CLAN Submissions & Advocacy

Listed on this page are various submissions CLAN has made over the years, to the government, the Royal Commission, and the United Nations.


CLAN’s Submissions to Government


A Submission by Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN) to the Inquiry into the handling of child abuse by religious and other organisations


Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child


Submission to the United Nations Committee Against Torture


Submission: Review of Government Compensation Payments


Future Reform – An Intergrated Care at Home Program to Support Older Australians


Adequacy and Future Directions of Public Housing in Victoria


NSW Legislative Council – General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2 – Inquiry into Child Protection


Submission to the Senate Affairs Committee: Review of Government Compensation Payments


Submission to the South Australian Joint Committee on Matters Relating to Elder Abuse


CLAN’s Submissions to the Royal Commission


Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme


Consultation Paper: Best Practice Principles in Responding to Complaints of Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Contexts


Civil Litigation


Criminal Justice Submission


CLAN’s submission on Records and Record Keeping to the Royal Commission


Redress and Civil Litigation


Response to Issues Paper 10: Advocacy and Support and Therapeutic Treatment Services


Politician Birthday Cards

In 2012 CLAN decided to send NSW, SA, VIC and Federal politicians a card for their birthday as these are the states where there are no Redress schemes. Inside the card we wrote that “Australian children in orphanages, children’s Homes and foster care did not receive a card or have their birthday celebrated…..”

We  sent 446 birthday cards to NSW, SA, VIC and Federal politicians within the 12 month period and we received 7 responses.

View a list of the politicians we sent cards to.

View their responses.

CLAN Protests

The first CLAN protest was in Melbourne, held on April 1st to 16th in 2007.