament by Sonia Kilkenny, paying tribute to Care Leaver Valda Hogan, a prominent and beloved figure in CLAN’s history. Many thanks to Ms Kilkenny for her kind words.

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