The efforts of Australian Care Leaver activists and advocates and their allies are truly extraordinary. In order to understand their techniques, strategies, achievements and challenges, we are building Australia’s most comprehensive interactive timeline of Care Leaver activism and advocacy. This will then help educate and inform future changemakers, so they can build on the legacies of previous and current generations.

If you would like to contribute to this Timeline with stories, information and ideas based on your experiences as an Advocate or Activist, click on this link to book yourself into an upcoming online Research Workshop. These are generally small sessions with a handful of people.

And / or contact the lead researcher David McGinniss ( if you’d like to get more information, or if you’d like to arrange a one-on-one discussion, or a personalised small group session with your friends or colleagues.

There will be more sessions scheduled throughout the year, so please stay tuned for more dates if these ones don’t suit.