Media

Expert commentary with a unique perspective.

Lawyer Peter Kelso is a passionate advocate for legal and regulatory reform to provide justice and compensation to child sexual abuse survivors. As a former State ward who experienced emotional and physical abuse while in foster care, Peter is well placed to provide a compassionate and informed view on the legal and regulatory issues around child abuse and protection.

Peter is available to provide expert commentary to the media on the following areas:

  • The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and other similar enquiries both nationally and internationally
  • The proposal for a national redress scheme
  • Limitation periods for claims involving child abuse
  • The liability of religious and government institutions for the abuse of children in their care
  • Issues affecting former State wards and ‘Forgotten Australians’
  • Compensation for State-sanctioned slave labour in NSW

For more information about Peter’s history, read his story here.

To arrange an interview with Peter, contact Kelso Lawyers.

You can download a media kit for more information about Peter and his expertise here.

Peter's Media Features

2017

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Alan Jones mentions Peter Kelso’s letter to the Royal Commission asking why they haven’t included Islam in their investigations. You can hear the segment by clicking this link.

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Calls for Islam to be included in the Royal Sex Abuse Commission – Daily Mail Australia
“Why isn’t Islam being investigated by child sex abuse Royal Commission? Calls for probe into female genital mutilation, child brides and claims of underage sex?”

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Calls for Islam to be included in the Royal Sex Abuse Commission – Daily Mail Australia
“Why isn’t Islam being investigated by child sex abuse Royal Commission? Calls for probe into female genital mutilation, child brides and claims of underage sex?”

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Islamic groups have dodged scrutiny by the Royal Commission into institutional child sex abuse – Herald Sun
Peter Kelso’s call for the Royal Commission to look into Islamic Groups is the focus of this article.

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Call for Perth Archbishop to give up pension in wake of child abuse royal commission –  ABC
Peter Kelso has made the call for the Perth Archbishop to give up his pension as an apology to the victims he failed to protect in his role as Archbishop in Newcastle.

2015

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Royal Commission Radio Interview – ABC
Peter Kelso is interviewed by Jill Emerson regarding his childhood abuse, and how his experiences have helped other victims come forward with stories of abuse.

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Peter Kelso fights for victims of ‘State-sanctioned slave labour’ in NSW – Sydney Morning Herald
This article is in regards to Peter’s work for the victims of the Parramatta Girls Training School.

2014

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Newcastle Solicitor says national agency needed to compensate child abuse victims –  ABC
This article discusses Peter calling out for a revision of the national redress scheme and the need for the Catholic church to take responsibility for their actions.

2010

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How love lies bleeding – a story of alleged domestic violence – Daily Telegraph
This article discusses a domestic violence victim whom Peter represented.