Author: Peter Kelso

Institutional Abuse

St Joseph’s Home

The orphanage was established in 1885 to accommodate children transferred from St Joseph’s Orphanage in Bucasia, Queensland. Managed by the Sisters of Mercy, with priests

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Steve’s Story

Offender: Frank Valentine Steve’s mother died when he was just nine. He was one of five children. His father was an alcoholic and couldn’t cope

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New Facebook Page Name

Kelso Lawyers are updating the name of our Facebook page from Royal Commission Child Abuse Unofficial to Royal Commission and Institutional Abuse News to reflect

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Ridsdale sentenced again

Gerald Ridsdale sentenced to another 11 years in prison for child sexual abuse Australia’s most notorious paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale has been sentenced on August

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Opinion piece

Apologise to the victims

Almost all institutions involved in the Royal Commission are offering verbal and written apologies to survivors of historical child abuse. It has become ‘standard practice’

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