Tiny bastions of safety will pop up across Sydney's foreshore on New Years Eve as the city's information booths transform into safe spaces for the drunk, lost and injured.
The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation's (TKYF) "Take Kare" Ambassadors will commandeer six information booths to help vulnerable revellers get home in one piece during one of the world's biggest NYE celebrations.
"Everyone deserves to have a great night on New Year's Eve and to come home safely at the end of it," said TKYF founder Ralph Kelly.
The reaction of most people when they get a close-up look at the video of what happened in the so-called "Ultimate Fighting Championship", which took place in Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Sunday, in front of a record-breaking 56,000 spectators. Just 59 seconds into the second round, American woman Holly Holm unleashes a left-foot kick to the head of undefeated champion Ronda Rousey, to go with the series of fearful left hooks that have already repeatedly snapped her head back and cut her lip.
As the foot connects, Rousey goes down like a sack of spuds, albeit one with brain trauma. Holm then falls upon Rousey's prone form and gives her another couple of smacks to the head for good measure.
The referee calls off the fight, Holm is declared the winner, and new World Bantamweight champion, the UFC world rejoices, and . . .
The red flashing lights? Aw, don't worry about that. That is Rousey, after also receiving stitches to her split lip, being taken to hospital. She was still too out of it to even think of making the post-fight press conference, but I'm sure she'll be all right. Forget her, I say!
Slumped against walls, struggling to walk and barely conscious: The shocking scenes volunteers witness as they do their best to help the casualties of Sydney's weekend drinking culture
Brown knows what he is doing. The 31-year-old is the co-ordinator of the Take Kare ambassadors, a group of Salvation Army workers and volunteers who offer assistance to young people who find themselves in strife on a night out in the city every Friday and Saturday night.
Photo: Attila Szilvasi