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Contact details

CBERS Consultancy

24 High Street
Fremantle WA 6160

Freecall number:
1800 621 805

Telephone number:
(08) 9433-3644

(08) 9382-4114

Web: www.cbers.org



Dental support through Medicare http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/dental+care+services

WA Department of Housing (formerly Homeswest)   http://www.dhw.wa.gov.au

Community Legal Centres in WA http://www.communitylaw.net

Centrelink  http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/online_services/index.htm


Forgotten Australians Coming Together (FACT) Inc

FACT is Western Australia’s 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. Chairperson Laurie Humphreys (08) 9337-4850  Email: fact.inc@iinet.net.au   Administration:  24 High Street, Fremantle  WA  6160.

CBERS Network Representatives


Laurie Humphreys  Ph: 9337-4850  Email: lhu1153@tadaust.org.au
Eddie Butler  Ph: 9349-4541  Email: ed.butler@bigpond.com


Peter Bent  Ph: 9458-4495  Email: pj_bent@yahoo.com
Dennis McNerney  Clontarf Management Office  Ph:  9458-1774  Email: phann@iinet.net.au
Michael Hogan Ph: 9297-3684

Nazareth House

Bernadette Bowey Hills Ph: 9921-8256

St Joseph’s 

Barbara Jean Costello Ph: 9304-1353  Email: nolcos@optusnet.com.au


Keith Spencer  Ph: 0488-719-374
Frank Marshall  Ph: 9457-7936

Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN)   http://www.clan.org.au

Freecall from Victoria, NSW, SA and WA  1800 008 774
Email:  support@clan.org.au

Alliance for Forgotten Australians http://www.forgottenaustralians.org.au

Suite 3, 7 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600  Post: PO Box 83 Campbell ACT 2612
Phone: (02) 6273 4885  Email: policy@familiesaustralia.org.au


Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants Oral History Project
Australian National Library:  http://www.nla.gov.au/oh/fafcm

On Their Own - Britain’s Child Migrants  http://www.anmm.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=1893

Travelling exhibition.  Itinerary:  Migration Museum, South Australia: 18 June - 24 September 2011
Immigration Museum, Museum Victoria: 8 October 2011 - 5 February 2012
Western Australian Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay Fremantle : 19 May - 14 August 2012

Australian Senate:  National Inquiries http://www.aph.gov.au/senate

  • Bringing them Home, the Report of the National Inquiry into the separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families (1997).
  • Lost Innocents, the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee’s Report on Child Migration (2001).
  • Forgotten Australians, the Senate Committee Report on Australians who experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children (2004).
  • Protecting Vulnerable Children: Second report on the inquiry into children in institutional or out-of-home care (2005).
  • Lost Innocents and Forgotten Australians Revisited – a Report on the progress with the implementation of recommendations of the Lost Innocents and Forgotten Australians reports (2009).