The Heartwrenching Story of an 11 Year Old Orphan

John Hennessy has shown remarkable courage to stand before the Commission and deliver his story. The accounts delivered by John and his fellow victims are some of the most harrowing of the entire commission.

Royal Commission CEO Janette Dines explains the gravity of the evidence tabled against the Christian Brothers:

“The stories of physical and sexual abuse are very confronting and there will be some quite extreme cases of abuse put before the royal commission.”

This video interview with John from ABC WA reporter Jade McMillan gives you an indication of the courage these victims display in their fight for justice.



Peter discusses compensation with ABC Radio







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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