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
Sexual abuse redress scheme taking years to deliver compensation for victims who’ve already waited decades
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 sendingRead More
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
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, andRead More
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: https://www.aph.gov.au/live
Please note that the Newcastle Social, intended to take place on Tuesday 17th of March 2020 has been cancelled. We apologize for the disappointment, and hope that Newcastle Clannies are able to catch up at a later date.
See your latest Clanicle (the back page) for times, addresses, and RSVP information PERTH: Monday 16th of March 2020 ALBURY/WODONGA: Sunday 22nd of March 2020 SYDNEY: Tuesday 31st of March 2020 TASMANIA: Sunday 5th of April 2020 GEELONG: Wednesday 8th of April 2020 FAR NORTH COAST: Wednesday 29th ofRead More