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:  

2019 – 2020 Annual Report Now Available

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

Survey: National Memorial for Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual About

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 determineRead More

CLAN on The Project Tonight

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’sRead More

Joint Committee Hearing 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

2020 Annual General Meeting

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 an email with a username and password so thatRead More