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The Resource Too soon, too late : how a family turned its own tragedies into a remarkable crusade to keep all our children safe, Ralph and Kathy Kelly ; forewords by Andrew Scipione and Gordian Fulde

Too soon, too late : how a family turned its own tragedies into a remarkable crusade to keep all our children safe, Ralph and Kathy Kelly ; forewords by Andrew Scipione and Gordian Fulde

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Too soon, too late : how a family turned its own tragedies into a remarkable crusade to keep all our children safe
Title
Too soon, too late
Title remainder
how a family turned its own tragedies into a remarkable crusade to keep all our children safe
Statement of responsibility
Ralph and Kathy Kelly ; forewords by Andrew Scipione and Gordian Fulde
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eng
Summary
On a winter's night in July 2012, Kathy and Ralph Kelly received a phone call no parent should ever have to answer. It was the Emergency department of a Sydney hospital, telling them that their eldest son Thomas had been in an altercation and that they were to come at once. Thomas had been coward punched by a total stranger within two minutes of getting out of a taxi in Kings Cross, on his way to a private 18th birthday party of a friend. Two days after that first phone call Kathy and Ralph were told that their son had suffered catastrophic head injuries resulting in brain death. They were advised that there was no other option but to switch off his life support. He was 18 years old. In the aftermath of their son's death, Kathy and Ralph became the public face of the campaign to end the drunken violence that plagued Sydney's major nightspots. Along with Premiers Barry O'Farrell and Mike Baird they helped institute the lock out laws that have been a major factor in the reduction of alcohol related deaths and injuries in Darling Harbour, Kings Cross and Sydney's CBD. They were also instrumental in creating Take Kare Safe Spaces ('Kare' with a 'K' after Thomas's initials) for young people in key nightspots, which has now registered over 52,000 interventions since December 2014, what the Kellys call 'sliding door moments', the difference between a young person's life continuing on as normal or degenerating into something terrible
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Kelly, Ralph
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Kelly, Kathy
  • Scipione, Andrew
  • Fulde, Gordian W. O.
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  • Kelly, Kathy
  • Kelly, Ralph
  • Parents of murder victims
  • Victims of violent crimes
  • Parents
  • Life change events
  • Children
  • Violence
  • Grief
Target audience
adult
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Too soon, too late : how a family turned its own tragedies into a remarkable crusade to keep all our children safe, Ralph and Kathy Kelly ; forewords by Andrew Scipione and Gordian Fulde
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Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251180748
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760632786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
Label
Too soon, too late : how a family turned its own tragedies into a remarkable crusade to keep all our children safe, Ralph and Kathy Kelly ; forewords by Andrew Scipione and Gordian Fulde
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251180748
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760632786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits

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