NSW State Government institutions in the spotlight

The Royal Commission will conduct its first public hearing into child sexual abuse in Government run institutions next week.   The hearing about the Parramatta Girls’ Home and the Hay Institutions commences on Wednesday 26 February. Although the NSW government has apologised to victims, it has never offered lump sum compensation to care leavers.

Ladies who were home-girls at either of these institutions should call Peter Kelso on 02 4907 4200 to find out more. Now is the best time to come forward.

About Peter Kelso


I am a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. I have been admitted to practice since 1984. I am the principal and founder of Kelso Lawyers which has operated in Newcastle since 1986.

I have been an advocate for compensation for victims of abuse since the commencement of the Victims Compensation Tribunal in New South Wales in 1988. I conduct the largest victims practice in New South Wales. I have a high level of engagement with numerous NGOs such as woman’s refuges, sexual assault services, community organisations and healing centres.

On 31 October 2012 I was a finalist for the Justice Medal, presented by the Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales.


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