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CLAN Working Bee Cancelled

Good afternoon, due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding COVID. The scheduled working bee and sausage sizzle at the Australian Orphanage Museum on Friday the 26th has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 25/11/21

Clans Submission to the Direct Personal Response Overlook of Care Leavers

The National Redress Scheme and Direct Personal Response Overlook Care Leavers, below is Clans Submission 16/11/21: Submission into the Direct Personal Response Overlook of Care Leavers

Annual Report 2020-2021

Please go to our ABOUT section to find CLANs 2020-2021 Annual Report. 12/11/21

08/10/21 – Part time Curator Job Opportunity

  CLAN is currently seeking to employ a part time curator at the Australian Orphanage Museum in Geelong. For job description & further information regarding the opportunity please email admin@clan.org.au thank you. Job closes 5pm 22/10/21

CLAN Surveys

Attention all Clannies, could you please endeavour to send back your completed Survey forms as soon as possible. Much appreciated.

ABC Interview – 7PM EST With CLAN Member

CLAN Member Carol will appear on ABC television tonight at 7pm EST 23/06/21, for an interview about Redress and the funder of last resort. Please tune in to hear her story.

Benjamin Perkins: “Because I Grew Up In An Orphanage”

Benjamin Perkins is a care leaver that now works for the United nations. He was penned a fantastic blog post about his experience growing up in an Orphanage. Read the full story here: Benjamin Perkins: “Because I Grew Up In An Orphanage”

Australian Orphanage Museum in the News

A few articles have been published about the relocation of the Australian Orphanage Museum (opening 2021). See them here: Geelong Addy BayFM

Royal Commission 3rd Anniversary

15 December 2020 saw the third anniversary of the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse and related matters in Australia. The final report was presented to Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, detailing the culmination of a five year inquiry For more information about the Royal Commission, visit this page.

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.

CLAN’s Australian Orphanage Museum to Call Geelong Home

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.  

Speech from 2020 AGM by Minister for Child Protection

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: