The Royal Commission Moves To WA As The Extreme Evidence Hits New Levels

Starting on Monday the 28th April, The Royal Commission moved to Perth for a two week hearing. The public will see the spotlight shifted to the dark days of 1947 to 1968 at institutions run by the Christian Brothers in W.A. 11 men are scheduled to give evidence of the atrocities committed against the orphans which extended beyond sexual abuse into physical and psychological damage.

Sky News sets the scene for you with this report

The negligence of the Christian Brothers group has been exposed by the former residents, still traumatised by their experiences. This article from the ABC gives you an overview of day one. Scott Cunningham from Channel Nine News W.A. delivered this report into the Perth hearing, with an insight into the victim’s and the significance of their evidence.


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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