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Western Australia - Organisation

FACT (Forgotten Australians Coming Together) (2009 - )

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October 2009
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Advocacy Body and Community Service Organisation

FACT (Forgotten Australians Coming Together) is a Western Australian representative body for those who spent part of their childhood in out-of-home 'care', including former child migrants from the UK and Malta, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian-born care leavers.

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Laurie Humphreys, a former child migrant, was the inaugural Chairman of FACT (Forgotten Australians Coming Together), formed in 2009 in Western Australia and a founding member of the Alliance for Forgotten Australians, formed in 2006.

FACT is the governing body of Tuart Place, a support service for Forgotten Australians based in WA.

Related Organisations

  • Alliance for Forgotten Australians

    Laurie Humphreys was the inaugural Chairman of FACT (Forgotten Australians Coming Together) and a founding member of the Alliance for Forgotten Australians, formed in 2006.

  • Tuart Place (2012 - )

    FACT established Tuart Place to support and help people who were in out of home care as children in Western Australia.

Publications

Books

  • Humphreys, Laurie, A Chip off What Block?, Laurie Humphreys, Samson, Western Australia, 2007. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Strutt, Jessica, 'Liberal Mp urges Redress rethink', The West Australian, 20 August 2009, p. 12. Details

Online Resources

  • 'Forgotten Australians: Laurie's story - A child migrant story', in Forgotten Australians: life stories, Alliance for Forgotten Australians, 2011, https://youtu.be/rnO5mCR8ggs. Details

Photos

A Chip off What Block?
Title
A Chip off What Block?
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Date
2007

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Prepared by: Debra Rosser