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

Tribute in Parliament to Valda Hogan

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.

ABC interview with Lyn Belsham on Redress

Click Here for a television interview on ABC with Care Leaver Lyn on the Redress scheme

Survivors want action on redress holdouts

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.

Independent Reviewer appointed for the National Redress Scheme

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

Farewell Valda. You Will be Missed.

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

Excellent Speech by Sen Dean Smith

An excellent new speech by Senator Dean Smith. Click Here for a clip. Hopefully full speech to follow.

New Redress Interview on ABC Perth

A big thank you to Patricia from WA and to ABC Perth for this excellent interview: Click Here to Listen

Covid-19 Update and 20th Anniversary Cancellation

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

Update for Melbourne and Ballarat Redress Hearings

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:

Newcastle Social Cancelled

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.