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|Welcome to the Open Place web site.|
|On this web site you will find information about the services we provide and how Forgotten Australians can access these services.|
|We are committed to continuing and expanding our outreach capacity in order to better serve isolated Forgotten Australians and isolated communities. |
A great achievement for Forgotten Australians is the announcement of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuses. Please visit our Royal Commission page under "About Forgotten Australians" for information and updates.
Open Place will continue to provide information and updates via our web site and by mail.
|Royal Commission Update|
|The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold more face-to-face private sessions in Melbourne commencing 7 October, and Perth commencing 8 October.|
Private sessions provide an opportunity for people to tell their story in an informal setting in the presence of a Commissioner. All of the information provided in a private session is kept confidential unless the person providing it agrees to it being made public.
The Royal Commission will offer 1,000 private sessions before the end of this year and will return to Victoria and Western Australia later in the year to hear from more people.
The Royal Commission will also visit Brisbane, Canberra and Darwin in the next month.
|Click here for more Royal Commission information...|
|Open Place's New Counselling and Records Rooms|
|Open Place has been fortunate in gaining access to some extra office space just around the corner from the drop in centre. This space will significantly improve confidentiality and privacy for Forgotten Australians who use the counselling, records and support services. These additional rooms will mean that group and leisure activities can continue at Open Place without causing disruption to those who need a quiet counselling session or an uninterrupted open area to spread out records. If you have a counselling, records or a support appointment at Open Place please continue to come to the front desk at Open Place for attention and service.|