The Royal Commission to look at redress for victims in “a significant way”

Yesterday, when a public witness was asked what she would like to see the government do for victims, His Honour interjected with the following remarks:

“…I would very much like to hear your responses to that question…everyone should understand, that the question of redress…is a question which the Commission is looking at…I would very much like to hear your view, now that the question has been raised, but everyone should understand that it is a question that the Commission has to look at in a significant way…” [Paraphrased]

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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