New Zealand Royal Commission

Survivors hope Royal Commission findings lead to ‘bold’ system overhaul. Read full article here.

Unenlightened efficiency: the administration of the juvenile correction system in New South Wales 1905-1988

Thesis for Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Sydney by Peter Erwin Quinn 1 January 2004 This work traces the history of the juvenile correction system in twentieth century New South Wales, focusing on the evolution of major reforms aimed at curbing delinquency. The study begins in 1905 with the NeglectedRead More

Tasmania Commission of Inquiry

ABC Analysis – Tasmanian government needs to convince public it will deliver change in wake of Commission of Inquiry report by state political reporter Adam Langenberg 1 November 2023.

Public Record Office Victoria Photowall

Are you looking for historic photographs of significant buildings, suburbs, local schools, roads or marine vessels in Victoria? The search has become easier. The Public Record Office Victoria’s Photowall provides you to search through their photographic collections by entering your word into their Photowall search bar on the Photowall pageRead More

Fresh designs being sought for national memorial for victims and survivors of institutional sexual abuse, after glass structure scrapped

CLICK HERE for The ABC article by Lottie Twyford posted 21 May 2024. In short: A promised national memorial for victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse is once again open for design submissions. An initial design comprising of 98 glass archways was unveiled in 2022. (Supplied: Department of Social Services.)

Cancellation of Townsville Social

Dear QLD Clannies, The upcoming Townsville Social on Sunday 21st April, 2024 has been CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances. CLAN will keep you updated on when we will reschedule it.  

Easter Closure

CLAN would like to take this opportunity to wish all the Clannies and Friends of CLAN a safe and Happy Easter, if you love chocolate make sure you indulge! This is also to let you know that CLAN will be closed on Friday 29 March and Monday 1 April 2024,Read More

Melbourne Social – 3 April 2024

Clannies are invited to the next Melbourne Social being held at Ross House on Wednesday 3 April 2024 following the Easter Break. We look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday Nights with Rev Bill Crews – Interview with Leonie Sheedy

Rev Bill Crews talks to Leonie Sheedy co-founder and CEO of Care Leavers Australia Network, who was in attendance when Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan fought back tears during a rare joint sitting of parliament to mark a historic apology to children who were neglected or abused while in institutional care.Read More

Office Closure – 21 February 2024

Dear Clannies, Please note that CLAN will be closed on Wednesday 21 February 2024 for staff training.  The office will reopen again at 9am on Thursday 22 February 2024. You can still leave a message and staff will return any calls upon their return. Have a safe weekend. Hooroo TheRead More

New T-Shirts

Thank you to Cath from of Fully Promoted, Geelong rushing to get our new T-Shirts done by laser printing in time for the Victorian Apology on 8 February 2024. Cost is $30, postage is additional. We have S M L XL 2XL & 3XL at the Australian Orphanage Museum.  TheRead More

The Victorian Apology – 8 February 2024 – Bus Information

Free buses to Parliament House Buses will be available to transport people to and from the following regional cities: Bendigo – Arrival 8:00am for 8:15am departure: Bendigo Railway Station, Railway Place, Bendigo. The bus will be parked opposite the Bendigo Railway Station, in front of Woolworths Bendigo Market Place. BallaratRead More