Paedophile Enablers

The Royal Commission has not just uncovered hundreds of paedophiles hiding within the largest institutions in Australia, but also the people who failed to report them.

These are the individuals who knew the atrocities their peers, superiors and friends were committing, and let it slide. They allowed children as young as five to be horrifically abused.

Kelso Lawyers are dedicated to ensuring these people don’t get swept under the rug. They should be as accountable as the perpetrators of the abuse.

Roger Herft

He was the Archbishop of Newcastle’s Anglican church. He knew abuse was occurring in his church and he did nothing to aid the helpless victims.

Frank Little

He was the Archbishop of Melbourne in the 1970’s. He knew about his paedophile priests and he did nothing. He let them abuse children, rather than stand up and take action.

Leo Clarke

Leo Clarke was a Bishop in the Newcastle/Maitland diocese. He was more than just a Bishop. And he helped cover up the crimes of Denis McAlinden and Father Vincent Gerard Ryan.

Archbishop Philip Wilson

He was the Archbishop of Adelaide. He’s now the highest-ranking Catholic Church official charged with concealing child sex abuse in Australia.

Julian Porteous

Julian Porteous has uses his infamous media presence to voice his unwavering support for Cardinal George Pell who is facing several historical child sex abuse charges.

Graeme Lawrence

Lawrence has been accused of covering up the evil sex crimes of serial paedophiles like Father Peter Rushton. He is the worst kind of paedophile enabler.

Bishop Alfred Holland

Numerous victims and witnesses have come forward with allegations suggesting they told Bishop Alfred Holland about abuse in the church. He denies the allegations to this day.

Richard Appleby

Former Bishop Richard Appleby told the Royal Commission he doesn’t recall being told of any instances of child sexual abuse in the Newcastle Anglican Diocese. According to allegations, Appleby was the one hearing complaints about sexually abusive priests.

Keith Allen

Throughout his career, Allen has admitted to tearing up priest resignation letters, tampering with documents and changing dates to protect local priests from punishment for child abuse.

Denis Hart

There’s no excuse for covering up or concealing child sexual abuse. However, Bishop Denis Hart would rather go to prison than report child abuse revealed in confession.

Bishop Brian Farran

Bishop Brian Farran took months to defrock former Bishop Graeme Lawrence when child sexual abuse claims were brought to light. Why? Graeme Lawrence was a longtime friend.

Edmund Gleeson

Edmund Gleeson was a Newcastle Bishop until 1956. He accepted paedophile priests into his church (knowingly or unknowingly) and put local families at risk.

Robert Mulkearns

Ronald Mulkearn was one of the most revered bishops of his time, serving the Catholic Church for decades spanning from 1956 to 1997. Now, however, he’s notorious for protecting paedophile priests from facing punishment for their crimes.